So you think you know north London? Ok, tell me where the building is which features this foundation stone. It's on a main road and hasn't been a baths for an awful long time - but no further clues on offer ...
... beyond the photo below of the entire building (you can see the foundation stone at shoulder height to the right of the centre set of ground floor windows).
Answers please as comments to this blog post - the winner gets a free drink at the Irish pub next door, if they dare.
Yes, it is what's now the Boston Arms music rooms on Junction Road, close to Tufnell Park tube. There's a handill on the excellent Acland Burghley school history site of a distribution of prizes there, by the Hon. E Lyulph Stanley, in 1897. It must have been a big number - the event was held over two days.
Otherwise, I have found out remarkably little about this building. A stray web search came across the suggestion that in the inter-war years the building was a home to dance bands and became known, unlikely as it may seem, as the Tufnell Park Palais.
More recently, a band - the London Dirthole Co, - released an album entitled 'The Stanley Hall Sessions' recorded here.
If you know more, do share.
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