TOUR | Civic Pride: Public Architecture between the Wars
event Saturday, 18 August 2018
access_time 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
location_on Marylebone Town Hall, 97-113 Marylebone Rd, NW1 5PT
In conjunction with the C20 Society, Alan Powers and John East lead this very special full day vintage Routemaster bus tour, taking in town hall and other public buildings of the interwar period in a sweep around the north London suburbs.
Apart from Charles Holden and his most often illustrated underground station at Arnos Grove, the architects of these buildings are not the most famous, but in many cases were specialists in their building types and experts in winning competitions.
We shall see the exteriors (and interiors in some cases) of Camden, Marylebone, Islington, Hornsey, Friern Barnet, Waltham Forest and Stoke Newington - buildings that cover the stylistic spectrum between Corinthian pomp, II Duce Art Deco and Swedish Grace. There are also examples of educational and welfare buildings of the period. Lunch (attendees own expense) will be at Hornsey Town Hall in fashionable Crouch End and a tea stop at the William Morris Gallery (included in ticket price).