Documents associated with: White House, alterations
Record 17 of 24
System Number: 06161
Date: 13 May 1878
Author: George and William Webb
Recipient: Edward William Godwin
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W158
Document Type: ALS
GEO. & WM WEBB,
11, AUSTIN FRIARS,
OLD BROAD STREET, E. C.
13 May 1878
TO E. W. Godwin Esq
The Solicitor to the Metropolitan Board [w]rites us, under the date of the 11th [Inst?] - that "the Boards Architect is unable at present to certify to the Board that the Conditions upon which the lease can be granted - have been complied with"
Mr Nightingale has forwarded us another certificate by [you?] for £300 - which we must ask Mr Whistler to meet
G & W Webb.
2. Edward William Godwin
Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more]. Godwin was the architect of JW's studio house at Tite Street, the White House, then in the process of construction.
4. Metropolitan Board
The London Metropolitan Board of Works was a municipal body responsible for major schemes of public works. It also had a planning role in the development of new public thoroughfares.
The Metropolitan Board objected to the austere facade designed by Godwin. The Board withheld the lease on the property until JW and Godwin devised some additional decorative details.