7 March 2017

Artizans and Labourers in Queen's Park

I have written before about The Artizans and Labourers General Dwellings Company and their establishments at Harrow Road and Noel Park.
This post shows some of their earlier buildings – little terraced cottages along Kilburn Lane in Queen's Park, London W10, built in 1876.


Note how the end of each terrace had a corner shop. Directly opposite these shops is a collection of buildings that looks like there was either a school or a dairy there. I don't know if these were also part of ALGDC. This needs further investigation – I will add it to the list/pile.
If you know anything about any of these buildings, including the ones over the road, please do let me know.
Thanks in advance.



5 comments:

  1. My family lived in Kilburn lane,the shop in the photo used to be a sweet shop & tobacconist.

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    1. There are two shops in the photo. Just wondering if you know what they both were formerly? 162 on the east and 160 on the west. Thanks!

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  2. Directly opposite was a dairy farm and shop called Higgins Brothers diary. I think it existed before the Artizans built. Apparently it was run until the 60's? I think music studios took it over and ran it for the last 20 years until recently selling

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  3. Sorry, no, I don't know what the shops were. If you go to your local central library they will have directories and archival info where this kind of thing can be sourced.
    But beware – what you think will be a ten minute visit will absorb the rest of your day as it's so easy to get sidetracked by other 'finds'!

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  4. Sorry, I meant the local library for the area in question... not any local library

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