The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Mile End Road, London, is an institution for the recreation and instruction of the East-end population, opened by the Queen in May 1887, and owing its origin to the impulse given by Sir W. Besant's "All Sorts and Conditions of Men." In it are a library, art galleries, concert and reading rooms, baths, gymnasium, &c., and technical classes and handicraft schools are held; these are attended by 5000 pupils, and the institution is visited by a million and a quarter people annually.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'People's Palace'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/peoples-palace.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.