Brixton Arches & More
Brixton, London. Sat 8 Oct 2016
Big Splash mural on the corner of Glenelg Rd - painted in 1985 with
many local characters included
Art Deco Sunlight Laundry on Acre Lane - still in use as a Laundry
as well as housing other businesses
built in the 1920s as the offices of New Imperial Laundry, also at
one time Pall Mall Cleaners
Since 2014 has been known at Berendsons.
Unfortunately Pevsner didn't appreciate what he felt were debased
modern styles, though the building gets
a few words in the 'London: South' volume there are no details. It
suggests it is a 1930s date which I suspect may be correct.
A well-known building it is curiously omitted from lists of London
deco buildings I've found, but is a good example
Next door something more modern
The Cedars, Acre Lane, built around 1815 and at around 1900 a school
for mentally defective children"
Formerly Trinity Asylum, built in 1822 for "pious aged women,
whose lives and conversations give evidence that they have passed from death
into life by faith in Jesus Christ."
Atlantic Rd - Brixton Arches
Brixton Station Rd
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