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Chartered Accountants' Hall - Further reading

Information sources on the architectural history of Chartered Accountants' Hall, home to ICAEW since 1893.

Chartered Accountants' Hall, headquarters of ICAEW in the City of London, was built between 1890 and 1893. The original Hall, fronting on Moorgate Place, was designed by the architect John Belcher RA, whose plans had been successful in open competition. It was opened in 1893 by the President of the day, Edwin Waterhouse.

Articles and books in the ICAEW Library collection

The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a collection of books and articles on Chartered Accountants' Hall, covering the original building and the later extensions:

Commemorative book

A limited edition book titled 'Chartered Accountants' Hall- the first hundred years' was published to commemorate the centenary of Chartered Accountants' Hall in 1990. This is available to consult or borrow from the library.

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Further sources of information

Artists and architects of Chartered Accountants' Hall

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

The RIBA British Architectural Library holds an important collection of material on the building which includes drawings by John Belcher and John Joass, a range of further books/articles on their work and archival material on glass designed for Chartered Accountants' Hall by Henry Holliday.

In addition, the RIBA Library holds portraits of two of the three architects who have worked on the building, including an Edwardian swagger portrait of Belcher by Sir Frank Dicksee, showing him holding a drawing of the Hall whilst Thornycroft's frieze forms the background. This dates from Belcher's term of office as RIBA President in 1904-06. The RIBA Library also has a pastel portrait of John James Joass by George Murray, dating from 1912 and a bronze head of Joass, artist unknown, of 1931.

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One Moorgate Place

Information on how to hire One Moorgate Place, home of Chartered Accountants' Hall, for conferences, meetings, weddings, parties, private dining and special occasions.

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