Thursday, 9 September 2010

The Original Purpose-Built Crockford's Club House

The picture is of a steel engraving of the original, purpose-built, Crockford's Club building (from 1828) which, modified, still stands at 50 St James's Street. Left click to enlarge.

In 1827, William Crockford was the subject of St James's: A Satirical Poem in Six Epistles to Mr Crockford, which included the lines:

All this, which Crocky, entre nous,
Comes every day within my view,
Still needs that charm which to my mind,
We only at thy table find.

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