17-43 Ridge Avenue, Letchworth, Hertfordshire

17-43 Ridge Avenue, Letchworth, Hertfordshire
Photograph taken 15 July 2000 © Mr Ted Ellis LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 161901

This is a group of 4 terraces of houses for workmen. They were built in 1912 by Bennett and Bidwell. They were built for the Howard Cottage Society. The Society was founded in 1911 by Ebenezer Howard, the pioneer of the Garden City movement. Howard devised and managed the development of Letchworth Garden City to provide good quality housing for working class people who were attracted to the area as a result local industry.