Manchester House, Flinders Lane, 1913

Repost 2018:

#ManchesterHouse, #FlindersLane, 1912, #BatesPeeblesandSmart, nice late Edwardian #redbrick, a bit Chicago School big bay windows too. Thought it was Manchester the city but no, it used to mean #householdlinen, which btw is mostly cotton not linen. Flinders Lane was home to the #ragtrade mainly warehouses but also workshops, from the 1900s to the 1960s in fact some still there in the early 90s. I got into this one in the late 90s when it was empty just before converted to flats – there were huge empty rooms and a really long tilted table thing presumably for displaying the cloth, which is what it was all about, #feelthequality. They kept the first two floors as offices (less light) and the apartments above look very spacious.

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