1930s Modern in Hammersmith
1930s Modern in Hammersmith Walk
Valeria Carullo will lead a socially distanced walk of twentieth century architecture in Hammersmith.
Saturday 17th July 2021
10 am to 12.30 pm
IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE BOOKING: PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE A SMART PHONE WITH THE ZOOM APP AND A RELIABLE MOBILE DATA CONNECTION (SEE BELOW).
The walk will start in Hammersmith Broadway and continue west along King Street, Hammersmith’s main thoroughfare. You will be introduced to the key 1930s modern buildings of the area, including: the Hammersmith Apollo, designed as a cinema by Robert Cromie in 1932 (Grade II*); the Royal Masonic Hospital by Sir John Burnet Tait & Lorne, 1933 (Grade II*), now closed and waiting to be re-purposed; the former Royal Masonic Hospital Nurses Homes, by the same architects, recently converted into flats; and the Hammersmith Town Hall, by Berry Webber, 1938-9 (Grade II), currently the centre of a major re-development scheme by Rogers, Stirk, Harbour & Partners. We will also see some lesser-known 1930s buildings along the route, as well as other interesting examples of 20th century architecture.
The walk will end at Hammersmith riverside where there are riverside pubs for lunch (not included in ticket).
Valeria Carullo is Photographs Curator at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Her main area of research is the relationship between modern photography and architecture in the inter-war years.
Meet time/place: 10 am at Hammersmith District / Piccadilly line tube station (outside Starbucks)
Finish time/place: 12.30pm at a Hammersmith riverside
Members: £18. Non Members: £28.
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Participants must bring a fully charged smart phone with a reliable internet data connection, headphones and have downloaded Zoom on their phones in advance of the tour. Remember to stay at least two metres apart from each other where required. Zoom joining information will be sent out to all participants with the confirmation email before the tour. Get in touch with email@example.com with any queries.
The Twentieth Century Society is a registered charity, no 1110244
Above: Hammersmith Town Hall extension, Berry Webber, perspective drawing Cyril Farey 1936. Image: RIBA Collections
The Twentieth Century Society is an IHBC (Institute of Historic Building conservation) recognised CPD provider.