Plaque

Lloyd's of London 1928 building foundation stone

Lloyd's of London 1928 arch Lloyd's of London 1928 building foundation stone

Erection date: 23/5/1925

Inscription

{Inscribed on a stone in the porch:}
This stone was laid by His Majesty King George V on the twenty third day of May MDCCCCXXV {1925}, the sixteenth year of His Majesty's reign, Her Majesty Queen Mary being present.

This is the foundation stone of the 1928 Lloyd's building.

Site: Lloyd's of London 1928 arch (4 memorials)

EC3, Leadenhall Street, 12

This arch was the entrance to Lloyd's 1928 building. 37 feet high, of Portland stone, it was retained and now, rather incongruously, sits in front of the high-tech 1986 building. Caroline's Miscellany has some comments on this extreme example of facadism. In the arched porch there are 3 plaques. To the right of the door a dull inscription, headed "Lloyd's 1925", gives the composition of the building committee of the 1928 building. It also names the architect: Sir Edwin Cooper. the other two, collected here, are to the left of the door, the brass plaque being above the inscription.  The lists of war dead are inset in window-like openings either side of the porch.  An appreciation of the sculpture in the pediment can be found at Ornamental Passions.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Lloyd's of London 1928 building foundation stone

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Lloyd's of London 1928 building

Lloyd's first purpose-built premises, at 12 Leadenhall Street. Needing more s...

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Lloyd's of London 1928 building foundation stone

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King George V

Reigned: 1910 - 1936.  Born third in line to the throne, after his father (wh...

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Queen Mary (consort)

Wife of George V, grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II. Born Princess Victoria M...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Lloyd's of London 1928 building foundation stone

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Lloyd's of London war memorial plaque

Lloyd's of London war memorial plaque

{On a brass plaque in the porch:} The memorials on either side of this arch, ...

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Lloyd's of London WW1 memorial

Lloyd's of London WW1 memorial

{Below a laurel swag and wreath around the crest of Lloyd's:} To the glorious...

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Lloyd's of London WW2 memorial

Lloyd's of London WW2 memorial

{Below a laurel swag and wreath around the crest of Lloyd's:} To the glorious...

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