Then and Now: Raleigh Hall, Saltoun Road
Photographic comparisons of old and modern views of Lambeth
1885 Adapted from a pair of houses (built c 1810), this unusual building has seen a multitude of uses. In this 1885 drawing, it was the Brixton Liberal Club, while in the late 19th century it became a public meeting hall, also let out for concerts and dances.
(pic: John H Meredith)
April 2003 The building facing Saltoun Road is now being used by a furniture maker, while the rest of the building has been lying empty for years (it featured as a crack house in the film, 'SW9'). The future looks bright, however, as the Grade II listed building is set to be renovated and turned into a centre to celebrate black culture and achievement.
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