The History and Design of the Foundling Hospital with a Memoir of the Founder

The History and Design of the Foundling Hospital with a Memoir of the Founder

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...lights of the past. THE CHAPEL. The Chapel was erected, by subscription, in the year 1747, on the original plan by Mr. Jacobsen, forming the central feature of the north and south fronts of the Hospital building. ' Its frontage was then limited in extent to the five middle divisions of the open arcades, and the elevation of the superstructure being detached from the main buildings on each side, presented more distinctness of character in itself, and was advantageous in its effect to the general design of the building. The lower part, or ground plan of the Chapel, was thus isolated by a continued arched corridor, forming a sub-structure for the extension of the upper part, which, on the north and south sides, became a portion of the original building, and was subsequently extended over the east and west ends. The lower area of the building continues of the original extent, its enclosure forming the appropriate basement of a regular colonnade and entablature of the Ionic order, raised on pedestals, with intermediate continued balustrade, enclosing the front of the sittings in the upper part of the building throughout. A coved ceiling, of handsome design, springing from the entablature of the colonnade, extends over the central area, or main division of building, with enriched bands and pendants on its soflite, and the ceilings of the side and east-end divisions are enriched by soflites and arched bands, of appropriate unity of design with the architecture of the colonnade. The west end is entirely appropriated to the occupation of the children, and for the organ and choir. The design and effect of the interior of this building are admitted to be striking and impressive; and as an instance of the mode of distribution of so large a portion of...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236625137
  • 9781236625137