Westminster Bridge and St Thomas's Hospital, London, 1887. Artist: Unknown
Westminster Bridge and St Thomas's Hospital, London, 1887. Designed by Thomas Page, Westminster Bridge was completed in 1862. St Thomas's Hospital was originally founded in 1109. It relocated from Southwark to the South Bank in the 1860s and these buildings were designed by Henry Currey and opened by Queen Victoria in 1871. The hospital incorporated 'Nightingale Wards', allowing maximum ventilation and the dispersal of foul air, as recommended by Florence Nightingale, who worked at St Thomas's and established a nursing training school there.
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'Southwark Bridge from Bank Side', London, 1817. Artist: Thomas Hosmer Shepherd
'Southwark Bridge from Bank Side', London, 1817. John Rennie's (1761-1821) cast iron bridge over the Thames at Southwark, viewed from the South Bank looking towards St Paul's Cathedral. Built between 1814 and 1819, the ironwork was cast by Walker's of Rotherham who also cast the Sunderland bridge. This bridge was replaced in 1922. Illustration for Metropolitan Improvements. (London, 1817).
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