THE SOCIETY FOR IMPROVING THE CONDITION OF THE LABOURING CLASSES
|Source of acquisition
||Depositor: The Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes, 45 Doughty Street, London WC1
Date: not known, reaccessioned 1989.
||Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes
The Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes was established in 1844 with the Prince Consort as its President; Henry Roberts, its Honorary Architect, was a pioneer in the improvement of working-class housing.
One of the buildings designed by Henry Roberts was built for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and later transferred to Kennington Common where it still stands; for further information on this building see Survey of London Vol XXVI Part 2.
This is a collection of printed plans produced for the Society by Henry Roberts and N.E. Stevens; they include one to three bed room buildings, detached, semi-detached and terraced cottages. The plans are undated; the only scheme known to have been built was -/16 in 1851.
See also illustrated volume in Search Room at 0/184
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