New Premises in Cowcross Street, [London] E. C.. Edward W. Mountford. 1901. Source: Academy Architecture and Architectural Review. These premises were built by Mountford for the offices of the Cowcross Distillery, owned by Booth's Gin, and had art panel reliefs designed by F. W. Pomeroy depicting the stages of gin-production "from reaping corn to tapping the oak" (Zwart 70). Its façade has since been rebuilt to the rear, in Britton Street, where it now serves as the frontage to flats, but still rather inappropriately sports Pomeroy's frieze (see Cherry and Pevsner 626-27).

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Academy Architecture and Architectural Review. Ed. Alexander Koch. London: Academy Architecture, 1901. No. 1610. Internet Archive copy from University of Toronto Libraries.

Cherry, Bridget, and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 4: North. The Buildings of England series. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2002. Print.

Zwart, Pieter. Islington: A History and Guide. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1973. Print.

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