1930s Queens's Road East (Queensway)

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 20:20
Date picture taken
1 May 1935
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There are scaffolds on Block G. On the 1901 photo this block has a ground floor only, and in (around) 1935, two more storeys were added.

Soldiers´Club, by Des. White

On the 1901 photo this block has a ground floor only, and in (around) 1935, two more storeys were added.

Hi Klaus,

In the description of the 1900 opening  of the Soldier's Club that Moddsey found, it says:

On the ground floor, a bar is provided. Upstairs there are dining, billiards and reading rooms.

So there was at least one more floor. The upper floors were set back from the street, so I think that's why they're not seen in the 1901 photo.

Regards, David

Hi David,

obviously, upper floors were there already from the beginning. As there are scaffolds on the 1930s photo, I now think they added the balconies as seen here:

1950s Queensway
1950s Queensway, by moddsey

Regards, Klaus