RARA-AVIS: Re: how old is the New Scotland Yard?

From: JIM DOHERTY ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 29 Jun 2007


The first HQ of the London Metro Police was in a building near Buck House that was designated as the home-away-from-home for visitng Scottish royalty called Scotland Yard.

Sometime in the late 19th Century it moved to what Orson Welles called a "grim, stone structure on the Thames," which was called "New Scotland Yard," to differentiate it from the original HQ.

In the late '60's it moved to a rather nondescript glass and steel skyscraper. Technically, the new quarters should have been called "Newer Scotland Yard," but the name "New Scotland Yard" was retained.

I believe the old "New Scotland Yard" is still the repository for the Black Museum, now known officially as the "Crime Museum," though it's not really a museum in the sense that it's open to the public.


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