Interior of a house in Palace Gate
Interior of a house in Palace Gate
Record No
85799
Title
Interior of a house in Palace Gate
Description
Interior view of 2 Palace Gate, Kensington, showing the ground-floor south west room which was being used as an office. There are several desks, filing cabinets and paperwork. There is a typewriter on the desk in the background and two Bakelite rotary telephones by the fireplace; a framed set of maps in the fireplace; two suspended fluorescent lights; and a ladies coat hanging by the window. The letters PATLO are on the chair in the foreground. 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’. The interior fitments date from the time it was built; the cornice and ceiling moulding, the large carved mirror and the marble fire surround. There are two sash windows. An exterior view of this building can be seen on image number 85807.
Date of execution
1969
Section
London Metropolitan Archives
Collection
LCC Photograph Library
Medium
photograph
Catalogue No
SC_PHL_01_225_69_9294
London picture map location
Exact
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