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Floris: Jermyn Street

Ever since Juan Floris first purchased 89 Jermyn Street is has been the centre of the Floris business empire. Until the late 1960's the entire Floris operation was run from the premises: products were hand-crafted in the basement, then beautifully packaged by hand before being brought upstairs to the shop shelves.

The Jermyn Street shop is fitted with Spanish mahogany showcases acquired from the great show of prosperity - the 1851 Great Exhibition. These showcases remain in place today. Also, the Floris family through the years have consistently kept examples of their products which now form the extensive private Floris family museum.

Terrace house. c. 1675, rebuilt early C19. Stucco faced, slate roof. 4 storeys. 3 windows wide. Ground floor has early C19 shop front with 8 pane thick glazing bar window. Recessed, panelled and glazed door to right, under fascia with bracketed cornice surmounted by coat of arms. Upper floors have revealed sash windows, no glazing bars, in flat architrave surrounds, those on 1st floor with cornices on consoles; those on 2nd floor with triple keystones. The shop has reset interior fittings, shelving etc. from the 1851 Great Exhibition. Large timber framed closet wing to rear. Inside upper floors retain dog leg,closed string, turned baluster stairs. British Listed Buildings

 

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Taken on October 17, 2010