Devoted to the unexpected details that help to make life in the city worth living
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
42-46 Wigmore Street W1
This pair of very relaxed putti is above the central arch of an 1882 shop designed by George & Peto in the Dutch style, in red brick with terracotta facings and a line of frilly gables on top. The site was the original Debenhams, but I have been unable to find out if this building was built for the plutocratic draper which in any event moved over the road in 1907.