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Do you know if it was Macklin House from the very beginning or if they took over from the ones that commissioned the wonderful brickwork?
You make a good point. Lovely stuff.I was catching up on some of your posts--London's looking so modern! I hope old beauties like this don't fall by the wayside. They're the reason tourists come to London, or at least why I do.
I'd think it was Macklin House from the beginning as it is in Macklin Street, which got its name in 1874. I'd actually been looking into who Macklin was, and found the history of the street here: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=74273 which gives the early history of the street, but didn't follow up any further. This building is on the north side of the street. At a guess, this would have been accommodation for the well off, initially.
It was a challaenge to figure out that the 1 was in the 8 ... but what a beauty! Thanks for sharing!Ruth in Oxnard California ... way across the pond