St. Mary-le-Strand
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Architect James Gibbs
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Location Strand, London, England   map
Date 1714 to 1717   timeline
Building Type church
 Construction System bearing masonry
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Neo-Baroque
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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.

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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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