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Swenarton, Mark

Homes fit for heroes. The politics and architecture of early state housing in Britain.

London, Heinemann Educational Books 1981.

Reference: 14819

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8vo. viii + 216pp, 36 text ills (some photo). Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper. A small mark on volume’s outer right-hand edges, not visible on pages themselves. Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his booklabel.

An informative study of London County Council housing schemes and of the housing programme generated by the Housing Act of 1919, under which some 176,000 new houses were built, a meaningful total but far short of an original announced aspiration to build 500,000 such houses.