Hackney Borough Disinfection Station, Millfields Road, Hackney, Greater London

Hackney Borough Disinfection Station, Millfields Road, Hackney, Greater London
Photograph taken 30 June 2001 © Peter Fuller. Source Historic England Archive ref: 436726

This 'disinfection station' was built in c1900 by Hackney Borough Council. It was built to provide accommodation and cleansing of belongings for people removed from unsanitary housing or recovering from infectious diseases. The steam-cleaning operation was powered by the Borough Electricity Station next door. It is a rare and complete survival of a purpose-built disinfecting station.