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Mason Orphanage, Erdington, Birmingham

Nicklin, Phyllis (1960) Mason Orphanage, Erdington, Birmingham. [Image] (Unpublished)


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Abstract

Photograph of the Mason Orphanage in Erdington. Sir Josiah Mason of Kidderminster was the benefactor of the Orphanage which was built of brick with dressings of Tower Hill, Derbyshire and Shrewsbury stone, in the Italian style, from designs by Mr. J.R. Botham, architect, of Birmingham. There were two towers, one 150 feet high serving as a ventilation shaft for the entire building, with the other containing a clock.The foundation stone of the Orphanage was laid by Sir Josiah Mason himself privately, 19 Sept. 1860 and the building was finished and first occupied in 1868. The imposing building was demolished in 1964 after the trustees deemed it too outdated and expensive to maintain.

Type of Work:Image
School/Faculty:Faculties (to 1997) > Faculty of Education
Department:Department of Extramural Studies
Additional Information:

Scanned by the Chrysalis project in 2004, from original 35mm slides held at the University of Birmingham.

Location:
See the location now via Google Maps (52.5332,-1.8246)
Projects:Project Chrysalis
Series/Collection Name:Birmingham's Buildings and Urban Topography
Keywords:Birmingham, Erdington, orphanages, Josiah Mason, Nineteenth century Birmingham
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Funders:Museums, Libraries and Archives (MLA) West Midlands
Copyright Status:Copyright and database rights in this material belong to MLA West Midlands and the University of Birmingham. The photographic image is available to download and redistribute for non-commercial purposes.
Copyright Holders:University of Birmingham
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ID Code:622

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