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43 King Street, Covent Garden, London: the main entrance

RIBA Ref No RIBA122149
Architect/DesignerArcher, Thomas (1668-1743)
Artist/PhotographerLambert, Sam (1927-1981)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1717
Image Date1977
ViewExterior | Worm's-eye
Library ReferenceAP350/7
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectConversion of buildings ; Entrances ; Office buildings ; Societies' buildings
NOTES: This house, built for Admiral Russell, 1st Earl of Orford in 1717, to designs by Thomas Archer, still stands at the north-west corner of Covent Garden's piazza. The owner of the house was Lord Archer, the architect's nephew who had married Lord Orford's great-niece in 1726 and came into ownership of the house in 1729. He was raised to the peerage in 1747 as 1st Baron Archer. This building was the home of the Royal Institute of British Architects between 1835 and 1837. By the 1920s it had become a warehouse and in 1977 it was refurbished as offices.

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