Saturday 9 March 2013

Victoria House

Most of London was divided up and given by various monarchs to a handful of families, the area of Bloomsbury was owned by the Duke of Bedford.  In 1920 the Liverpool Friendly Society bought a parcel of land to build Victoria House, however some of the leaseholders refused to vacate their houses.  As a result the building was originally built in an unusual shape, with the middle part not completed until more than a decade later.


Stefan Jansson said...

Must have looked a bit unusual.

Sharon said...

What an interesting history. Thanks for the link, the pictures on that site are amazing. Such a contrast between the inside and the outside.

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