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MAGNIFICENT WATERLOO GALLERY AND FACADE OF APSLEY HOUSE

MAGNIFICENT WATERLOO GALLERY AND FACADE OF APSLEY HOUSE

One of the most famous and noticeable residences in London is Apsley House, next the entrance gates to Hyde Park at Hyde Park Corner. When the Adam brothers constructed it, 1771-78, for Henry Bathurst, Baron Apsley, the front was of the gracious, eighteenth century red brick. But in 1810 the place was purchased by the Marquess Wellesley, who, ten years later, sold it to his younger brother Arthur, the great Duke of Wellington. This soldier-statesman had the front faced with stone, 1828-9, entirely altering its real appearance.

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