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Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor, Tower Hamlets

Description: Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 September 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 206491

OS Grid Reference: TQ3363781657
OS Grid Coordinates: 533637, 181657
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5180, -0.0753

Location: Brune Street, Poplar, Greater London E1 7LD

Locality: Tower Hamlets
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E1 7LD

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added
TQ 3381
14A/427 Nos 17-19
(Soup kitchen for the
Jewish Poor)

Soup kitchen and shop, 1902 by Lewis Solomon. Brick with buff terracotta
dressings, slate roof. Ground floor faced with terracotta; the detailing for
the shop differs from that of the soup kitchen and part of the shop entrance
has been removed. Original wooden shop fronts and doors to soup kitchen survive
in large part. Cornice to soup kitchen inscribed 'Way Out/Soup Kitchen/5662.
1902/For the Jewish Poor/Way In'. Upper storeys articulated by pilaster strips,
string course and cornice in terracotta. Windows over shop and staircase
entrance have gauged brick segmental heads with terracotta keystones. Windows
over soup kitchen tripartite with thick terracotta mullions and straight heads
of terracotta or segmental heads with terracotta and gauged brick voussoirs.
Diocletian window to attic with terracotta and gauged brick voussoirs with
terracotta pediment flanked by volutes. Three sets of dormer windows in mansard
roof. Interior of soup kitchen: original plan largely unaltered. 'Queuing
room' by entrance survives but two original doors closed up and new one opened
to hall; original white tiled walls; queuing barriers removed. Committee room
to west of hall survives except for loss of partitions. Kitchen to rear of
site survives as a space without original counter and cooking equipment;
original timber-roof structure and lantern of four bays with decorative cast
iron spandrels.

Listing NGR: TQ3363781657

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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