Sunday, 19 July 2009
Above the Jamaica Bank, next to a restaurant and just before the Green, is a little seen sign though. Some iron lettering that announces the building as home of London County Council, having been built in 1900. Another old wooden sign proclaims its name to be Bush Green House.
The LCC,which was a late Victorian invention for the governance of London and lasted until the mid 1960s, was not based to my knowledge in Shepherd's Bush but this building was obviously of some considerable local significance for the West London of people who lived here between the 1890s and 1960s. It looks completely derelict upstairs and is probably used to store boxes in or something, by the tenants below. Along with the demise of the Passmore Edwards library, just a couple of doors up and built 5 years earlier in 1895, it too has lost most of its former status!
Posted by Chris Underwood at 07:29