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School of Building

6 July, 2017

The Author used to live around the corner from the London County Council School of Building in Brixton. The Author was amused by what seemed to her to be strange phrasing, but the School of Building was, quite literary, a school for building.

The LCC School of Building opened in 1904 and provided courses and degrees on stone carving, reinforced concrete, plaster modelling, drawing, and more. As the archival photos below illustrate, trainees learned how to construct brick fireplaces and brick clocks!

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  1. Dadork permalink
    9 July, 2017 3:25 pm

    Interesting. Cant imagine it was actually for the people that did the building, not architects, as I thought most of them were apprenticed to the masons, stone carvers, etc. in their guilds.

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