Throwback Thursday: R Frank Atkinson’s Waring and Gillow Building, 164-188 Oxford Street, London

This very impressive Queen Anne building on Oxford Street is the former Waring and Gillow building. Waring and Gillow were furniture makers; founded in the 1730s in Lancaster by Robert Gillow his eponymous company merged with the Waring Company of Liverpool in 1897.

Inspired by Hampton Court Palace the building was erected in 1905-6 using designs by R. Frank Atkinson. There are a variety of beautiful stone carvings throughout the building, particularly around the windows.

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