EPW039629 ENGLAND (1932). High Street and environs, Bushey, 1932

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Title [EPW039629] High Street and environs, Bushey, 1932
Reference EPW039629
Date August-1932
Link
Place name BUSHEY
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 513181, 195300
Longitude / Latitude -0.36405867751295, 51.644627025908
National Grid Reference TQ132953

Pins

Bushey High Street Photo 1967 If it moved, it wore a hat.

ordinarybloke
Sunday 22nd of November 2020 01:41:35 AM
Coldharbour Lane

ordinarybloke
Monday 30th of September 2019 04:46:40 PM

ordinarybloke
Monday 30th of September 2019 04:45:40 PM
Falconer Road Postcard

ordinarybloke
Monday 30th of September 2019 01:03:43 PM

OldBill
Thursday 27th of June 2019 08:33:06 PM
A Thornton & Son Joinery Works and Wood Yard

Whittocks
Wednesday 21st of January 2015 04:25:33 PM

Whittocks
Tuesday 20th of January 2015 12:37:08 PM
Lululaund. Strange to see the back of Sir Hubert von Herkomer's great house.

Whittocks
Tuesday 20th of January 2015 12:36:40 PM
Lululaund, designed by Henry Hobson Richardson for the Anglo-German artist Sir Hubert von Herkomer, in lieu of payment for a portrait. 1886. Built later, and interiors completed in 1894. The stout gates at the entrance were designed by Giles Gilbert Scott. Demolished 1939. White Bavarian tufa and red sandstone. Bushey, Hertfordshire. The only example of this American architect's work in Britain, Lululaund had a long, low wide arch joining two conical towers, and was surely an important influence on Charles Harrison Townsend. Gavin Stamp writes:



this powerful elevation had all the rich texture, colour contrasts and solid massiveness of Richardson's American buildings. Like them, it was designed in Richardson's own version of French Romanesque but with unusual features such as a wide segmental arch, which straddled and wrapped around two round, turreted towers. (170)



Herkomer's Germanic interiors too, says Stamp, "must have been amazing":



The hall and staircase were lined with huge panels of redwood; his bedroom had a copper ceiling and walls covered in gold leaf; the dining room was decorated with a relief frieze of female figures painted by the artist and the great drawing room had a music gallery and a vast arched chimneypiece with interlaced mouldings. (171)



Looks like it has sadly been demolished now: http://www.victorianweb.org/art/architecture/misc/1.html



The house was named after Herkomer's second wife, Lulu, and he lived there until his death in 1914, fully contributing to village life. The demolition of such a unique home, designed by an architect of such "exceptional ability" (Turnor 110), was partly due to pre-World War II anti-German feeling. It is no consolation that the great front door and its tympanum were kept as the entrance to a club.



[Text by Jacqueline Banerjee.]

rghes
Thursday 7th of September 2017 03:37:38 PM

Whittocks
Tuesday 20th of January 2015 12:35:51 PM
The Rose Garden.

Whittocks
Tuesday 20th of January 2015 12:35:22 PM

Whittocks
Tuesday 20th of January 2015 12:34:40 PM
Koh-I-Noor Avenue.

Whittocks
Tuesday 20th of January 2015 12:34:14 PM
Lady Margary and Miss Cobb's house. Fond memories of Girl Guide Jamboree sing-a-longs in their garden.

Whittocks
Tuesday 20th of January 2015 12:33:40 PM