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'Babylonian flats' in victorian and edwardian London

Dennis, R; (2008) 'Babylonian flats' in victorian and edwardian London. London Journal , 33 (3) pp. 233-347. 10.1179/174963208X347709. Green open access

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Abstract

The first half of this paper examines the controversy associated with the building of Queen Anne's Mansions, London's first high-rise flats, erected between 1873 and 1890, and a catalyst for the introduction of height restrictions in the London Building Acts of 1890 and 1894. Subsequent sections consider the building's place in the imagination of Londoners, the marketing of the mansions, which emphasised their height and novelty, and the characteristics of residents, especially as recorded in the 1901 census. The paper concludes by positioning Queen Anne's Mansions in wider debates about living in flats and the acceptability of high-rise buildings in nineteenth-and early twentieth-century London. © The London Journal Trust 2008.

Type: Article
Title: 'Babylonian flats' in victorian and edwardian London
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1179/174963208X347709
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/14487
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