The former Post Office has on the ground storey a Roman Doric portico with a low parapet with female seated figures, identified by the inscriptions underneath:
- Industry, sitting on a beehive.
- Steam, with a small boiler.
- Commerce, with caduceus.
These figures underline the Post Office's use of modern technology to help industry and commerce across the major continents.
On the gable top is the royal coat of arms flanked by two seated female figures representing Genius on the left (with tablet) and Science on right (with an urn), also identified by the inscriptions underneath.
The architect is John Johnson.
- William Frederick Woodington (Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire 1806 - Brixton Hill 1893)
a notable English painter and sculptor;
and his son William Frederick Woodington (1830-1922)
Sources & Information
Location (N 52°3'27" - E 1°9'10")
Item Code: gbee030; Photograph: 1 August 2012
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