Category Archives: Neo-Classical

The Gielgud Theatre

Next along the row of theatres is the Gielgud on the corner. The Gielgud opened in 1906 as the Hicks Theatre, as it was constructed for Seymour Hicks, a British actor, playwright, and manager. W. G. R. Sprague designed the … Continue reading

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St. Peters Eaton Square

Along the route from Victoria Station to Buckingham Palace sits St. Peters in Eaton Square.  The doors are bright red.  It is listed as a grade II building by Historic England, who report this building of yellow stock brick, ashlar, … Continue reading

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Something more than a clock: Good works

St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields is an English Anglican Church at Duncannon Street and Charing Cross Road near the corner of Trafalgar Square.  Originally, the church was indeed surrounded by fields, thus the name.  In 1721, the former building was demolished and the … Continue reading

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I have this thing for clocks: Big Ben

I love clocks.  Clocks on buildings and towers and streets–not just clocks in general.  There is something about the presence of a clock in the built environment that fascinates me.  Since the London trip was pre-blog days, I have been … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of the UK sovereigns since 1837.  Containing 775 rooms, it also has 78 bathrooms.  It is near impossible to get a good photograph of the building–this one was taken by placing the … Continue reading

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Former First National Bank of Itta Bena

William Gatlin and Susan Tietz (2009) completed the nomination form for the Itta Bena Historic District, National Register of Historic Places, and indicated the former First National Bank Building would be among buildings eligible on its own.  The 1918-1919 Neo-Classical … Continue reading

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