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Plaque: Beresford Pite


This stone was laid June 30 1906 by Councillor T. F. Bryen, Chairman of the Public Libraries Committee.
C. Dearing & Sons - Builders
W. F. Dewey - Town Clerk
Beresford Pite - Architect

The text we have transcribed is off a very dull plaque on this wall near the ground. The photograph shows the name plaque, high on the building: "West Islington Branch Library, AD MCMVI {1906}" but, much more interesting, it also allows a close up of some of the alphabet letters with which this building is adorned.

Site: Beresford Pite (1 memorial)

N1, Thornhill Square, West Islington Branch Library

We were admiring the decorative brickwork on this 1906 building, rather hoping it might have a plaque so that we could include it. It has a plaque, quite dull so we have not photographed it, but it also has the alphabet integrated into the design, all 26 letters. The photograph shows F, G and H, each carved superimposed on a Greek palmette. We cannot think of a better decoration for a library but we've never seen the alphabet honoured in this way before.

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Beresford Pite

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C. Dearing & Sons

Builders in 1906.

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T. F. Bryen

1906 Councillor and Chairman of the Public Libraries Committee and Chairman o...

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William Francis Dewey

Islington Town Clerk in 1894, 1897 and 1906.  Was interviewed by the Charles ...

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Beresford Pite

Architect.  Born, Arthur Beresford Pite, 9 South Terrace, Grosvenor Park, Wal...

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