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Description: Reynolds House (South Block)
Date Listed: 5 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 209692
OS Grid Reference: TQ2992678724
OS Grid Coordinates: 529926, 178724
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4925, -0.1299
TQ 2978 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ERASMUS STREET, SW1
105/25 Reynolds House (south block)
LCC housing estate block of flats. 1897-1902, part of one of the first
and most significant of the LCC estates by the Architects' Department
housing section under Owen Fleming and,more particularly in this case,
R. Minton Taylor who was probably responsible for the estate layout
radiating from a rectangular public garden. Red brick with some slight
stone dressings, slate roofs. Humane, Arts and Crafts socialist housing
design, inspired by Webb, Lethaby and Smith and Brewer with "Queen Anne"
features, all executed to high standards. one of 2 blocks of 5 Storey pavilions
with 4 storeys and steep mansarded attic in between,forming an L plan with
common courtyard behind. 12-window ranges with 2 pavilion hipped roof
breaks. Entrances in courtyard elevations. Segmental arched glazing bar
sashes with exposed box frames grouped to express interior distribution.
Dormers in roof. Part of a symmetrical composition with Hogarth House and
Gainsborough House q.v. (c.f. Boundary Street Estate, Tower Hamlets).
Listing NGR: TQ2995978740
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Source: English Heritage
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