Birds and foliage, 86, St. James Street. Sculptor: J. Daymond. London. Architect: J. T. Knowles, Jr. 1862-65. According to Bradley and Pevsner, the building originally housed offices but was “soon converted for club premises (long called the Thatched House Club, after a famous tavern once here; since 1978 Mark Masons Hall” (640). Its neighbor is Basevi's Conservative Club. [Click on photographs to enlarge them.]

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Photographs by Robert Freidus. Formatting, perspective correction, and text by George P. Landow. You may use these images 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 in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Bradley, Simon, and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 6: Westminster. “The Buildings of England.” New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2003.

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