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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

A view showing the south-east corner of Trafalgar during the 1880s, looking up the Strand towards St. Mary-le-Strand. On the east side of the square, Morley's Hotel is clearly visible. Built on the site of Lower St. Martin’s Lane in the early 1830s, the building was pulled down in the early 1930s and replaced with South Africa House. The arrangement of the windows of the end elevation mirrored the end elevation of Canada House, on the opposite side of the square and still standing today.

The plinth of Le Sueur's statue of Charles I is just visible at the right-hand edge of the photograph. Behind it is the entrance to Northumberland Avenue, recently constructed on the site of Northumberland House, demolished in 1874.

Photographer unidentified.

Code: 124648
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