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SM (207) XP19


Presentation drawing of a design for the New State Paper Office with new chimney stacks, 1834


207 View of the Entrance Front of the New State Paper Office from Duke Street with three inset plans of the Basement Story, Ground Floor and One Pair Floor


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Drawing 207 is affixed to the back of model MR18 and is currently inaccessible. According to Finch Allibone (Cataloguer, 1988) the model was probably made in 1831 and subsequently altered in 1834 with new chimney stacks, following Soane's new designs. Drawing 207 shows the building with the new chimneys (drawings 200-201), which were not executed.



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