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4r (SM volume 80) Design for a casino

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4r (SM volume 80) Design for a casino

Notes

Plan and two elevations of a design for a casino with a circular domed 36 foot Drawg Room, Eatg Room with apsidal ends measuring 24 by 36, and 24 foot Libr[ary]. The North front has a pedimented portico in antis on a concave plan; the South front has a semicircular bow with six attached columns; pencil additions. See also (in Drawings catalogue): Soane's architectural education ...: Alternative designs for a (hunting) casino, c.1780 (4)

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Drawing

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