HIGHGATE ARCHWAY, LOOKING NORTHWARDS
Highgate Archway will soon be a thing of the past. The London County Council are about to widen and improve the Archway Road, and to alter and reconstruct the viaduct which carries Hornsey Lane over it. The Cost of the work is estimated at £27,000, which will be jointly defrayed by the Middlesex County Council, the Vestry of Islington, the Hornsey Local Board the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and the London County Council, who will pay the greatest share. This authority was authorised to effect the improvement by an Act of Parliament passed in 1894. It must be owned that, picturesque as is the Archway, it ought, in the public interests, to have been reconstructed long ago.
source: The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896