Plaque

Covent Garden Restoration

Erection date: 19/6/1980

Inscription

The restored Covent Garden Market opened by Sir Horace Cutler OBE Leader of the Greater London Council, 19 June 1980.
This building, erected in 1828 - 30 to the design of Charles Fowler, was for nearly 150 years the centre of London's premier fruit and vegetable market. The restoration was carried out by Myton Limited under the direction of the GLC Department of Architecture and Civic Design, for the GLC Covent Garden Committee.
Chairman Historic Building Committee - William Bell Esq.
Chairman Covent Garden Committee - Dr. Mark Patterson

One thinks of people named on plaques as "Chairman" of this, that or the other, as being upstanding citizens. Check our page on Dr Patterson for some disillusionment.

Site: Covent Garden Restoration (1 memorial)

WC2, Covent Garden Piazza

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Covent Garden Restoration

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Charles Fowler

Architect. Born in Cullompton, Devon. Noted for his designs of market buildin...

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Covent Garden Market

The piazza, created in 1630 by Inigo Jones for Francis the 4th Earl of Bedfor...

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Covent Garden Restoration

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Greater London Council

Replaced the LCC. The GLC was abolished, some say, because Mrs Thatcher could...

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Myton Limited

Former building company.

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William Bell

Chairman of the GLC Historic Building Committee, 1977 - 1981. British Univer...

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Sir Horace Cutler

Leader of the Greater London Council, 1977 - 1981.

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Dr Mark Patterson

Chairman of the GLC Covent Garden Committee. Also Chairman of the GLC Viewing...

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