Dunhills, London

TP Bennett
Date Built
1953 - 58
48 Jermyn Street
Apparently, Alfred Dunhill has been resident at 48 Jermyn Street since 1906.  On 17 April 1941, the Luftwaffe dropped a parachute mine that exploded on Jermyn Street.  A number of buildings were completely destroyed but among the ones severely damaged were Fortnum & Mason, the Cavendish Hotel, and Dunhill's.  This building on the corner of York Street and Jermyn Street was built in the 1950s as a replacement for the one damaged in WWII.  It comprises 5 floors clad in granite with stainless steel rails and continuous bands of windows.

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