TQ3080 : Memorial fountain for Augustus Harris (18521896)

taken 5 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

Memorial fountain for Augustus Harris (18521896)
Memorial fountain for Augustus Harris (18521896)
This large and conspicuous memorial - a former drinking fountain - was raised to commemorate the life of Augustus Henry Glossop Harris (not to be confused with his father who didn't have the "Henry"). Both father and son were actors, dramatists and theatre managers. Augustus Henry to whom this monument was erected in 1897 shortly after his death, was from 1879 the manager of the Drury Lane Theatre in London to which this monument is affixed on Catherine Street adjacent to its junction with Russell Street. He was considered to be the Father of Modern Pantomime and was nicknamed "Augustus Druriolanus (after Drury Lane, the address of the Theatre Royal). See also TQ3081 : The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (Russell Street side)
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Photographer
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 20 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Period (from Tags)
Victorian 
Primary Subject of Photo
Monument 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3050 8099 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.7663N 0:7.2473W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3050 8098
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Theatreland  Drinking Fountain (Former) 

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