Photographs by Robert Freidus. Formatting, text, and perspective correction by George P. Landow. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]
125, Cockspur. London SW1Y 5EA. Listed Building. 1912-13 by H.R. Houchin and Frank Smee: Portland stone, copper dome. [Click on these images and those below to enlarge them.] The British Listed Buildings site, describes this Grade II 5-story office block (English Heritage Building ID: 422830) as “Eclectic Baroque” on a “narrow but very prominent frontage [that closes the] Haymarket vista.” Above the three top floors “rises a dome with 2 tiers of attic windows in the drum between scrolled voluted buttresses, enriched cresting-cornice and copper dome surmounted by finial with openwork globe crowned by weathervane of a ship. Tall corniced flanking chimney stacks.” These tall chimneys are clearly visible in the photograph at left while the gilded ship that surmounts the dome appears at the right.
Base of dome and decoration above the top floor with two views of the Egyptian pharaoh bas reliefs with and without their surrounding frames.
“125, Cockspur Street, Westminster, London SW1Y 5EA.” British Listed Buildings. Web. 16 October 2011.
Last modified 17 October 2011