Victoria Square municipal housing, Liverpool, prior to conversion

RIBApix ref no RIBA88747
Architect/DesignerDunscombe, Clement
Artist/PhotographerStewart Bale Ltd.
CountryUK: England
CityLiverpool
Subject Date1885
Image Date1954
ViewExterior
StyleVictorian
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 179 Liverpool(1) (Bale 54187-3)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Completed in 1885 by Clement Dunscombe, these multiple dwellings were considered a pioneer venture in municipal housing in their time. Extensively bomb damaged in 1941, the number of dwellings was reduced from the original 270 to 215. The remaining blocks were kept, replanned internally and converted into fewer flats, but with increased living space in 1954. The architect for the conversion was the city architect Dr Ronald Bradbury.

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housing