Front elevation, 15 St James's Square

Front elevation, 15 St James's Square

Front elevation
15 St James's Square, London
James Stuart
1764-6
Photographed in 2006

The most distinctive of Stuart's London houses was Lichfield House, built for Thomas Anson. Stuart called the capitals on the façade 'the greatest grace and ornament of the building'. They were copies of the capitals of the portico of Minerva Polias in Athens. This was the first time the Greek Ionic order had been used in a London building.