1920 – Gresham House, Old Broad St., London

Architect: W.T. Hanman


Demolished when the area was cleared to make way for the NatWest Tower now Tower 42. Published in The Building News, August 6 1920: “The illustration shows the Broad Street elevation and ground floor plan of the new premises now being erected for the Gresham House Estate Company. The original buildings were erected by the company about sixty years ago. and occupy the historic site of Gresham College. The Gresham House Estate Company was a pioneer among estate companies in the City of London, and the old buildings contained excellent fireproof floors, an early effort in the direction of fire prevention- The new buildings have been designed to fulfill the requirements of tenants, many of whom have been with the company since its inception. The City Corporation is carrying out an important scheme of street widening at this portion of Broad Street, The architect is Mr. W.T. Hanman. C.B.E., Licentiate R,I,B.A., (late Director of Inland Construction, Air Ministry), Gresham House. Old Broad Street E.C. Tho heating installation is by Messrs. F. A. Norris and Co.. St. Andrew’s Hill, E.C. The faience work and Burmantofts Marmo is by the Leeds Fireclay Co., Ltd.”

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