Friday, March 15, 2013

Housing for the "working class"

Early evening visit to look at the exterior of Goldington Buildings, some of the earliest social housing in north London (built 1902).  A carved inscription proclaims that this is housing for the "working class" - presumably this needed stating as the quality of the architecture is equal to the contemporary mansion blocks going up in London for sale to middle class professionals.  The architect was Keith Downes Young who also designed the impressive Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

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