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The Adelphi

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The Adelphi
This building stands on the site of Adelphi Terrace built by the brothers Adam in 1768 - 1774. Among the occupants of the Terrace were Topham and Lady Diana Beauclerk, David Garrick, Richard Doyle Carte, Thomas Hardy & George Bernard Shaw, The London School of Economics and Political Science and the Savage Club also had their premises here.
LCC 1951

Site: The Adelphi (1 memorial)

WC2, Adelphi Terrace

The original Adelphi was a large development, even in modern terms. Most of the streets were named after the Adam brothers as was the whole Terrace since Adelphi is Greek for 'brothers'.

The river-facing row of houses known as Adelphi Terrace was replaced with this large modern block, The Adelphi, in 1938, designed by Stanley Hamp of Collcutt & Hamp.

The four giant allegorical relief figures on the corners of the Embankment front are, listed west-east: 'Dawn' -  Bainbridge Copnall; 'Contemplation' - Arthur J Ayres; 'Inspiration' - Gilbert Ledward; 'Night' - Donald Gilbert. Some other sculptural work is by Newbury Abbot Trent.

More information at Historic England.

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The Adelphi

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Adam brothers

The four Adam brothers: John (1721-1792, born Edinburgh), Robert - the import...

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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Founded by the four Fabians: Beatrice and Sidney Webb, Graham Wallas and Geor...

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Savage Club

A gentlemen's club, now in Whitehall Place, with its own website. Had premis...

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Lady Diana Beauclerk

Lady Diana Spencer was born in 1735, the eldest child of the third Duke of Ma...

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Topham Beauclerk

See Lady Diana Beauclerk for some information.

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London County Council

Prior to the LCC London matters were run by church parishes. The LCC was the ...

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