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The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, City of London: demolition of the Old Colonial (later Five Per Cent) Office

RIBA Ref No RIBA50289
Architect/DesignerSoane, Sir John (1753-1837)
Artist/PhotographerJoel, Humphrey
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1833
Image Date1925
ViewExterior
StyleNeoclassical
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference32923/147
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectDemolition ; Banks
NOTES: This photograph comes from the Francis William Troup archive held at the RIBA Library. Troup was a consultant architect to the Bank of England and prepared designs for the rebuilding of the Threadneedle site in 1920. The commission was given to Sir Herbert Baker in 1921 with whom Troup worked initially as supervising architect. The bank buildings enlarged by Sir John Soane between 1788 and 1833 were almost completely demolished save the outer walls. Demolition on the buildings began in 1925 to make way for Herbert's new complex which was completed in 1939.
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