Guinness Trust Building (1900). Architect: Joseph, Son & Smithen. Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6. [Click on this image and those below to enlarge them.]
Like the more elaborate Sutton Dwellings in Chelsea, London SW3, this build is a turn-of-the-century successful private attempt to provide adequate housing for the poorer members of British society. Wikipedia explains that the Guinness Trust “is the oldest member of the Guinness Partnership, a group of housing associations. . . [and] was founded in 1890 by Edward Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh, great grandson of the founder of the Guinness Brewery, to help homeless people in London and Dublin. ”
Left: A perspective view. Right: The Trust sign.
Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus. Formatting and perspective correction by George P. Landow. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]
Last modified 12 September 2011