Whitechapel Art Gallery. 1899 Harrison Townsend, architect. Harrison Townsend was a founder member of the Arts Workers Guild, and a enthusiast for the work of Richardson in the United States, although his own work was decidedly English Arts & Crafts in style. The gallery has a monumental mass and solidity, with a large Richardson-inspired doorway which was to have been offset by a stone frieze. Sadly, it never received the frieze designed by Walter Crane, and illustrated above.
1899 - Whitechapel Art Gallery, London - Architecture of London - Archiseek.com
Bishopsgate Institute Library - This beautiful little library is just round the corner from Liverpool Street, but you wouldn’t know it from the silence inside. Contained within the Bishopsgate Institute and completely open to the public, there’s no need to sign up to use the free wifi, newspapers or study area. A true gem.