The New Government Offices


The runner up in the mid-century redesign of British government offices.

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This lovely architectural print was issued as a centerfold in the August 29th, 1857 edition of The Illustrated London News. It shows a profile view and diagram of the second place design for the British Foreign Department, by Messrs. Banks and Barry.

Accompanying text describes the proposal in further detail; including the facade comprised of a combination of brick, stone, and concrete and a “grand staircase and suite of state apartments of the official residence, the plentiful use of British marbles, gilding, and artistic decorative painting. Fireplaces are provided in every room, and in the basement ample space for apparatus for heating, so far as may be desired, the halls, staircases, passages &c., by hot air or water.”

Map Details

Publication Date: 1857

Author: Illustrated London News

Sheet Width (in): 22.10

Sheet Height (in): 

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Two small holes along the centerfold at the top and bottom of the sheet, and light extraneous creasing in the upper right corner. Very good to near fine overall.


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