56 - 57 Fleet Street, London, UK

Percy Tubbs, Grahame Burnell Tubbs & Donald Aver Duncan
Date Built
56 - 57 Fleet Street
As the sculptures of the Saltaire and the lion suggest this building has Scottish connections.  It was in fact the London home of the Glasgow Herald in the days when Fleet Street was the centre of Britain's newspaper industry.  The ground floor is faced with polished black granite and decorated with a gilded bronze frieze.  The three-storey bay is topped by a moulding featuring six lion heads.  The Architectural Review from 1927 describes the top of the building as having a two-storey roof projection with,  "three slotted openings defined by Egyptian-styled pediment; the sides and corners treated as banded rustication and slightly battered, giving it an almost Mayan air."