Alphabet gates

Personal
1990

A pair of metal gates, two and half metres high, with the railings constructed from the letters of the alphabet, derived from a late nineteenth-century condensed wood typeface. The hinges carry the letters, the base of the Q forms the gate stop. They were situated at the entrance to the Fletcher home in Notting Hill Gate and apparently became one of the landmarks the police used to train new recruits for local area orientation.

Architect: Pedro Guedes
Craftsman: Richard Quinnell

 

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