Monday, 23 May 2016

Another iconic building from my youth

Now yesterday I suggested some of the the all time iconic buildings of my bit of south east London.*

I started with the swimming baths at Laurie Grove, the telephone exchange and Health Centre on St Mary's Road and of course the Fire Station which is still there.

But reading back copies of the BBC news I see that even the fire station was nearly lost when it was one of those slated for closure in 2013.**

And that would have been a shame.  It was built between 1893-4 and is an impressive building reminding me of a grand French Chateau rather than a work a day fire station.

So much so that Peter decided to paint it just in case.

Painting; New Cross Fire Station, © 2015 Peter Topping from a photograph of New Cross Fire Station, January 17 2007, © Danny Robinson licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license


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*Iconic Buildings from Peckham, New Cross, New Cross and Deptford, Peckham

**Two London fire stations win reprieve from closure plan, July 10 2013,

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