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Houses on the west side of Tite Street in the early 20th century.

The western side of Tite Street looking south in 1905

Tite Street was built as an access road to the Embankment in the mid 1870s. It is named after Sir William Tite, MP, who as a member of the Metropolitan Board of Works played a significant role in the building of Chelsea Embankment. Artists and writers eagerly sought after the plots. Oscar Wilde's house is the fourth house on the right. Other famous residents of the street included Edwin Abbey, the American artist; the cartoonist, Carlo Pellegrini (known as Ape) and Frank Miles.

Location of original: Local Studies Chpc/89
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