Friday, 4 September 2009

House on Albert Road

Following on from yesterday, this shows one of the substantial properties on Albert Road, Saltaire, on the corner of Caroline Street. It's a rather grand semi-detached house, one of several on the road. They were built for managers in the mill, and I think also accommodated other professionals like teachers and clergy, who could afford the relatively high rent. In between the large houses at the top and bottom of Albert Road, there is also a lovely terrace of overlookers' houses, even more attractive (I think) than the older ones further into the village. One can imagine how pleasing this introduction to Saltaire was for travellers coming in along the Aire valley from the west, as this would have been the first road they saw. It's obscured now by the school that was built by Shipley Board in the 1870s, and by more recent housing.

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