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38 Brunswick Square

Picture source: Marchmont Association pdf

38 Brunswick Square

Building  From 1804  To 1939

Categories: Property

This 4-storey Georgian house was built by Charles Mayor under the supervision of James Burton in 1804. The only other notable former resident was John Thomas (1818-32), Governor of the Foundling Hospital (1818). Demolished in 1939 to make way for the School of Pharmacy.

The sketch is from 1938. Nos.39 & 40 (to the right) were demolished in 1936 to make way for the new Foundling Hospital building (now the museum). This image is rather puzzling - the front door at first seems to belong to the house on the left, but that would leave the house on the right, no 38, without a door, and no sign that it ever had one. This front door and the position of the chimney stacks suggest that no 38 occupied the right-most 3 bays, but this is contradicted by the clear vertical dividing line. Either we or the artist has got something wrong. Unless the demolition of numbers 39 and 40 included the right-most bay of number 38, including the front door. Is that possible?

Our factual information and the image come from a splendidly informative pdf issued by the Marchmont Association when the plaque was installed.

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