219 Oxford Street, London



Architect
Ronald Ward and Partners
Date Built
1951
Location
Oxford Street & Hill Place
Description
This small Grade II Listed, 5-storey, art-deco commercial building wraps around the corner of Oxford Street and Hill Place.  The steel-framed building features continuous bands of windows set into a facade of pre-cast stone panels.  Apparently, the building was commissioned by the landlord Jack Salmon and it is reputed to be one of the earliest post-war commercial buildings in the city.



The Oxford Street fa├žade features a series of relief sculptures commemorating scenes from the Festival of Britain.



The sculpture below depicts the Festival of Britain Logo.



In this one you can see the Dome of Discovery, the Skylon Tower along with a number nautical themed items.



The centrepiece of this sculpture is the Royal Festival Hall and the shot tower that once stood beside it.





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