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Entrance Hall of Hornsey's Victorian Public Library

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Tags (All lower case. Use " " for multiple word tags): hornsey library, tottenham lane
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Comment by Gerry N on December 11, 2020 at 1:11

is this building still there with its original fancy doors ?

 https://goo.gl/maps/P3sH13HYhYX1gSBK9

Comment by Hugh on December 11, 2020 at 1:25

No, it’s not. That’s the National Hall. Both the fire station and the library were just to the north of the police station on Tottenham Lane. Click the tags under the picture to see exterior images. 

Comment by Straw Cat on December 11, 2020 at 3:20

What look to be the former firemen's residences are still at the top of Glebe Road, at the back of the old station.

It's interesting that this now neglected part of Hornsey, near where I live in Hillfield Avenue, used to be the very centre of municipal life back in the Edwardian day.

Comment by Hugh on December 11, 2020 at 8:50

Thanks for that titbit, Straw Cat. I'll see what I can find out about those.

Tottenham Lane was a centre of borough council services in the Edwardian period. But, I suppose the real centre of the council, the forerunner of the town hall, was in Highgate

Comment by Gerry N on December 11, 2020 at 12:04

https://goo.gl/maps/JexxrrzMj9Gjvsms7   Super municipal architecture. Presumably 8 fireman's flats disguised as a pair of Tudor semi's ! The LH door appears to still access 4 flats ?

Comment by Hugh on December 11, 2020 at 13:56

I’ve now done some outline research on the dwellings and some of the occupants. 

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