'Palace for the People, Muswell Hill', 1873.

'Palace for the People, Muswell Hill', 1873.
2 8 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm


Coloured lithograph showing the design for the first palace built at Muswell Hill named Alexandra Palace. The original Alexandra Palace was opened in 1873 and contained exhibition spaces, a museum, a lecture hall and library. The site was served by a branch line of the Great Northern Railway to Highgate that can be seen underneath the building in the image. The original structure burnt down 16 days after opening and a second Alexandra Palace opened two years later on 1 May 1875. This building partly burnt down again on 10 July 1980.

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