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Left: Albert Court, Prince Consort Road, London SW7. Richard Norman Shaw. c. 1890. Right: Entrance. [Click on images to enlarge them.]
Jones and Woodward point out that Shaw's seven-story block of flats "follows the line of Albert Hall, establishing around it a ring of civic space" and add that "it is exceptional for its entrance corridor (90m x 7 m/296 ft x 23 ft) connecting it with the steps from Prince Consort Road to the Albert Hall: this impressive internal street is furnished with large fireplaces, post-boxes, grandfather clocks and minstrel galleries, and is lit by internal light wells" (186). One can add that for this corridor Shaw seems to have adapted the shopping arcade to domenstic architecture.
Left: View including steps to Albert Hall. Right: Detail with initials "AC". [Click on images to enlarge them.]
Other Views and related material
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell. Architecture: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1963.
Jones, Edward, & Christopher Woodward. A Guide to the Architecture of London. 2nd ed. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1992
Last modified 17 June 2008