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Finial from One, Poultry, London EC4, 1870

 
 
Finial from One, Poultry, London EC4, 1870 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, October 22, 2012
1. Finial from One, Poultry, London EC4, 1870 Marker
Inscription. This Finial was the uppermost element of the building known as Number One, Poultry, in the heart of the City of London.

The building was constructed in 1870 to a design by the Victorian architect John Belcher Jr., in the Venetian-Gothic style.

A replacement building by Professor Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was proposed in 1967, but after much controversy, the project, known as Mansion House Square, was finally defeated in 1982. In 1986 an alternative project, also known as Number 1 Poultry, was designed by the British architect Sir James Stirling. The Foundation Stone of this building took place in 1998.

The finial fragment, popularly nicknamed 'The Witch's Hat'. was carefully dismanteled, numbered, and shipped to the United States, where it was reassembled, first, in the groundsw of the Farnsworth House, by Professor Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Plano, Illinois; and now, in 2003, at Kentuck Knob.
 
Location. 39° 52.29′ N, 79° 31.368′ W. Marker is in Dunbar, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from Kentuck Road. Click for map. Marker is in the sculpture garden of Lord and Lady Palumbo at Kentuck Knob National Historic Landmark. There is an admission fee to visit the house and garden. Marker is at or near this postal address: 723 Kentuck Road, Dunbar PA 15431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Finial from One, Poultry, London EC4, 1870 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, October 22, 2012
2. Finial from One, Poultry, London EC4, 1870
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. K6 Telephone Kiosk 1935 (here, next to this marker); Kentuck Knob (approx. ¼ mile away); Fallingwater (approx. 3.6 miles away); Road to Disaster (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Old Braddock Road (approx. 5 miles away); A Secret Grave (approx. 5 miles away); Braddock’s Original Grave Site (approx. 5 miles away); First Roads to the West (approx. 5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dunbar.
 
Also see . . .  Photos of London Buildings. Scroll down to see the finial on Old One Poultry. (Submitted on December 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Cornerstone from One, Poultry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, October 22, 2012
3. Cornerstone from One, Poultry
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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