Alexandra Palace in flames, Alexandra Park, London

RIBApix ref no RIBA22128
Architect/DesignerJohnson, John (1807-1878)
Meeson, Alfred (1808-1885)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1873
Image Date1873
ViewExterior
StyleVictorian
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSD73/21
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Work on the palace was completed in 1873 but only sixteen days after its opening the palace was destroyed by fire, killing three members of staff. Only the outer walls survived, but the structure was rebuilt and reopened in 1875. This drawing is by an unidentified 19th century draughtsman.

Subject tags

exhibition buildings, entertainment buildings, despair