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Statue: Apollo Inn

An information board near an entrance to the gardens informs:
"Euterpe the Muse of Instrumental Music. Terracotta figure, one of the nine muses which decorated the façade of the Apollo Inn (1898), on the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Torrington Place. On its demolition in 1961, Anthony Heal {who extended his shop onto the site} presented this statue to St Pancras."

The shop which has occupied the site for the last 50-odd years is Heal's furniture shop. Ornamental Passions tells us that the muses were made by Doultons in Lambeth and that Clio, muse of History, ended up in Pevsner's garden, but leaves unanswered the question: where are the other seven?

Ornamental Passions reports that there is another Euterpe by the same artist on Richmond Theatre.

Site: Apollo Inn (1 memorial)

WC1, St George's Gardens

It's a fair assumption that the scalloped edging stones for the flowerbed are also salvage from the Apollo Inn.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Apollo Inn

Information Subjects commemorated

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Apollo Inn

Was on the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Torrington Place. Designed by F...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Apollo Inn

Information Created by

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Royal Doulton / Doulton Potteries

Ceramic manufacturing company. Began with a factory at Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth...

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John Broad

Born Worcestershire. A ceramic artist he worked for Doultons of Lambeth. Bob ...

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Anthony Standerwick Heal

Son of Sir Ambrose Heal of the Heals furniture shop which was established in ...

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