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A bit of history

Est. 1927

It may be nearly a hundred years old, but it’s stronger than ever since the earthquake strenghtening in early 2015.

Courtenay Chambers, more recently known as the Adelphi Finance House, was designed by renowned local architect Llewellyn Williams in 1927, and is a good representation of Chicago-style stripped Classical architecture.  

At seven storeys, the building is one of the tallest in the area, but is also notable for its restrained palate of Classical ornamentation, the well-proportioned composition of its Courtenay Place façade, and for the quality of its design and workmanship.

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