NZ2464 : Northern Goldsmiths on corner of Clayton Street West and Westgate Road

taken 14 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

Northern Goldsmiths on corner of Clayton Street West and Westgate Road
Northern Goldsmiths on corner of Clayton Street West and Westgate Road
The Art Nouveau turret and corner offices extending along Westgate Road, designed by Cackett and Burns Dick around 1910, were built into, and in front of, Richard Grainger's existing properties, running to the left along Clayton Street West. The Northern Goldsmiths building features NZ2464 : Golden naked woman; and clock like that at the other of their Newcastle properties NZ2464 : Northern Goldsmiths, Blackett Street and Pilgrim Street corner. The clock was added around 1932.
Tyne and Wear HER (9245): Newcastle, Westgate Road, Nos. 85 to 89, Northern Goldsmiths LinkExternal link
Grainger Town

Present-day Newcastle owes much of its architecture to the partnership of Richard Grainger LinkExternal link and John Dobson LinkExternal link
Grainger was a builder who built many important buildings in Newcastle. Dobson was an architect, with whom Grainger worked on many projects. Between 1824 and 1826, Grainger built most of Eldon Square and Blackett Street. In 1829, Dobson and Grainger built Leazes Terrace and Leazes Crescent, and in 1832, they completed the Royal Arcade at the foot of Pilgrim Street.
In 1839, the two men completed their most ambitious project covering 12 acres (49,000 m2) in central Newcastle, on the site of Newe House (also called Anderson Place). They built three new thoroughfares, Grey Street, Grainger Street and Clayton Street, with many connecting streets, as well as the Central Exchange and the Grainger Market.
Dobson was the one who provided the creative drive behind the project and Grey Street is considered to be his finest creation with its elegant curve. Unfortunately most of old Eldon Square was demolished in the 1960s in the name of progress. The Royal Arcade met a similar fate.
The name, Grainger Town, was first applied to this part of the City Centre in 1991 by the City Council and the Grainger Town Partnership was set up to co-ordinate its regeneration and revitalisation.
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Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 31 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 5 February, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2446 6403 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2177N 1:37.1669W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2449 6403
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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