Blythe House :: Shared Description

Blythe House (Blythe Road, London W14) was built between 1899 and 1903 as the headquarters of the Post Office Savings Bank.
The bank moved out of the building in the early 1970s (although the West Kensington postal delivery office remained, on the east side of the building) and in 1979 it was acquired by the Government for museum storage: the Science Museum, British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum all use it for the storage of objects not currently on display. It is scheduled to be sold off around 2020 and new storage will be found.
The Post Office Savings Bank logo remains in mosaic on the side of the building to mark its origins: see TQ2478 : Post Office Savings Bank logo in mosaic.
For more information on the building see LinkExternal link .
by Christopher Hilton
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5 images use this description:

TQ2479 : Blythe House, main frontage by Christopher Hilton
TQ2479 : West Kensington postal delivery office, attached to Blythe House by Christopher Hilton
TQ2478 : Blythe House, south-east corner by Christopher Hilton
TQ2478 : Former boiler house south of Blythe House by Christopher Hilton
TQ2478 : Sign marking former site of night bell, Blythe House, Blythe Road W14 by Christopher Hilton

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Created: Sat, 21 May 2016, Updated: Sat, 21 May 2016

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