Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Fortess Road Post Office, Kentish Town

Most mosaics featured in this blog are laid on the doorstep of shops but it does not mean this is always the case as today's example illustrates.

The Fortess Road Post Office was built in the late 19th century, shortly after the Kentish Town end of this thoroughfare was widened.

While some post offices were identified by more or less modest painted signs (see two examples from Stoke Newington and Woodvale), the Fortess Road branch was given a lovely mosaic with elaborate lettering surrounded by floral patterns.

The same floral motif is found above three windows (for some reason the mosaic above the fourth one was lost).

Location: Fortess Road / Picttures taken in August 2008

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