The original Leslie Green facade at Holborn station - photograph

This is the original Holborn station on Kingsway just before the start of a major renovation in 1930. The building was designed by Leslie Green, who was responsible for most of the stations on the original stretch of the Piccadilly line. Usually Green's stations are decorated with distinctive 'ox-blood' red tiles. The facade at Holborn was unique, being the only one he designed in stone. When the station was built in 1906, London County Council (L.C.C.) had just introduced planning constraints on buildings on Kingsway. The road itself had been finished in 1905, and the L.C.C. wanted to create a unified character for this major new thoroughfare. The facade pictured was replaced with one designed by Charles Holden.
Production Date:
Aug 1930
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Photographer : Topical Press
Transport for London

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