New houses on the north side of Embankment in 1920

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1920s photograph of the grand red brick houses built on Chelsea Embankment in the 1870s

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New houses on the north side of Embankment in 1920

This 1920 photograph shows the buildings that were erected along the Embankment from the late 1870s when surplus land was released. The imposing building at the junction is Cheyne House, designed by Richard Norman Shaw. The elaborate light in the centre of the road was erected to commemorate the opening of the Embankment in 1874. It was moved in the 1930s to a small garden near Albert Bridge.

Location of original: SB02 CM1926
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