Building    From 1907  To 1966

Imperial Hotel, Russell Square

Designed by Charles Fitzroy Doll. The picture was taken in 1913 after the completion of the extension, which is the section on the left, to the north (2017: we now think the 'extension' was into the older Victorian properties to the left, outside the photo). The Burlington Magazine (2021: now a dead link but some pdfs are available if you pay) carries a report, with pictures, of Bolton House, one of the buildings that was there before. The hotel, with its extension, was demolished and rebuilt in the 1960s.

2023: A London Inheritance has a very informative post with photographs of a historic 'conduit' (a small building that stored water for local distribution) that was at the rear of this site. During the development of the hotel Doll rescued the conduit and it is now at New River Head.

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Imperial Hotel, Russell Square

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Turkish baths in Russell Square

Turkish baths ---> Arcade

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Imperial Hotel - statue 01 - Cromwell

The fur collar, the cap . . . Surely this statue is the man in the Cromwell p...

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Imperial Hotel - statue 02 - Shakespeare

Beard, balding head . . and the stance and outfit are very similar to those o...

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Imperial Hotel - statue 03 - Elizabeth I

Unmistakably Queen Elizabeth I.

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Other Subjects

Arnold James Burton

Arnold James Burton

See Burtons.  The picture shows, left to right: Arnold, Barbara, Stanley, Raymond.

Person, Commerce

2 memorials
Bagnigge House

Bagnigge House

The house was built on the site of the, supposedly holy, Bagnigge Wells (mineral springs) in 1678.  Nell Gwynne was supposed to have lived in this house. The picture shows the house c. 1790. In th...

Building, Commerce, Medicine

1 memorial
Tattersalls race horse auctioneers

Tattersalls race horse auctioneers

Founded at Hyde Park Corner by Richard Tattersall (1724–1795) it stayed in the Tattersall family until about WW2.  The business had to move from 'the Corner' due to the lease running out and the la...

Group, Animals, Commerce

1 memorial
Hiram Shorey

Hiram Shorey

Merchant tailor and co-founder of Rotary International. Born Hiram Elroy Shorey in Litchfield, Kennebec, Maine.

Person, Commerce, Community / Clubs, USA

1 memorial
John Jaques

John Jaques

Businessman. Founder of the John Jaques and Son Toy Company, which produced and patented ping pong equipment.  See also Jaques of London.

Person, Commerce, Sport / Games

1 memorial