Victoria Art Gallery
What is it?
Victoria Art Gallery was built in 1897-1900 to the design of John
McKean Brydon. The ground floor was occupied by Bath's lending library
from 1912 to 1990, when the new Library opened in the Podium
development on the opposite of the road.
Where is it in Bath?
Victoria Art Gallery lies behind the northern wing of the Guildhall
faces Pulteney Bridge
to the left in the photo).
The text reads
"Victoria Art Gallery
Erected to commemorate the sixtieth year of the reign of Her Majesty
This memorial stone was laid by H.R.H the Duke of Cambridge
on the XVIII of Oct MDCCCXCVII [18 October 1897]
George Woodiwiss Mayor
John Stone Town Clerk
J M Brydon FRIBA Architect
Jacob Long & Sons Contractors"
Location map of plaque:
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