Horticultural Hall

Repost 2017:

The #HorticulturalHall, 1873, designed by #WilliamEllerker, with a front office section added later in 1878 (also Ellerker?) faces the heavy traffic of #VictoriaStreet opposite the Carlton gardens. Back in the days before tv, every interest group had a hall, and the #RoyalHorticulturalSociety was important enough to get this prominent spot, and counted luminaries such as noted landscape designer #WilliamSangster in its membership. They lost a lot in the 1890s depression and so the hall itself was used by a range of tenants through the 20thC. Since 2000 it’s been managed by @workingheritage (interior pic from them) and restored, now a rehearsal space for the @victorianopera.

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