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Thames Riverscape showing Custom House: 1937

Avery Illustrations

Thames Riverscape showing Custom House: 1937
3 0 c m
actual image size: 27cm x 22cm

Full image caption

Custom House from the London Bridge to Tower Bridge section of the north bank of the Thames.
Custom House was built between 1814 and 1817 to the designs of David Laing. The front of the Custom House, facing the river was rebuilt in 1827 by Robert Smirke due to subsiddence. This was the fourth Custom House to be built, the former ones being destroyed by fire.
In 1937 the Port of London Authority commissioned Avery Illustrations to document both banks of the Thames between London Bridge and Greenwich/Island Gardens. The result was a total of 276 black & white photographic prints, 124 for the North Bank and 132 for the South Bank. Joined together the prints form 2 panoramas that depict the busy working warehouses, factories, ships, tugs and barges that inhabited the banks of the Thames.

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1937 AD - 1937 AD
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© PLA collection/Museum of London

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