Collins House council flats in Poplar High Street
Collins House council flats in Poplar High Street
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Collins House council flats in Poplar High Street
Side and rear elevation of 1-12 Collins House on the corner of Poplar High Street and Newby Place, Poplar, looking north-west down what used to be Collins's Place which no longer exists. Collins House had been newly completed by Poplar Borough Council in 1935-6 and is set back to allow the widening of the High Street. A staircase-tower is set at the south-east angle of the block and makes a curved corner feature. A workman looks towards the photographer and stands beside a cement mixer with a wheelbarrow underneath ready for the next load of cement. A pile of soft sand is heaped at the entrance to the building site and a portion of the wooden fence with a door has been removed and leans against the boundary fence next to a wheelbarrow. There are wooden planks in the road against the kerb to facilitate vehicle access to the site. In that background another workman stands in front of a wooden hut. The older building to the left in the background no longer exists and was on Newby Place. Behind Collins House is the side elevation of the rear extension of a house that backed onto the end of Collins' Place and was demolished in the mid 1950s to make way for 1-8 Newby House built by Poplar Borough Council in 1956-8.
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