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In the Footsteps of Peter Ellis


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Architect of Oriel Chambers and 16 Cook Street, Liverpool

Since Oriel Chambers gainned Grade I listedstatus, 16 Cook Street achieved Grade II*, and they became world famous, a tradition has grown up that very little else is knownof their architect Peter Ellis (1805-1884).

Using the vast resources of the Liverpool Record Office and the library of the Liverpool Athenaeum, and supplemented with material from other key sources, particularly the Liverpool Mercury, the authors follow Peter's journey through life, tracing his upbringing, his career, and his marriage to Mary Helen Syers, and identifying a number of their relations. They revisit the various places where Peterlived and worked and consider other buildings, inventions and professional matters with which he was concerned.

Archive pictures, photographs, maps and historical accounts of the 19th century Liverpool with which Peter Ellis was familiar have been carefully brought together and interwoven with photographs of those locations in the 21st century city.

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Dimensions: 21 x 26.4 x 1.6cm

Format: Paperback, 228 pages

Publisher: Liverpool History Society

ISBN: 978-0-9559428-3-9

Robert Ainsworth and Graham Jones