Thursday, 3 November 2011

Clapham South Tube Station


Not the correct title for the whole building but with my copy of Woodward & Jones being buried in storage until our building works are done 'tis the best I can do for now.

I never used to think anything of it but it's really a grower...with something sawn-off and flinty about the facades

The windows are of course original but...is that their original colour?  Is it good or bad??


2 comments:

  1. Although the block is pictured in my 1992 Jones & Woodward, the text only mentions the Holden stations.

    The block above the station is called Westbury Court. A Clapham Society newsletter last year suggested that the architect was Edmund Cavanagh FRIBA.
    www.outlines.org.uk/claphamsociety/clapsocNL_331_Oct_2010.pdf

    There was a Wordpress blog for Westbury Court but it has been taken down

    Can't find much about Cavanagh except for an architect of the same name who was declared bankrupt in 1940- then living in Streatham .

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  2. Interesting to read that it was originally mainly city flats for music hall types, not its current demographic I don't think.

    Now, if I ever end up being declared bankrupt and moving to Streatham I'd buy a flat at Marqueen Towers, 612-618 Streatham High Road and not feel like I'd done too badly (see Jan 2011 post for full disclosure)

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