1901 – Passmore Edwards Library, Bow, London

Architect: S.B. Russell


Largely completed as illustrated, although some of the more decorative elements such as the plaque on the gable and the cupola were never finished. “This building is in the Roman-road, Bow, opposite the public baths, on a comer site measuring 72ft. Gin. by 35ft., and is intended to serve as a branch library in the Poplar borough . For the protection of the building a high salt-glazed brick base is provided, the materials above being Portland stone and red bricks. The construction throughout_ is fire-resisting. Messrs. Kingerley and Sons, of Oxford, have erected the- building, at a cost of about 11,000, from the designs and under the superintendence of Mr. S. B. Russell, architect, 11, Gray’s Inn-square, W.C.”