View of Chrisp Street
View of Chrisp Street
Record No
98453
Title
View of Chrisp Street
Description
A view along the west side of Chrisp Street looking south by Cordelia Street, Poplar, showing numbers 75-87. On the corner of the entrance to Southill Street on the far left, the boarded-up former premises of Boots the Chemist can be seen at number 75. On the opposite corner, at number 77, is the Young Prince public house. The vacant plot in the centre was once occupied by a baby-linen warehouse. Next door, at number 85, are the abandoned premises of Blakey Morris & Co, wallpaper merchants. Only Pearl's fashion house, at number 87 on the corner with Cordelia Street, appears to be still open for business. Peeling, faded 'ghost' signs painted on the upper floor elevations advertise bridal wear and a claim to be 'the noted house' for, possibly, mourning wear. The shop windows facing the street display women's garments on manequins and a 'sale' sign; a coat or dress is hanging up outside in the 'in-go' or shop entrance. In the foreground, a dog sniffs in the gutter; there is a manhole cover in the centre of the road; and a door shutter is leaning against the wall in Cordelia Street on the right. None of these buildings exist today. All were demolished as part of the comprehensive redevelopment of the area, which included Chrisp Street Market, the UK's first purpose-built shopping precinct. Pearl's fashion house was demolished to make way for the widening of the junction of Cordelia Street with Chrisp Street, and a community centre now occupies the Chrisp Street sites between Cordelia Street and Southill Street.
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_F8194
London picture map location
Exact
Subjects
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