William Emerson (British architect)
In 1896, he designed the Clarence Memorial Wing St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London
Most of his later work was in India; his most familiar being the design of the marble clad Victoria Memorial Hall in Calcutta (1905 onwards), described as "Britain's answer to the Taj Mahal". Although asked to design a building in the Italian Renaissance style, Emerson was against the exclusive use of European styles and instead incorporated Mughal elements into the structure.
He had married in 1872 Jenny, the daughter of Coutts Stone and sister of fellow architect Percy Stone.
Emerson was a pioneer of the Indo-Saracenic style, which developed in the 19th and 20th centuries in British India.
His design for Liverpool cathedral won first prize in the first, abortive competition in 1883.