Council Houses, 59-61 Dunster Street, Leicester

Council Houses, 59-61 Dunster Street, Leicester
Photograph taken 31 July 2004 © Mr Peter M Small. Source Historic England Archive ref: 461738

This pair of semi-detached council houses were built in c1922. They were designed by Arthur Walkerley as a response to the need for economic and well designed houses for workers after the Great War, the much discussed 'Homes for Heroes'. He was an influential local politician, architect, developer, philanthropist and Chair of Leicester's first Housing and Town Planning Committee in the 1920s.

Location

Leicester Leicester

Period

1920s (1920 - 1929)

Tags

house housing planned council working class architecture 1920s (1920 - 1929)