It remained a social centre for the neighbourhood for more than 100 years. Amongst its cultural contributions was its hosting of Christmas kids’ parties – a big feature of many of the memories of older locals.
One of its claims to fame was that Bill Clinton played his saxophone there, when he was a student.
In the 21st cenutry, it briefly became a trendy nightclub but that in turn closed down in 2010. It was bought to be her home by Caprice Bourret, a model. The building is Grade II listed.