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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st August 1933 Film critic Barry Norman was born in London.
21st August 1913 Actress Diana Churchill was born in Wembley, London.
21st August 1908 Eminent 1940s actor David Farrar was born in Forest Gate.
21st August 1765 King William IV (William Henry) was born in Buckingham Palace.
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.