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Double Villa, Mansion House Road, Langside, Glasgow: detail of cornice and ceiling in the first-floor drawing room

RIBA130259
Thomson, Alexander 'Greek' (1817-1875)
NOTES: The Double Villa was a pair of villas situated between two parallel roads, Mansion House Road and Millbrae Road, identical in plan, except Janus like, one entrance faced onto Mansion Road and the other faced onto Millbrae Road. See RIBA155729 for a colour version of this image.

St George's Hall, Lime Street, Liverpool: the top lit Civil Court with its coved ceiling

RIBA130498
Elmes, Harvey Lonsdale (1814-1847)
NOTES: The design for St George's Hall was won in open competition by Harvey Lonsdale Elmes in 1839. Construction began in 1841 and after Elmes's death in 1847 work was continued by the Corporation Surveyor, John Weightman, until C. R. Cockerell took over as architect in 1851. The square panels in the coved ceiling and the continuous wooden cornice above the columns conceal outlet vents for heating and ventilation. Suspended from the ceiling are gasoliers.

Mary Ward Settlement (Passmore Edwards Settlement Buildings), Tavistock Place, London: cornice moulding in the drawing room

RIBA134780
Smith & Brewer
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.
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