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Frederick Horniman Frederick Horniman

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: Frederick Horniman

Erection date: 1985


Greater London Council
The Horniman Museum and gardens were given to the people of London in 1901 by John Frederick Horniman, who lived near this site.

Site: Frederick Horniman (1 memorial)

SE23, London Road, 100, The Horniman Museum

The wealthy Frederic Horniman had built up a large collection of art, handcrafts & natural history at his home on this site. In 1888 he gave public access to the collection. The house was then demolished & replaced by this rare London piece of Art Nouveau, the Horniman Museum (1901), designed by Charles Harrison Townsend, who was also responsible for those other two stunners: the Bishopsgate Institute (1894) and the Whitechapel Art Gallery (1899). The museum and 27 acres of parkland were presented to London County Council as a gift to the people of London.

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Frederick Horniman

Tea merchant, benefactor and politician. Born Frederick John Horniman at Brid...

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