2 DECEMBER 1899, Page 30

[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Srx,—An exhibition of £100

cottages would no doubt be interesting and useful, but I trust that no galvanised-iron roofs may be seen (even if painted tile-colour). Iron is the cane of modern architecture, so-called, and as a covering to a house it has the objectionable quality of being cold in winter, concentrating the heat of the sun in summer, and giving forth a distracting noise when rain falls upon it, as sometimes happens.—I am, Sir, &c., HUGH N. BURGH. Hampstead, .1covember 8th.