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Frederick Wheeler (FRIBA) designed St Paul’s Studios on Talgarth Road, London, W14 in 1890 which were part of a movement to create domestic studios towards the end of the 19th century. The huge cheval-glass studio windows with glazed vaults excite interest. He had trained with Charles Driver, and in his early years had established a reputation as an able designer of middle class suburban housing. He worked on projects in Streatham in the 1880s,where he is known to have built at least one artist studio, and his houses there were clearly inspired by the Queen Anne revival, at a time when Streatham had pretensions to being another Bedford Park. He was still active in Streatham at the time of the construction of St. Paul’s Studios, but later settled in Horsham in Sussex and specialised in small country houses and banks.  Other famous buildings of his are the Carfax in Horsham and the Rustington Convalescent Home in Littlehampton.  Wheeler lived from 1853 until 1931.

Rustington Convalescent Home

Rustington Convalescent Home

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