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Memorial

William Petty Petty & Selfridge at the Lansdowne Club

Plaque: William Petty

Erection date: 28/10/2003

Inscription

English Heritage
William Petty, Earl of Shelburne, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, 1737 - 1805, supporter of American Independence, lived here.

Site: Petty & Selfridge at the Lansdowne Club (2 memorials)

W1, Fitzmaurice Place, 9

Built as Lansdowne House in 1763, designed by Robert Adam, later altered by George Dance the Younger and then by Robert Smirke, and then by T. H. Wyatt. Harry Selfridge took over the lease in 1921. In the 1930s it was remodelled by Charles Fox for use as a private club and the front of the house was removed to enable the creation of Fitzmaurice Place. The First Drawing Room was re-erected in the Museum of Arts in Philadelphia and the Dining Room in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The building (what's left of it) was restored in 2000.

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William Petty

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William Petty, Earl of Shelburne, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne

Born Dublin to a wealthy Anglo-Irish family. Opposed to war with America and ...

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Harry Selfridge

Harry Gordon Selfridge, 1858 - 1947, department store magnate, lived here, 19...

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