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Relaxing by the summerhouse on the roof garden of Derry and Toms department store, Kensington High Street, London

RIBA Ref No RIBA55248
Artist/PhotographerMaltby, John (1910-1980)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1960
Image Date1960
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceMaltby 56 (MAL42626)
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditJohn Maltby / RIBA Collections
SubjectGarden buildings ; People ; Furniture ; Garden furniture ; Roof gardens ; Shops ; Gardens ; Through the Shop Window
NOTES: This was a setting for Modern Woman magazine. When Derry and Toms department store was built in 1931-1933, London County Council forbade the inclusion of the seventh floor due to the limit of fire service ladders but the building had the structural potential for another floor. On completion of the building, a roof garden was planned to cover this large open space which took three years to build and opened to the public in 1938.
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