Plymouth city centre with the blitzed buildings cleared, sites levelled and the first line of the Abercrombie-Paton Watson plan for the centre laid out
|Architect/Designer||Abercrombie, Sir Patrick (1879-1957)|
|Watson, James Paton (c.1898-1979)|
|Library Reference||AP Box 210 Plymouth|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Town planning ; Towns & cities ; Bomb sites|
NOTES: Plymouth city centre was devastated by bombing during the air raids of 1941. The City Council subsequently instructed their Surveyor, James Paton Watson and Professor Abercrombie to prepare a plan for a new Plymouth. The 'Plan for Plymouth', which was published in 1943, was met with high approval and formed the basis for the official development plan for the city's post-war reconstruction.
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