Sunday, 29 April 2012

40 Russell Square Bloomsbury

40 Russell Square Bloomsbury London

James Cholmeley Russell was born here at 40 Russell Square Bloomsbury in 1841. The terrace, in the south east corner, is now occupied by offices of the British Museum and at some stage in the past No. 40 has been subsumed into numbers 39 and 41. The location of the former front door can be identified by the fan of stone blocks over the curved window in the middle of the photograph. See photograph below

For a view of the terrace and number 40 in 1956 and in the process of being re-built see the London County Council Photograph Library at collage.cityof london and below 

40 Russell Square in 1956 © City of London

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