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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th September 1970 Rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies in London.
18th September 1962 Footballer John Fashanu was born in Kensington.
18th September 1946 Actor Nicholas Clay was born in Streatham.
18th September 1922 Brass Band composer Ray Steadman-Allen was born in Clapton.
18th September 1809 The Royal Opera House opened for the first time.
TCR Brass Cupola
A fancy brass rooftop cupola at Tottenham Court Road.
Location: 1 Tottenham Court Road, London
Description: This building is a tall red brick consisting of two bays and four storeys, with an additional storey within an elaborately shaped gable from 1880. The third floor windows have coaded segmental arches, supported on brick pilasters, with cast iron balconies.
The gable has a central oriel window and is capped by an interesting yet function less cast iron structure with a brass cupola.