11 Jan '14, 9pm

Jane's London: Holloway Road Then and Now (3)

Today's post concerns two major junctions in central Holloway. The pair of images above shows the change at the southern corner of Parkhurst Road at the Nags Head junction. The black and white image of the old market arcade is from the mid-1970s. When I moved to Holloway in the late 80s the market building was mostly boarded up and it continued to sit empty and semi-derelict for years until it was demolished in the 1990s to make way for a [carpet] shop with student accommodation above. This replacement building with its bright machined bricks has a half-hearted attempt at architectural detailing including a raised band above the 4th floor and semi-circular shapes at the very top, perhaps a vague attempt to echo the high window arches that were a feature of the old Holloway Arcade. Look at the difference almost a century has made to the southern corner of Tufnell Park Road ...

Full article: http://www.janeslondon.com/2013/05/holloway-road-then-and...

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