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Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London: the huge cast-iron arched window of the Bow Street facade

Barry, Edward Middleton (1830-1880)
NOTES: The Floral Hall was originally designed by E. M. Barry in 1857 and built in 1859. It was refurbished and altered for use by the Royal Opera House by Dixon and Jones in 1996-2000.

Iron Bridge over the River Severn, Ironbridge, Shropshire

Darby, Abraham III (1750-1791)
NOTES: This bridge was designed by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard in 1775 and executed by Abraham Darby III in Coalbrookedale in 1777-1779. It was the first arch bridge of completely iron construction in the world.

Central Station, Glasgow

Anderson, Sir Robert Rowand (1834-1921)
NOTES: Anderson was in charge of building the station in 1879 and the later additions in 1905 were overseen by Matheson and Miller.

Hallidie Building, San Francisco

Polk, Willis Jefferson (1867-1924)

Haughwout Building, 488-492 Broadway, New York

Gaynor, J. P.
NOTES: One of the first New York buildings with a cast-iron loadbearing frame and the first to have a passenger lift with safety device.

Coal Exchange, Lower Thames Street, City of London

Bunning, James Bunstone (1802-1863)
SOURCE: Builder, vol. 7, 1849 Sept. 29, p. 462 NOTES: This building was demolished in 1962.

Palace Pier, Brighton

Moore, R. St George

Sunbathing on Palace Pier, Brighton

Moore, R. St George

Coal Exchange, Lower Thames Street, City of London

Bunning, James Bunstone (1802-1863)
NOTES: This building was demolished in 1962.

Lion statue, Market Square, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Duresne, A.
NOTES; This is one of a pair of cast-iron lions brought to the town from the grounds of Waddesdon in 1888.

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire: the Rocco style trelliswork pergola with an eighteenth century sculpture ascribed to Giovanni Baratta in the background

Baratta, Giovanni (1670-1747)
NOTES: This manor was built in French-Renaissance style by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874-1880 to display his collection of art treasures and as a place to entertain his fashionable and influential friends. Designed by Gabriel Hippolyte Destailleur, it is the last complete example of 'le style Rothschild' outside Frankfurt.