Sculpture on the St. Thomas More Buildings Architects: Joseph & Sithem. Builders: Chas. Wall Ltd. 1903-4. Location: Beaufort Street, London. According to Pevsner and Cherry, the St. Thomas More Buildings were “the first new housing built” by the borough, 5 hefty blocks of flats . . . [in] red brick cheerfully embellished with stone quoins and some carving. . . . Built to provide 261 self-contained tenements with eight bathrooms” (584). Want to take a tour of architectural sculpture? [Click on these images to enlarge them.]

Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus. Text, formatting, and perspective correction by George P. Landow. You may use this image 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.]


Cherry, Bridget, and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 4: North. “The Buildings of England.” London: Penguin, 1998.

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