East Park Terrace
A mid 19th century development on the boundary between the medieval East Marlands (East Park) and St. Mary's glebe lands towards the east.
East Park House, 27 East Park Terrace
The house was built between 1846 and c.1860. Giuseppe Garibaldi, the famous Italian patriot, stayed here in 1864 during his triumphal tour of Britain. The house was then owned and occupied by the mayor George Brinton. A tablet bearing the portrait of Garibaldi with inscriptions in Italian and English was erected on the front of the house. It reads “dedicated by the Italian colony of Southampton to the memory of Joseph Garibaldi, the great father of the independence of Italy on the occasion of the centenary of his birthday, 4th July 1907”. The house was demolished after World War Two and the tablet was removed to Tudor House garden.
Southampton Occasional Notes 2nd Series, by ‘Townsman’, p30. (HS/h)
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