Did you know? : 1930s demolition proposal

Royal Pavilion and Herbert Carden and demolition
'Did you know?' from the 'My Brighton' exhibit

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  • In the 1960s and 1970s , when so many fine historic buildings were lost forever in Brighton, he might have got away with it.

    By Adrian Baron (25/08/2008)
  • He actually wanted to demolish the Royal Pavilion (bear in mind it was then painted brown and used as a town venue, not as it is now in all its splendour) to build a conference centre to seat 500 people. They said he was mad and they would never fill it. Also Brighton seafront was to be demolished to make way for flats similar to Embassy Court, the plans included lidos, gardens and transport links along the coast. He was a visionary but maybe a bit ahead of his time.

    By Tim Carden (13/02/2012)

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