Wednesday, September 26, 2007

London's Statute of Lenin

In 1942, the Labour controlled Finsbury Borough Council had erected a statue to Lenin in front of the 30 Holford Square from 1902 in which he had once lived.

The dead-white bust on its red marble base was regularly attacked and defaced by fascists, even during the war with PJ "Perish Jew" later it was removed to the Town Hall.

Across the road Berthold Lubetkin a communist architect designed the Lenin estate now known as the "Bevin Court" (after a local councillor) off Cruikshank Street.

Lubetkin also designed the London Zoo and Finsbury Health Centre