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Vanished England

05 February 2011

1899 – Post Office, Liverpool

Architect: Henry Tanner Probably one of the finest post office buildings in the UK, reminiscent of a French chateau. Unfortunately, the building was severely damaged in the May blitz in 1941, resulting in...

19 February 2012

1899 – Royal Duchess Theatre, Balham, London

Architect: W.G.R. Sprague The Royal Duchess Theatre had a flamboyant Beaux-Arts style exterior was topped by a huge copper dome which was surmounted by a cupola, upon which was a posed a Classical...

08 June 2012

1900 – Carlton Theatre, Saltley, Birmingham

Architect: Thomas Guest The Carlton Theatre on the corner of Saltley Road and Nechells Place, Birmingham was designed by Thomas Guest at a cost of £14,000. The Theatre opened on the 16th of...

12 July 2009

1908 – Palace of British Applied Arts, Franco British Exhibition, London

Architect: James B. Fulton Fulton designed the Palace of British Applied Arts and other buildings buildings for the Franco British Exhibition of 1908. The Franco-British Exhibition was a large public fair, designed to...

01 October 2013

1918 – Midland Rd. Infants’ School, Bradford, Yorkshire

Architect: William Williamson From The Building News, January 29, 1919: “This school has recently been erected in the Midland Road, Manningham, for 250 infants. The front aspect is south- east, and entrances are...

05 June 2011

1919 – “The Stone & Faggot” Inn, Little Yeldham, Essex

Architect: Basil Oliver Closed as a public house, and converted into a private residence. In the village bakery in the 18th century, faggots of sticks were used to heat stones on which bread...

31 March 2013

1919 – Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith St., London

Architect: C.J. Pawley Demolished, and a reproduction facade constructed to front a new vast office block for government departments. Published in The Building News, August 27 1919: “This spacious block of Government office...

21 May 2013

1920 – Avon India Rubber Co., Euston Rd., London

Architect: Robert Angell From The Building News, September 3 1920: “The building is a new London depot for the Avon India Rubber Company. Ltd. The premises have frontages in the Euston Road, Fitzroy...

10 May 2013

1920 – Design for Alexandra Hotel, Bridlington, Yorkshire

Architect: Percy Bown Unbuilt extensions to the Alexandra Hotel – the central bock of nine-bays with a further three-bays to either side comprised the original hotel. Demolished in the 1970s after many years...