Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

26 Park Avenue

Listing: Locally listed in 2004.  Large detached Arts and Crafts style villa, now a nursing hone with a large extension.  Dated 1899.  Corner two storey canted bay with parapet.  Pargetting to front gable and cornice.  Terracotta cartouche in left gable.  Sash windows with multi-paned upper leaves to first floor and stained glass upper leaves to ground floor.  Brick doorcase.

Comment:  This facade - which is clearly the front - faces on to West Park, not on to Park Avenue at all.  Is it really Arts and Crafts?  Anyway it is big and one of a number of such villas built in this area after West Park had been opened.