A couple of months ago I was on one of Jen's walking tours and as we passed a long terrace in Harrow Road I noticed that most of the dividers had been painted through the middle of the initials of a company who either originally built it or traded from within.
|It's either AL&CD Company Limited or A&LCD. Note the use of LIM where we now use LTD.|
|On the northern end of the terrace and in a couple of places high up along the front of the terrace a wonderful monogram using the same letters can be seen.|
As regards researching who this company was I have tried a bit of google-woogle and come up with nothing except a South African Kitchenware company (AL&CD) who don't seem to have ever been in London.
Can anyone help?
Aha!... it's not a C; it's G – turns out it's the Artizans, Labourers & General Dwellings company (interesting that artizans is US spelling but labourers is not)
See the comments for some info/links from Martin
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Aha! Though I recognised it from Shaftesbury Park estate in Battersea. It's the Artizans, Labourers & General Dwellings Company, more details here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artizans,_Labourers_%26_General_Dwellings_CompanyReplyDelete
and here for Harrow Road/Queens Park area (or,as I've just discovered, "Chelsea Detached":
Just found some more... post will be live tomorrow morning.ReplyDelete