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friendship of the English speaking peoples

Concept

Note this motto "friendship of the English speaking peoples" is also carved above the ornate portico of this building, to the east of this plaque. Bush House was built by Irving T. Bush of the Bush Terminal Company of New York. He conceived it in 1919 as an international trade centre, a luxurious exhibition centre, with architect: fellow American, Harvey W. Corbett. But the slump made him change his plans somewhat and much of it was built as simple offices. The figures above the entrance, carved in New Jersey by Malvina Hoffman, represent England and America.

Given the American connections and the reuse of the same site, it seems likely that Bush owned this ground at the beginning of the war and philanthropically provided it temporarily for use by the American Young Mens Christian Association before erecting Bush House after the war.

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friendship of the English speaking peoples

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Eagle Hut - WW1

Although very simple this is a quality plaque. The text is carved in a serif ...

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Charles Alfred Bristow

Charles Alfred Bristow

Founder-President of the Imperial College Boat Club in 1919 and for over 50 years, coach and inspiration.

Person, Community / Clubs, Politics & Administration, Sport / Games

1 memorial
Geoffrey Hubbard

Geoffrey Hubbard

We don't know that the Geoffrey Hubbard we found on Wikipedia is the one named on the plaque but it seems likely, especially since the date of death would tally with a plaque being erected in Janua...

Person, Community / Clubs, Friend / family

1 memorial
Claudia Jones

Claudia Jones

Born Trinidad. Moved to New York where she became a Communist. Caught up in the McCarthy trials she was imprisoned and then extradited to Britain in December 1955.  Became a community organiser aft...

Person, Community / Clubs, Journalism / Publishing, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Caribbean Islands

2 memorials