Designs for alterations to the premises of Thompson & Fearon, 94 Holborn Hill, London, creating a 'gin palace': details of a screen for the separation of the upper and lower parts of the shop

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RIBApix ref no RIBA68592
Architect/DesignerPapworth, John Buonarotti (1775-1847)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1830
Image Date1830
Library ReferencePB1312/PAP[115](32)
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Wine merchants Thompson & Fearon are said to have opened the country's first 'gin palace' here in their premises in Holborn. The design of such establishments greatly influenced that of later pubs and bars.

Subject tags

shops, inns, public houses, screens