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Friday, December 21, 2012

What They Did Before Lasers



Looking at the work done in the brickwork back in 1892, these days you would say it was laser cut. Then, they just had hammers and chisels.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 5

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Blogger Steve A said ... (04:16) : 

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?

 

Blogger Petrea Burchard said ... (05:02) : 

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.

 

Blogger Ham said ... (08:52) : 

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.

 

Blogger HOA Mgr Lady said ... (22:49) : 

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

 

Blogger tapirgal said ... (05:28) : 

Delightful.

 

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