The construction of Gloucester Road station c.1867

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Photograph of  workers outside station building

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The construction of Gloucester Road station c.1867

A view of construction workers outside Gloucester Road Station c.1867. The Metropolitan Line opened on 1 October 1868, followed by the District Line in 1869. The station was built in the middle of William Attwood's market garden, hence the lack of any other buildings in the image. At the same time the three local landlords, HB Alexander, Robert Gunter and Lord Kensington, co-operated to improve and extend the Cromwell Road westwards thus opening the whole area up for development.

Location of original: LSvf 385 GLO
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