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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
Brixton Tate Library
The library built by the man who invented the sugar cube.
Location: Brixton Oval, Brixton, London, SW2 1JQ
Description: This library was built in 1892 in Victorian Classical style by sugar magnate, philanthropist and great friend of Brixton, Henry Tate.
This beautiful building houses a fine collection of literature, film and music. Tate’s widow donated the large open area outside the library as a public area. Known as ‘Tate’s Garden’ it is in fact largely concrete, but is home to an impressive statuary bust of Sir Henry Tate.
Tate invented the sugar cube.