I'm a recently retired librarian, and worked at the University of Westminster.
Why I was interested in this project:
My work as a librarian in a library dealing with architecture and constrcution led to an interest in buildings. Combined with an interest in London historic areas matched perfectly with the project.
Significant Buildings Researched:
1. Bow Church Station [view]
A real sense of how minimal the design is with a feeling of openness without the usual tube security barriers, transport staff.
2. Jarrett House [view]
Six pubs, a music hall and a cinema all in a short distance and only on one side of the road! It shows that it must have been a lively area.
3. The Bow Bells Pub [view]
I was quite impressed that the building has stood as a pub for so long. Unfortunately I was not able to test out the rumour of a ghost in the ladies' toilet.
4. Bromley Public Hall [view]
the building's architecture in a classical style to possibly emphasis its importance is in contrast to the more modern 1938 style of Poplar Town Hall.
5. 116 Bow Road [view]
I could imagine how at the time the three storey building could be imposing as a police station.