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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Going Postal



There was a time when being a High Street representative of Her Majesty's mail meant something special, which is probably why they built buildings like this. Unfortunately, now the prevailing mood is to close them. This one was in the Kings Road, Cjelsea.

posted by Ham at 00:41 -- Comments here: 2

Comments on "Going Postal"

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (13:00) : 

Apropos of the changing nature of Post Offices, you might like this post in the English Buildings blog a few months ago - http://englishbuildings.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/shaftesbury-dorset.html

The blog quotes a book by Julian Stray, which quotes architect (and later Duke of Wellington) Lord Gerald Wellesley in the Architectural Review, saying "A Post Office must be in a prominent position. It should look dignified and permanent ..."

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (13:14) : 

And a great website here - http://britishpostofficearchitects.weebly.com/

 

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