Interior of the London Crystal Palace [Bazaar]

Designer: Owen Jones (1809-1874)

1858 (demolished 1905)

Iron and glass

Oxford Street, near Regent Street

Source: Wood engraving in The Illustrated News of the World of Saturday 27 November 1858

Jones, who had been much involved in the Great Exibition designed several structures on similar principles later in the 1850s. This one was "the most architecturally adventurous" (Dobraszczyk 187). [Commentary continues below].

British Museum photograph, 1937,0729.169.

Text by Jacqueline Banerjee. Image cropped from one kindly made available on the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. [Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]