Bow Police Station, London



Architect
John Dixon Butler, Surveyor to the Metropolitan Police
Date Built
1903
Location
Bow Road and Addington Road
Description
This Grade II Listed police station building was designed by John Dixon Butler and completed in 1903.  The comments at the time of its listing described it as, "... A red brick building in the Neo-Baroque style with stone dressings, slate roof and tall brick chimneys. It has a handsome six window bay fa├žade to Bow Road of two storeys plus a tall mansard attic with a stone balustrade between the prominent mullioned, pedimented dormers. ... The regularity of the elevation is only interrupted by the off-centre stone porch with Dixon-Butler's characteristic triangular pediment and elongated swelling brackets. Its lintel is inscribed '.POLICE.' and there is a date stone on the left-hand plinth."  One hundred and eleven years later the building is still an active police station.



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