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Plymouth city centre in 1944

RIBA Ref No RIBA28885
CountryUK: England
CityPlymouth
Subject Date1944
Image Date1944
ViewTopographical
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 826
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectLandscape ; Town planning ; Ruins
NOTES: Much of Plymouth city centre was destroyed by the major blitz of March, 1941. The basic principles of ' A Plan for Plymouth ' by James Paton Watson,, the City Engineer, and Sir Patrick Abercrombie, the Town Planning Consultant, were approved by the Council in August 1944. RECONSTRUCTION - THE 1940s 1941 On July 4th 1941, just four months after the major Blitz of March 1941, In July 1944 the Reconstruction Committee recommended to the Council their qualified approval of the basic principles of The Plan for Plymouth.
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