1950s British Social Housing

Below is a selection of images of British social housing in the 1950s.

For further image galleries, see: Inter-War1940s1960s1970s1980s self-builds or return to Homes Fit for People.

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RIBA135053Sixth Form Centre, St Teresa's School, Effingham, Surrey

 
RIBA135054Ashley Building, University of Birmingham (formerly the Faculty of Commerce and Social Science), Birmingham

 
RIBA135055Ashley Building, University of Birmingham (formerly the Faculty of Commerce and Social Science), Birmingham: the spiral staircase


RIBA135056Ashley Building, University of Birmingham (formerly the Faculty of Commerce and Social Science), Birmingham: detail of the external spiral staircase

 
RIBA135057Ashley Building, University of Birmingham (formerly the Faculty of Commerce and Social Science), Birmingham

 
RIBA135058Ashley Building, University of Birmingham (formerly the Faculty of Commerce and Social Science), Birmingham


RIBA135059Ashley Building, University of Birmingham (formerly the Faculty of Commerce and Social Science), Birmingham

 
RIBA135060Ashley Building, University of Birmingham (formerly the Faculty of Commerce and Social Science), Birmingham

 
RIBA135061Ashley Building, University of Birmingham (formerly the Faculty of Commerce and Social Science), Birmingham


RIBA135062Ashley Building, University of Birmingham (formerly the Faculty of Commerce and Social Science), Birmingham

 
RIBA135063Ashley Building, University of Birmingham (formerly the Faculty of Commerce and Social Science), Birmingham: detail of facade

 
RIBA135134BT Tower (formerly the Post Office Tower), 60 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia, London, at dusk


RIBA135135County Hall, South Bank, Lambeth, London

 
RIBA135136HMV Factory, Station Road, Hayes, London

 
RIBA135137HMS Belfast with Tower Bridge beyond, London


RIBA135138Queen's Cottage, Kew Gardens, London

 
RIBA135139Gaumont State cinema, Kilburn High Road, London, at night

 
RIBA135140Little Venice, London


RIBA135141Lloyds, City of London

 
RIBA135142Lloyds, City of London

 
RIBA135143Kenwood House, Hampstead, London: the south front under snow


RIBA135144Harrods Department Store, Knightsbridge, London, at night

 
RIBA135145Harrods Department Store, Knightsbridge, London, at night

 
RIBA135146Distant view of the City of London skyline showing the Gherkin (Swiss Re 30 St Mary Axe), from 'More London'


RIBA135147Distant view of the City of London skyline showing the Gherkin (Swiss Re 30 St Mary Axe), from 'More London'

 
RIBA135148Statue of Eros, Piccadilly, London

 
RIBA135149View of Tower Bridge from near City Hall, London, at dawn


RIBA135150Trellick Tower, Cheltenham Estate, Edenham Street, North Kensington, London

 
RIBA13515102 Arena (Millennium Dome), North Greenwich, London, just before dawn

 
RIBA13515202 Arena (Millennium Dome), North Greenwich, London, at dawn