Toynbee Hall and St Jude's Church in Commercial Street
Toynbee Hall and St Jude's Church in Commercial Street
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Toynbee Hall and St Jude's Church in Commercial Street
A view looking south down Commercial Street, Stepney, towards Whitechapel High Street and Gardiner's Corner. A busy street scene with numerous pedestrians, horse drawn wagons and carts, and an automobile with running board and spare wheel parked outside Toynbee Hall. Toynbee Hall, built in a Tudor-Gothic style and formally opened in January 1885, is a charitable institution established in 1884 to address the causes and impacts of poverty in the East End of London. The entrance seen no longer exists, but the buildings and courtyard behind remain. These were designated a Grade II listing in 1973; listing number 1065201. Next door to Toynbee Hall, the 65ft batter-buttressed tower of St Jude's Church dominates the skyline. Built between 1846-47, in brick with stone dressings, and consecrated in April 1848, this church was a chapel of ease to St Mary Whitechapel. The church was demolished in 1927 and replaced with numbers 20-24 Commercial Street, a red brick factory and warehouse. This was converted into offices in 2002-3, and is now known as 'East One', home largely to companies involved in tech industries. The road surface has tram lines and a clock hanging from a building on the right is advertising Greenlees Whisky.
1926
London Metropolitan Archives
LCC Photograph Library
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