1896 Print over 100 years old Lever Street London


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Antique print dated 1896.

The page is over 100 years old and in very good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. Available also in a brown with gold pencil-line frame, your choice.  RL.261.

Entitled – Lever Street.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Lever Street. – These buildings are provided for the poorer section of the labouring classes.

They were erected by the Guinness Trustees in 1892-4, the Goldsmith’s Company contributing £25,000 towards the cost.

The buildings constitute one of the largest institutions of this kind in London.

There are 332 tenements and 722 rooms, which are occupied by about 1,400 men, women, and children.

The rents vary from 2s. per week for one room to 6s. 3d. per week for four rooms, for which payment, besides the usual accommodation, the tenant has the use of a club-room, provided with newspapers, games, etc.;  hot and cold water baths;  boiling water for teapots at meal times;  and hot water for washing and other purposes at all hours of the day.

We are indebted for this information to Captain T. H. Vickers, the courteous secretary of the Guinness Trust.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is original and not a photocopy.

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