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Bermondsey Library - 1 - Homer Bermondsey Library - key stone busts

Bust: Bermondsey Library - 1 - Homer

We would not describe this face as ugly so it can't be Socrates. We reckon it's Homer - he's often shown with a beanie hat.

Site: Bermondsey Library - key stone busts (7 memorials)

SE16, Spa Road, Old Bermondsey Library / Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist centre

The busts are on the keystones of the library first floor window arches, numbered left to right.  Ornamental Passions has posted about this building and also fails to identify number 5. The building was designed in 1890-2 by John Johnson and opened by John Lubbock.  The library closed in 1989.

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Bermondsey Library - 1 - Homer

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Ancient Greek poet. Wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey, which date from somewhe...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Bermondsey Library - 1 - Homer

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Bermondsey Library - 3 - Victoria

Poor dear, we've seen her looking better.

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Bermondsey Library - 5 - unknown

The weather has removed all the hair and costume details which are essential ...

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Bermondsey Library - foundation stone

This public library was erected 1890-1. Commissioners: A. Lafone, MP - Chairm...

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