Reading room in a Rowton House

#Picture Number SO113

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of men relaxing in the reading room in one of the Rowton Houses, hostels providing decent accommodation for working men. This was a charity set up by the philanthropist Lord Rowton; 6 hostels were built in London between 1892 and 1905, and similar houses were built in Liverpool, Birmingham and in Europe.


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