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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st July 1964 Tottenham Hotspur's Scottish striker John White is killed by lightning playing golf in North London.
21st July 1938 Paul Hindemith and Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London
21st July 1884 The First Test was held at Lord's Cricket Ground.
21st July 1866 Cholera-epidemic kills hundreds in London
21st July 1863 Born today: C[harles] Aubrey Smith, London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
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.