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Survey of London: volume 40: The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, Part 2 (The Buildings)
F. H. W. Sheppard (General Editor)
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'Mount Street and Carlos Place: Introduction', Survey of London: volume 40: The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, Part 2 (The Buildings) (1980), pp. 316. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42155 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.
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Mount Street and Carlos Place
Though entirely reconstructed between 1880 and 1900,
Mount Street has kept closely to the functions which it
acquired when the estate was first laid out, since from the
start it was devoted chiefly to shops and businesses serving
the fashionable quarters to its north and south. The
presence of a workhouse and of some necessarily noisy and
dirty trades in the years before rebuilding meant that old
Mount Street was far from being elegant; it never had the
chic connotations of other shopping streets of the West
End such as Bond Street. Arguably the first Duke's policy
of rebuilding the street in ornamental ranges of shops with
gentlemen's flats or houses above achieved these qualities
and aims at the expense of some of its more basic facilities.
Nevertheless Mount Street remains the centre on the
estate for certain types of shopping, and for general
transactions is overshadowed only by Oxford Street.
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