Old Holborn Police Station, London WC1

From: Apollo Magazine (2013):

“…most stations in the capital were built in the years around 1900–that golden age for a distinguished and interesting public urban architecture, which produced so many characterful public libraries, post offices, fire stations, swimming pools and the like. The police stations were the work of John Dixon Butler (1861-1920), who had worked with (Richard Norman) Shaw on New Scotland Yard and who became Principal Architect and Surveyor of the Met in 1895. He designed a series of enjoyable red-brick buildings, carefully tailored to their contexts, which used a free classical-cum-Arts and Crafts style not dissimilar to the contemporary work of the London County Council…”

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