Tower block at Avondale Square Estate: 20th century
© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London
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Tower block at Avondale Square Estate. This tower block was built alongside two other 20-storey buildings and other blocks as part of the Corporation of London's Avondale Square estate development. The blocks opened on 26 October 1962 under the names West, Centre and East Point, indicating their positions on the extensive site. The land had been heavily bombed in the Second World War. Among the tenants of the 380 new flats were some who had previously lived on the site. The towers stood amongst landscaped gardens also boasting two tennis courts.
1961 AD - 1963 AD