Custom House, King’s Lynn
H. W. Brewer [?]
Source: Stevenson’s House Architecture, I, 339
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“The Custom House at King's Lynn . . . [is an example] of much greater beauty and elegance, of higher architectural pretensions, and more in accordance with Classical rule. In the lower story we have the Classic arrangement of filling in the space formed by the Greek column and architrave with the Roman arch. . . In the upper story Gothic influence appears in the similar space ed in with a mullioned window. Over the entrance is a statue of Charles II., in whose reign the building was erected. The general treatment recalls the Arundel Museum at Oxford, and the buildings of the later style of Francis I. in France” [I, 339].
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