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Former City of London School

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Built in 1883-1887 this building has a preservation order. It house the London School for over 100 years after the school moved from Milk Street to Blackfriars (still in the City of London). A grand building in a high Victorian style inspired by the Italian Renaissance, with a steep pitched roof resembling that of a French chateau) was constructed by John Mowlem & Co. On the front are statues of Shakespeare, Milton, Bacon, Newton and Sir Thomas More, the first four emphasising the schools literary and scientific traditions, the last being a religious martyr, a famous lawyer, and the author of Utopia. The school was also housed in other buildings along the whole of John Carpenter Street (which was named after the founder of the school. This building is presently occupied by the investment bank JP Morgan. Picture taken 31st July 2007.

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11th Aug 2007 by Diane Earl

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Art and Design, Geography, History

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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

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