Monthly Archives: July 2013

Global Mundane: Holborn Library, London, England

The Holborn borough branch Library on Theobalds Road is a significant early mid-century branch library. It was completed in 1960 and designed by the Holborn Borough Council’s architectural team. The C20 Society, which has unsuccessfully applied for listing of the … Continue reading

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Global Mundane: 103 Colmore Row, Birmingham, England

Like the Birmingham Central Library, 103 Colmore Row was also designed by John Madin and is similarly doomed to demolition. The massive, brutalist building was built for Nat West Bank and originally called National Westminster House. The lower banking hall … Continue reading

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Global Mundane: Birmingham Central Library, Birmingham, England

The Birmingham Central Library has been in the news quite a bit in the past few years as the city decided to close and demolish what they considered an outdated building. A new central library will be completed in fall … Continue reading

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Global Mundane: City Central Library & Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England

The Central Library for the city of Stoke-on-Trent is located on Bethesda Street in the town of Hanley, adjacent to the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. Stoke-on-Trent is a combined grouping of six town areas known for pottery manufacturing into … Continue reading

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Global Mundane: Lumen United Reformed Church, London, England

The Lumen United Reformed Church, previously known as the Regent Square United Reform Church, has a long history at this site in Bloomsbury. The previously building was built in 1827 as a gothic structure, which survived until it was badly … Continue reading

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Global Mundane: Hyde Park Chapel, London, England

Here to kick off a new, occasional chapter of Mid-Century Mundane is our first entry from England. The former Hyde Park Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is located at 64-68 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road in South … Continue reading

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