Royal Courts of Justice London, Historic Building Photos, Architecture, Design, Image
Royal Courts of Justice, London : Building Information
Court Buildings on The Strand, central London, England, UK – design by Architect George Edmund Street
12 Nov 2012
Royal Courts of Justice London
Location: north side of The Strand, in the centre of the British capital city
Royal Courts of Justice
Date built: 1873-82
Desing: George Edmund Street, Architect
New photos from 12 Nov 2012:
GE Street’s most recognisable building is probably the Law Courts (now the Royal Courts of Justice) in the Strand in London.
The architectural competition for this was prolonged, and much diversity of opinion was expressed.
The judges wanted Street to make the exterior arrangements and Charles Barry the interior, while a special committee of lawyers recommended the designs of fello English architect Alfred Waterhouse.
In 1868, however, Street was appointed sole architect; but the building was not complete at the time of his death in 1881.
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George Street was an active member of the Ecclesiological Society. From an early age he had been interested in the principles of Gothic architecture, and made frequent tours to study and draw Gothic architecture across Europe. He was an exceptional draughtsman
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