Familistere (Social Palace), Guise

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RIBApix ref no RIBA89159
Architect/DesignerGodin, Jean-Baptiste Andre (1817-1888)
Artist/PhotographerBenton, Charlotte
Subject Date1859
Image Date1986
StyleGothic Revival
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceBenton 86-51-14
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Charlotte Benton / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Jean-Baptiste Andre Godin was a French industrialist, who developed and built an industrial and residential community for his workers at Guise, called the Familistere. The full site included a foundry and occupied 18 acres.

Subject tags

housing, factories, riverside buildings, industrial buildings