Interior of a house in Palace Gate
Interior of a house in Palace Gate
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Interior of a house in Palace Gate
Interior view of 2 Palace Gate, Kensington, showing the entrance hall and staircase. The wide marble staircase has an intricate wrought-iron balustrade and there are stair rod holders on each tread of the stairs to show that there was once a carpet runner held in place by stair rods. The hall floor is a marble geometric pattern. The doorways have elaborate architrave designs, and the door on the left has a fire door closure fitment. There are two Doric columns and dentil cornice. A fluorescent light is suspended from the ceiling and just behind it on the wall is a clock. On the wall on the right are three fixtures which are the remains of an 1800s speaking tube. A different view of the stairs is on image number 92346. In 1969 when the photo was taken, this building was the Pakistan High Commission Annexe. 2 Palace Gate is Grade II listed; listing number 1065933. It was designed in 1878 by P. C. Hardwick for the Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir John Everett Millais. It has a Blue Plaque commemorating ‘Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896) Painter, lived and died here’. An exterior view of this building can be seen on image number 85807.
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London Metropolitan Archives
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