London County Council: photographs

Scope and Content

Photographs consists of:

  • office blocks,  1950s
  • Gipsy Road, Lambeth,  1940s
  • housing development models and archways,  1950s
  • the south prospect of London, 1666,  1950s
  • architectural models,  1950s
  • architectural models (2),  1958-1961
  • miscellaneous,  1950s
  • County of London Plan,  1940s
  • miscellaneous (2),  1950s
  • London County Council schools,  1950s
  • Huntingdon and Thetford 1950s

Administrative / Biographical History

London County Council Architect's Department acquired a large quantity of photographs of London pre World War II and post blitz, as well as generating images of its own exhibitions, models and developments, both in construction and complete. Many of these were intended for its own publications, exhibitions and for press distribution.

Access Information

This material is unrestricted.


List of sources for the administrative history:

Jordan, Robert Furneaux, New standards in official architecture,  Architectural Review vol 120, no 718 pp 303-324(November 1965 )

Johnson-Marshall, Percy, Rebuilding cities, (Edinburgh,  Edinburgh University Press ,  1966 )