Art: House That Union Jack Built

For more than a century of its existence, what has become the world's best-known address was not No. 10 Downing Street: it was No. 5. Only during one of its many restorations did the simple Georgian town house in London somehow double its digit. Under any number, it never seemed to foreigners to be pretentious enough for the hub of the British Empire. But most Englishmen insist that it be kept just the way it always has been.

The latest renovation (see color pages) cost no less than $8,500,000, and as a result No....

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