Civil Service Club
Architect: James Knowles, jun.
Builder: George Smith and Co.
St. James Street
Full caption: “Civil Service Clubhouse, on the site of the old thatched house.”
Source: Illustrated London News
“We give an Illustration of the noble building, recently elected in St. James-street, called “The Thatched House Chambers," which has now come into the possession of the Civil Service Club. It was originally designed for a clubhouse, with chambers on the upper floors for the use of members and others, to which purpose they will continue to be applied. The façade, shown in our Engraving, as seen from the wall of Marlborough House, is entirely of stone. The building has been erected by Messrs. George Smith and Co., from the designs of Mr. James Knowles, jun.; the decorative carving, representing real foliage and birds instead of mere conventional ornaments, has been executed by Mr. Raymond.” [continued below]
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