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The Signatures of Peter Ellis

2014 11 18 'Signatures' coverClick on the image of the cover of this pdf to view a 70 page supplement to the Society’s 2013 book In the Footsteps of Peter Ellis. It is copyright © 2014 but may be downloaded for personal use and will be of most interest to those who already have a copy of the book.

Arranged chronologically in 15 sections, it covers the period from 1810 (when Peter Ellis senior obtained a lease for building land in Gloucester Street) to 2014 (when a ruin in Park Road was discovered to have features which make it a candidate for further research).

In particular, section 1864 and section 1873 present evidence that a pair of semi-detached houses on Catharine Street and a restaurant on Upper Duke Street were both designed by Peter Ellis.

Book Launch: In the Footsteps of Peter Ellis

Footsteps cover for websiteIn the Footsteps of Peter Ellis by Robert Ainsworth and Graham Jones was launched on 4th September 2013 and is now available for purchase from our shop.

Click on the image to view sample pages from the book.

‘I have had a totally engrossing read of this book… I take my hat off to you for the quality of production and design… You have certainly notched up the quality of local history research significantly.’   Timothy Stevens, Assistant Director (Collections) at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a previous Director of the Walker Art Gallery.

‘I have just finished your outstanding book… It was absolutely fascinating in its clarity and execution.’  Ken Rogers, Managing Director, Trinity Mirror, and author of The Lost Tribe of Everton and Scottie Road.

‘I think it is a fabulous publication.’  Karen O’Rourke, Curator of Social History, National Museums Liverpool.

Although Peter Ellis is now known in architectural circles the world over as a pioneer in the method of construction of office buildings which later would lead to American skyscrapers, this is not a book on architecture. Continue reading