Photograph of the redevelopment of Brighton Aquarium, 1928.
Brighton Aquarium first opened in 1872. It was deisgned by Eugenius Birch, who also designed the West Pier.
Although initially popular, by the turn of the century it was running into financial difficulty. Brighton Corporation, the local authority of the day, bought the Aquarium in 1901.
In 1927 the Corporation decided to modernise the building. A new design was drawn up by Borough Engineer David Edwards to remodel the building replacing many of the features of Birch’s original design.
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