Clarence Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital. Listed Building. 1892, opened 1904. Praed Street, Paddington, London W2. Architect: Sir William Emerson (1843-1924). [Entrance] According to Cherry and Pevsner, this wing of the hospital “displays all the florid glories of late Victorian Baroque” (861). A plaque on this building commemorates “the discovery of penicillin in this wing by Alexander Fleming” (British Listed Buildings, Listing NGR: TQ2682381363).

Photographs and research by Robert Freidus. Text, formatting, and perspective correction by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL or cite it in a print document.]


Cherry, Bridget, and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 3: North West. “The Buildings of England.” New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002.

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