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Survey of London: volumes 33 and 34: St Anne Soho
F. H. W. Sheppard (General Editor)
Abbreviations for volumes 33 and 34References for volumes 33 and 34
'The Pitt Estate in Dean Street: No. 72-74 (consec.) Dean Street: Royalty House', Survey of London: volumes 33 and 34: St Anne Soho (1966), pp. 221. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41094 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.
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No. 72–74 (consec.) Dean Street: Royalty House
This block of offices (Plate 139b) was erected
in 1954–5 to a design by T., P. H. and E.
Braddock and completed in 1959. (ref. 122) It has a wellmannered front of simple Georgian character,
four storeys high and nine windows wide, built
of fawn-coloured facing bricks sparingly dressed
with stone, used for the Doric open-pedimented
porch to the central entrance, for the ground-floor
window keystones and first-floor bandcourse, and
for the parapet coping. Carved figures in the
tympanum of the doorway, and masks at the ends
of the first-floor bandcourse serve to recall the
theatrical associations of the site. The original
domestic character of the street has been skilfully
maintained by the scale of the plain window-openings, and by the vertical division of the front
into three equal parts by handsome hopper-heads
and rainwater-pipes of cast lead.
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