Plaque: Duke of Albany
Erection date: 1885
With the sanction of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, this building is dedicated as a memorial to His Royal Highness Leopold George Duncan Albert, Duke of Albany, K.G., K.T., Born 7th April 1853, died 28th March 1884.
Manning & Simpson, Architects
J.T. Chappell, Builder
The part of the building fronting Queen Square was redeveloped and opened (although this is not mentioned on the plaque) by the Prince of Wales as a memorial to his, recently late brother, the Duke of Albany.
Site: Two Albany plaques (2 memorials)
WC1, Queen Square, National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery
This Hospital was founded in 1859 as The National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic. It opened at 24 Queen Square in 1860, and expanded into neighbouring properties. The Duke of Albany plaque can just be seen in the gap between the vehicles. His daughter's, Princess Alice's plaque is in the foreground on the 1937 extension. This also has two interesting sculptural reliefs - well covered at Ornamental Passions.