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12 June 2009

1878 – St. Francis Home, Shefford, Bedfordshire

Architect: S.J. Nicholl Between 1868 and 1974 Shefford was the site of St Francis’ Boy’s Home (an orphanage) that was situated upon the High Street next to the Roman Catholic Church of St...

12 June 2009

Hansom, Joseph Aloysius (1803-82)

Joseph Aloysius Hansom was born in York on 26 October 1803 of a Roman Catholic family. He was articled to his father as a joiner in York but having shown some ability in...

11 June 2009

2002 – City Hall, London

Architects: Foster and Partners City Hall was designed by Foster and Partners, whose design brief was to create a building for the GLA (Greater London Authority) that would become a new landmark for...

11 June 2009

1984 – Lloyds, London

Architects: Richard Rogers Partnership The most famous example of Roger’s work with the services exposed on the outside, Lloyds is a modern London landmark. While the six towers are the most noticeable features,...

11 June 2009

1873 – Butler’s Wharf, London

Butler’s Wharf was built between 1871-73 as a shipping wharf and warehouse complex, accommodating goods unloaded from ships using the port of London. It contained what was reputedly the largest tea warehouse in...

11 June 2009

1894 – Tower Bridge, London

Architect: Wolfe Barry & Horace Jones The Tower Bridge, named after its two impressive towers, is one of London’s best known landmarks. This Victorian Bridge is now more than 100 years old. Designed...

11 June 2009

1886 – Building the Tower Bridge, London

Building the Tower Bridge Description from an article in the 1930’s in Wonders of World Engineering, published by Fleetway House The most famous example of the bascule bridge is the Tower Bridge across...

11 June 2009

1910 – House at Hankow, China

Architect: R. Luff

11 June 2009

1910 – Bank & Premises, Calcutta

Architect: Harry Stuart Goodhart-Rendel