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|Location||Strand, London, England map|
|Date||1714 to 1717 timeline|
|Construction System||bearing masonry|
|Discussion||St. Mary-le-Strand Commentary
The first public building by Gibbs (1682-1754), who had studied in Rome with Carlo Fontana.
"Situated conspicuously on an island site in the Strand, it is notable for its fine proportions, with facades of superimposed Ionic and Corinthian Orders, a semicircular portico and storeyed western steeple, oblong on plan."
Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture, p1056.
Sources on St. Mary-le-Strand
Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. London: The Butterworth Group, 1987. ISBN 0-408-01587-X. LC 86-31761. NA200.F63 1987. mentioned, p1056, photo, p1058(B). The classic text of architectural history. Expanded 1996 edition available at Amazon.com
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