The University of London

The University of London by William Monk R.E. Etching. Source: London Past and Present, 194. “From the 'Calendarium Londoniensis. 1910'.” “(By permission of the University of London)” appears in the lower left corner, but two of this site's editors, both of whom did postgraduate study at the University, could not identify these buildings in 2012. Thanks to Professor David Alexander of University College London, who wrote in January 2016, citing the Survey of London: “The campanile is the Queen’s Tower of Imperial College. The rest was demolished in 1957 in order to build the hideous collection of dysfunctional modern buildings that currently fronts UCL. The building was the Imperial Institute (1897-93) of Thomas Edward Collcutt (1840-1924); It was his most important commission. Demolition took place after a secret government decision and in the face of public opposition.”

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Imperial Institute.” British History Online. Web. 10 January 2016.

London Past and Present. Ed. Malcolm C. Salaman. Text by Charles Holme. London: The Studio Ltd, 1916.

Last modified 10 April 2012