Esoteric London

No. 922: Second Avenue, E17

Posted in Architectural by esotericlondon on September 10, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_2741 copy

Second Avenue, London, E17. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Sinks of London Laid Open: A Pocket Companion for the Uninitiated, to Which is Added a Modern Flash Dictionary Containing all the Cant Words, Slang Terms, and Flash Phrases Now in Vogue, with a List of the Sixty Orders of Prime Coves – 1848:

The door-light – the window above the door – had been taken out, or what is more likely, knocked out, and its place supplied with a wooden shutter, which was raised up during the day, to let in the light, and air: and as for the window itself, with the exception of a few panes of glass in the centre, here and there patched with brown paper, it was almost wholly made up with squares of wood – giving ocular proof that glass was of a very brittle nature in St. Giles’s.

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