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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

ATLAS CHAMBERS

Summary

Type Building

     Massive ornamental bronze entrance to King Street fa├žade surmounted by kneeling figure of Atlas with golden globe on his shoulders. Bronze plaque on corner with Brown Street with cartouche above this.
     Michael Waterhouse (the architect) was the grandson of Alfred Waterhouse. Former home of Manchester Assurance Company, founded early 1824, one of the first insurance companies in Manchester. Manchester Assurance merged with Atlas Assurance of London in 1904. Old hq of demolished to make way for new building.
    

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Waterhouse, Michael Architect

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Bronze 200cm high approx
Building Portland Stone None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
MR/MCR91 MR
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
Vandalism
  • None
Road King Street
Precise location Corner of King Street ad Brown Street adjoining Ship Canal House
A-Z ref p. 158 F1
OS ref SJ839982
Date of design 1927-29
Year of unveiling 1929
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Atlas Insurance Company
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? Not at risk

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