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East India House.

THIS edifice is situated on the south side of Leadenhall street, and comprises the principal offices of the East India Company. It was originally founded in the year 1726, it has recently been so much altered and enlarged, under the superintendence of Mr. Jupp, architect to the company, as to become an entire new building. The front, composed of stone, is very extensive, and displays a general air of grandeur and simplicity. In the centre rises a noble portico, supported by six Ionic fluted columns. The frieze is sculptured with a variety of antique ornaments, and the pediment exhibits several figures emblematical of the commerce of the Company, protected by his majesty, who is represented in the act of extending a shield over them. On the apex of the pediment is placed a statue of Britannia; to the east of which is a figure of Asia; and on the west another of Europe. The interior may boast of several noble apartments, particularly the sale-room, which may be justly reckoned among the curiosities of the metropolis. In this house the courts of the East India Company are held, and all its official and general business transacted. Several large and commodious warehouses are distributed in different parts of the town, where teas, and other imported goods are deposited.

Other London Buildings:

St. James's Palace

Buckingham House Palace

Carlton House

Kensington Palace

Lambeth Palace

St. James's Park

The Green Park

Hyde Park

The Regent's Park

Westminster Hall

The House of Lords

House of Commons

Courts of Justice

Tower of London

The New Mint

The Monument

Mansion House

The Bank of England

The Royal Exchange

The Auction Mart

Trinity House

New Custom House

Excise Office

General Post Office


Temple Bar

The Adelphi

Somerset House

Charing Cross

Horse Guards

The Treasury

Admiralty Office


King's Mews

New Court House, or Westminster Guildhall

Northumberland House

General List of other Noblemen's Residences

Source: Leigh's New Picture of London. Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand;
by W. Clowes, Northumberland Court. 1819