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B/W print; model of Clapham South Underground Station, at Earl's Court, by Topical Press, 1926
A full-scale mock-up of architect Charles Holden's design for Clapham South Underground station façade (originally to be called Nightingale Lane). The model was erected in a disused exhibition hall at Earls Court. This was the prototype for the station facades built on the City and South London Railway southern extension to Morden.
Simple name : B/w print
Date : 22 Jan 1926
Collection : Photographs
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1999/8941
Shot : medium interior
Location : Earls Court, Kensington and Chelsea SW5
Photographer : Topical Press : 22 Jan 1926
Descriptive size : 8x6ins
Additional information : This is a full-scale mock-up of architect Charles Holden's design for Clapham South Underground station facade (originally to be called Nightingale Lane). The photograph was taken on 22 January 1926. The station opened on 13 September 1926. The model was erected in a disused exhibition hall at Earls Court. This tripartite design had a centre facing the corner of the junction or main roadway and two side wings. This was the prototype for the station facades built on the City and South London Railway southern extension to Morden. The unadorned, bold cubic forms were in the northern European style. Portland stone was chosen as the building material because it weathered well, was a typical building material for London and its light surface looked effective when floodlit at night. It was designed to have flats built on top of it, these were built in 1935.
Original number : U3889
Photographer
  • Topical Press
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