Shop in Chrisp Street
Shop in Chrisp Street
Record No
98436
Title
Shop in Chrisp Street
Description
The derelict premises of Cee King's boot and shoe shop at 62 Chrisp Street, on the corner with Willis Street, Poplar. Hand painted signs on the empty display windows alert customers that the shop has moved across the road to 4 Market Way in the newly opened Chrisp Street Market shopping precinct. One of the panes in the upper window has been smashed and two timber beams prop up the building on the Willis Street side. The fascia on the corner advertises Metropole Shoes. The premises next door to the left displays the same air of neglect and dereliction with cracked and crumbling plaster, and broken windows. A pilaster of glazed tiles separates the two properties. Workmen digging up the road in front have left their equipment, including a fork, beside a pile of soil and rubble, and a domed covered box labelled LEB (London Electricity Board) Poplar. Nineteenth-century terraced housing can be seen beyond the railway bridge on Willis Street to the far right. The buildings no longer exist and the Chrisp Street site has been redeveloped for commercial use. The old terraced homes on Willis Street have been demolished and replaced with modern dwellings.
Date of execution
1952
Section
London Metropolitan Archives
Collection
LCC Photograph Library
Notes
- Updated 2010 10 28
Medium
photograph
Catalogue No
SC_PHL_01_289_F7773
London picture map location
Exact
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