Clerkenwell & Finsbury. Wed 1 May 2013
The Finsbury Health Centre reflected Berthold Lubetkin's view ‘Nothing’s too good for ordinary people’!
The building had been allowed to fall into disrepair through lack of proper maintenance, but recent repairs have
tidied it up - perhaps so the government can sell it off - unless Finsbury Health Centre Preservation Trust manage to save it.
American banker, George Peabody founded the Peabody Trust in 1862 to provide decent social housing for the poor
The Clerkenwell Peabody estate dates from1883-4, replacing slums condemned in 1875
'Metropolitan Railway' lines leading to Farringdon Station
34 Farringdon Lane, built 1875, as a warehouse for John Greenwood & Sons,
clock and watch manufacturers and importers.Architect Rowland Plumbe.
It has City of London and Middlesex arms and the Greenwood arms
(motto 'ut prosim' - that I may be useful) above the large clock
. Other symbols of time also appear on the buidling's decorations.
It it now called Abbots Court,
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