A painting of a proposed tunnel underneath the River Thames designed by John Standfield in 1876. Throughout the Victorian period the population and level of traffic in London increased enormously and in 1876 the City Corporation invited architects to submit designs for a new river crossing to ease congestion. This tunnel design incorporates hydraulic lifts to lower pedestrians and horses and carriages under the water though it was rejected in favour of the now famous Tower Bridge.
Webster Wagner Mansion in Palatine Bridge, NY
Built in 1876 for Webster Wagner, the inventor of the sleeping car for trains.
Fate was unkind - Mr. Wagner died shortly after the house was completed in an unfortunate train accident.