Exhibition – Vanishing Victoriana (now closed)

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Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12:30-17:30 (Sat is Discussion Day in Globe House)

This exhibition explored the work of Charles Henry Driver (1832-1900). He was a significant British architect for the pioneering use of ornamental iron work for which he was seen as a leading authority. He was also considered to be an expert in its casting and manufacture . He consulted in this area for Joseph Paxton on The Crystal Palace project as part of the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park, London. On this project he designed the Orangery and the Aquarium. He also pioneered the use of ornamental tile work in industrial interiors.

This exhibition explored the work of Charles Barry Junior (1823-1900). Many of his buildings in London have been lost. Important and surviving commissions are the Piccadilly buildings and forecourt at Burlington House and the Great Eastern Hotel. Barry also designed at least twelve churches, either alone or with his associates. 64-68 Tooley Street (the offices of the South Eastern Railway) is an important and rare example of Charles Barry Junior’s work.

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