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21 December 2012

1861 – Metropolitan Tabernacle, Elephant & Castle, London

Architect: William Wilmer Pocock A Baptist Tabernacle built by the renowned 19th century preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon. The original building was burned down in 1898, leaving just the front portico and basement intact,...

20 December 2012

1860 – Philharmonic Hall, Islington, London

Architect: Finch Hill & Edward L. Paraire William Finch Hill was a British theatre and music hall architect of the Victorian era. Between 1856–70, he worked with his partner Edward Lewis Paraire, on...

19 December 2012

1859 – Design for St. Boniface Church, Whitechapel, London

Architect: E.W. Pugin “THE small chapel of St. Boniface, so long the only place of worship for the thirty thousand German Catholics in London, is to be replaced by a magnificent church worthy...

11 December 2012

1851 – Army & Navy Club, Pall Mall, London

Architect: Parnell & Smith The club was founded by Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Barnes (1776–1838) in 1837 with membership open to officers of the Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Marines. After a limited...

11 December 2012

1845 – Conservative Club, St. James St., London

Architect: George Basevi & Sydney Smirke The Conservative Club was a London gentlemen’s club, now dissolved, which was established in 1840. In 1950 it merged with the Bath Club, and was disbanded in...

11 December 2012

1860 – St. Thomas Church, Hemingford Rd., Islington, London

Architect: Arthur Billing Demolished 1947, presumedly as a result of war damage. According to The Building News, “The new church of St. Thomas, Hemmingford-terrace, Islington, has been completed, and was consecrated by the...

11 December 2012

1848 – St. Peter’s Church, Great Windmill St., London

Architect: Raphael Brandon Raphael Brandon was a leading architecture writer and perhaps a less successful architect. With his brother, they jointly produced a series of three works on Early English ecclesiastical architecture that...

28 November 2012

1809 – The Royal Mint, London

Architect: Robert Smirke Constructed in 1809, the Royal Mint complex is much re-built as technology changed over time for the production of money. Smirke’s building was internally rebuilt in the 1880s to accommodate...

28 November 2012

1876 – Proposal for New National Opera House, Thames Embankment, London

Architect: F.H. Fowler Now the site of the New Scotland Yard buildings by Richard Norman Shaw.