Design for the Law Courts, Strand

Design for the Law Courts, Strand, London

William Burges


Building News, 14 (3 May 1867): facing 306.

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Other entrants in the competition

  • Entry by E. M. Barry
  • Entry by George Gilbert Scott
  • Street's winning design
  • The competition for the Law Courts on the Strand was won by George Edmund Street, whose completed project is still much admired today. Amongst the other competitors drawn from the "magic circle" of major architects, William Burges provoked the most contradictory responses [Commentary continued below].

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