Dilapidated Victorian Architecture on Willesden Lane
Opposite Paddington Old Cemetery on Willesden Lane there are two rundown Victorian buildings which enliven the end of an otherwise austerely unremitting row of terraced houses.
The building on the left is boarded up with perforated metal sheeting and the ground floor stripped of all detail. The peeling upper sections are embellished with exaggerated doric columns and stylized blue anthemions which give it an aegyptian air.
The building on the right is more conventionally late Victorian but the ground floor brickwork has been replaced and frames unsympathetically proportioned openings.