File ' The long term solution of City traffic problems'

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1837 DES/EMB/1/15
  • Dates of Creation
      05 Aug 1954 - 29 Mar 1955
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      File containing 15 pieces

Scope and Content

File concerns Emberton's views on the proposed Holford plan for the development of the area around St Paul's Cathedral, and his own alternative proposals which involved high-rise apartment buildings leaving.. Includes prints and negatives of a visualisation of his scheme; manuscript and typescript notes about the Holford scheme and Emberton's own ideas. Includes a copy letter from Emberton to Ivor Bulwler-Lytton of the Daily Telegraph, part of the correspondence in EMB/1/14.

Also includes a press cutting relating to the new premises for Messrs Rowans, men's outfitters, in Birmingham, designed by Percy Westwood.

A press cutting has also been added to this file at the time of cataloguing, from the Daily Mail, 08 Mar 1955: 'Skyscraper Britain?' by John Hall, which includes a reproduction of the visualisation of Emberton's scheme.

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Archivist's Note

Edited and catalogue number changed by Sue Breakell, 26 July 2010

Related Material

Further material about Emberton's scheme for St Paul's can be found at EMB/1/12, EMB/1/14-18, EMB/2/13, EMB/3/48, EMB/4/2.

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