Concept   

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.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
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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2i's coffee bar

2i's coffee bar

Birthplace of British rock 'n roll and the popular music industry. Mickie Most started as a singing waiter here. Owen Adams provides a huge amount of information.

Place, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink, Music / songs

1 memorial
Hyde Park Estate

Hyde Park Estate

We don't know for sure that the HPEA is the "Hyde Park Estate" that erected the Dearmer plaque but it's the best candidate that we could find.

Group, Community / Clubs, Property

1 memorial
Brixton Challenge

Brixton Challenge

An urban regeneration scheme. The aim was to develop the arts and shopping areas to generate income from people visiting the area, but locals argued money is not going to the people that need it. R...

Group, Commerce, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Finnish Seamen's Mission

Finnish Seamen's Mission

We found a reference to the Mission at the Branch Street address in the Children's Newspaper, 10 June 1933, but apart from that the address given for the Finnish Seamen's Mission and church is alwa...

Group, Community / Clubs, Transport, Finland

1 memorial
Woodford Green Men's Club

Woodford Green Men's Club

Either the club or its Harrier section was established in 1904.  Its origins are back in the 1880s when it was part of the sports section of the Woodford Green Working Mens' Institute.  More inform...

Group, Community / Clubs, Gender Issues

1 memorial