260 - One Shot One Ride - Plumage House

Late 19th-century commerical building on a corner site. Three storeys, brick construction with a shop front on the ground floor. Sash windows on first and second floors. The building is distinguished by an elaborate roofline of gables, dormers and chimneys in a Northern Renaissance style reminscent of a 16th-century French chateaux. The building has a rounded corner with a projecting oriel and tall gabled dormer. Giant pilasters frame the window bays. The ground floor has been heavily altered. The building originally housed the Royal Standard Public House and the Albert Saloon. For much of the 20th century a feather merchants business was run from the premises. Mr H Bestimt & Co. Ltd supplied genuine feathers to the theatres and studios of Britain.  Information from the website Hackney Buildings


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