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Mary Ward Settlement (Passmore Edwards Settlement Buildings), Tavistock Place, London: detail of the cast iron fire surround in one of the classrooms

RIBA Ref No RIBA134767
Architect/DesignerSmith & Brewer
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1897
Image Date1989
StyleArts & Crafts
Library ReferenceMC L 040789
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditMartin Charles / RIBA Collections
SubjectCast iron ; Fireplaces ; Cultural centres ; Educational buildings ; Societies' buildings
NOTES: The Mary Ward Settlement (originally known as the Passmore Edwards Settlement Buildings) was founded in the 1890s by Mary Augusta Ward under the financial patronage of John Passmore Edwards. It aimed to provide facilities to 'improve the the religious, moral, intellectual or physical well-being of the people of London' and was also notable for housing the first fully equipped classrooms for children with disabilities. See RIBA86194 for a photoprint of this image.

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