Newcastle Improved Industrial Dwellings

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    TWAM Blog, August 6, 2012 . "....Newcastle Improved Industrial Dwellings Ltd was formed by James Hall, philanthropist and businessman, of Hall Bros Steamship Co. A prospectus was issued in 1869 for a block of 40 tenements in New Road opposite the Ragged Schools, and the buildings were opened in September 1870. They were extended in 1872 and 1878. The original building was four stories in height and the extensions six. Shops were included and eventually 108 separate flats, and there was also a social recreation room, including a library. The architect of the buildings was John Johnstone, a Scot who had worked with Sir George Gilbert Scott, and who also designed Gateshead Town Hall and Leazes Park synagogue in Newcastle. The flats didn’t have internal sanitation but there were two WCs on each landing...."
  • Owner

    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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