Tag Archives: architecture

Queen Caroline in Fulham

Queen Caroline, the wife of King George IV, lived at Brandenburgh House in Fulham, “a splendid seventeenth century mansion overlooking the Thames”, for the last two years of her life. She died there in August 1821. Brandenburgh House had been … Continue reading

Posted in Archives & local studies, Hammersmith Library | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Who built Hammersmith Library?

Gilia, our Archives volunteer, writes:  Henry Hare was the architect of Hammersmith Library. He won the commission in a competition, and the work was paid for by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It was opened in 1905. Henry Hare was a … Continue reading

Posted in Archives & local studies, Hammersmith Library | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Update! Hammersmith Library Refurbishment

Mandy Charles, Customer Service Manager, writes: Read all about it… Read all about it… I wanted to share with you the exciting developments happening at the library as many customers have made enquiries about the progress of the works…Hammersmith Library’s … Continue reading

Posted in Hammersmith Library | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Why are there Barbican-like buildings in Victorian Fulham?

Deep in the rows of Victorian terraces between the Fulham Road and the Munster Road sits a gem of modern thoughtful design. It looks like a displaced piece of the Barbican! What’s more there is another larger block opposite Fulham Broadway tube station. How did they get there? The answer can be found in the local Archives.
Continue reading

Posted in Archives & local studies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment