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  • The Clock Tower is the earliest surviving building at London Zoo, although it has twice been rebuilt. It was constructed as a 'Gothic House for Lamas', but was soon given over to camels. It was built in 1828 and designed by the architect Decimus Burton. The clock turret was added in 1831 and rebuilt in 1844. It was reconstructed 'in an improved form' in 1897-98 by Charles Brown Trollope, architect; George Smith and Company, builders. It was bomb damaged in 1940 and wholly rebuilt 1946-47 by Burnet, Tait and Lorne, architects. It was converted to a chair store in 1958 and shops in 1988. It is Grade II listed.

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  • The Buildings of London Zoo

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