The hall of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (1937)
'When the site in Moorgate Place was chosen in 1888 for the Hall of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, it was anticipated that through the widening of Moorgate Street the building would have a frontage on the main thoroughfare. That expectation was unfortunately not fulfilled, and the result is that one of the architectural treasures of the City of London is hidden from the casual passer-by.' (The Accountant, 28th August 1937)
The reviewer goes on to suggest that many members of the Institute would be unaware of the beauty of Chartered Accountants' Hall but adds that 'all excuse for ignorance has now been removed by the issue to every member of a very handsome brochure containing a description of the building by Sir John Squire, Hon. A.R.I.B.A, and lavishly illustrated with photographs which admirably convey its impressive dignity and beautiful proportions.'
Following its publication the brochure received 'appreciative notices in other newspapers all over the country' according to the editor of The Accountant in the edition for 4th September 1937.
The book is beautifully illustrated with 12 plates (7.5" x 9.5") of black and white photographs showing internal and external views of the Institute in 1937, including historic images of the old Council Chamber and the Oak Hall (no longer in existence).
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The hall of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Sir John Squire
ICAEW, 1937 (20p)
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