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Thanksgiving Model Buildings, Portpool Lane, Gray's Inn Road, High Holborn, London: the north side partly destroyed by bombs

RIBApix ref no RIBA64595
Architect/DesignerRoberts, Henry (1803-1876)
Artist/PhotographerNewbery, Sydney W. (1894-1985)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1850
Image Date1943
Library ReferenceAP68/109 (Newbery 4889)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Built for the 'Society for Improving the Conditions of the Labouring Classes', this block consisted of two four-storey buildings providing accommodation for 20 families and 128 single women. Badly bomb-damaged during the Blitz of World War II, the buildings were subsequently demolished.

Subject tags

flats, housing, brickwork, arches, bomb sites