The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

More Worthy Buildings

Following on from this post
http://attic-museumstudies.blogspot.com/2010/05/nominate-your-worthy-buildings.html

and from our "Eccentric Leicester" Tour (nicely curated by Amy) today, we'd like to propose some more buildings for you. Top Hat Terrace, property of Leicester's first private detective, Francis 'Tanky' Smith. This house is on the west side of London Rd between the train station and Victoria Park. Whether revealing his disguises ended his undercover career I don't know. Smith's son also developed Francis St in Stoneygate.

http://www.le.ac.uk/emoha/leicester/tophatterrace.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/legacies/heritage/england/leicester/article_1.shtml


and the Hosier's House - http://www.flickr.com/photos/90158348@N00/3213438982/ Grade 2 listed, though you'd never know to look. Amy, can you add the info from your tour?

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