Talk:Luton Town Hall

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Former good article nomineeLuton Town Hall was a Art and architecture good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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The text of the entry was: Did you know ...that Luton Town Hall was burnt to the ground following a riot at the Peace Day celebrations marking the formal end of World War I on 19 July 1919?
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Roof extension and side extension in upper George Street[edit]

I am unsure of the date the extension onto the roof took place, as well as the modern side extension in Upper George Street. The reception and entrance was moved to upper George Street last year - 2005 (i think).

There is also additional space used in Manchester street, over some of the shops. If anyone can expand on this it would be useful.GazMan7 16:32, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

What country?[edit]

I just read the first few paragraphs and this doesn't even tell you what country this is in????ARGH!!!Rlevse 12:38, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Added England, to location.GazMan7 16:00, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

GA Fail[edit]

Failed due to not meeting GA criteria 2. that is it is factually accurate and verifiable. This article has 0 sources. M3tal H3ad 11:19, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Sources added, although not many as the story of the desruction and rebuilding is discussed on the sites listed. Is this enough reference?GazMan7 18:42, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Bad link to "Peace Day"[edit]

Under the heading "Destruction in the Peace Day Riots" in 1919!!! the "Peace Day" link goes to the "International Day of Peace was established, on 30 November 1981" !!!!!! A rather later Peace Day! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 86.146.83.171 (talk) 22:07, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

I changed the link to an external link to a page about the UK World War I Peace Day. Someone might like to use that page to create a new Wikipedia article on the subject. JonH 17:56, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Who's the architect?[edit]

The article fails to mention who was the architect of the existing building. Was it Lutyens?

Listed Building Entry:

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Town Hall. 1935-36, with alterations and additions c. 1960. By Bradshaw Gass and Hope, architects, of Bolton. Portland stone facings to brickwork, with ashlar carved decoration. Copper-clad mansard roof of c.1960. Neo-classical style, with Art Deco detailing. Splayed U-plan, the principal elevation facing south-east along George Street, and flanking ranges extending northwards and to the west, the latter with the semi-circular ended Council Chamber facing north to the rear. FRONT ELEVATION (south-east): 4 storeys above a basement, 5 bays with advanced wide central bay below a pediment. Diastyle in Antis entrance with Doric columns, with set-back curved flanking ranges of 2 bays rising from a shallow plinth. Main entrance with moulded surround, and bracketed cornice carrying shallow balcony. Above the pediment , stepped base of 144 ft. clock tower incorporates the coat of arms of Luton Borough Council. 3 -stage tower with shallow domed cap and finial. 9 foot diameter clock face to each facade of first stage. Flanking ranges with multi-paned metal window frames in moulded surrounds. Shallow 2-light window behind shallow parapet to third floor, and above, to lower 3-light openings to former attic storey, now set below added mansard roof. Similarly detailed flanking ranges, of 7 bays to the north and 11 bays to the west, both with secondary entrances, that to the west with flanking wall mounted bronze lanterns. INTERIOR: Main entrance with metal framed windows in Art Deco style. Bronze screen doors to entrance hall with gilt coat of arms above glazed bronze doors. Staircase hall with decorative bronze screens as radiator grilles. Elaborately decorated staircase with bronze balustrading and thistle and rose decorative motifs. Principal first floor rooms, including committee rooms, Mayor' Parlour, and the Council Chamber are served from the corridors leading from the stair head. These areas retain original fittings and finishes in timber, plaster and metal, in a mixture of the Neo-classical and the Art Deco styles, as designed by the architects, and are particularly noteworthy in the Council Chamber and in Committee Room 2. Forms a group with the War Memorial (gv) HISTORY: The design for the Town Hall was selected by competition, for which there were 86 entries in 1930. The earlier town hall of 1847 was burnt down as a result of the Peace Riots' of July 19th, 1919. A notable example of Inter-War municipal architecture, which, although altered, retains much original detail, both external and internal, including architect-designed fixtures and fitting. The building was designed to create a powerful and highly visible landmark in the centre of the settlement, a function which it admirably fulfils despite extensive subsequent re-development in the centre of Luton. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.12.88.17 (talk) 14:44, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

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