Western Dwellings from below (1960s)

This photo was taken from the bottom of Southern Row steps.

This is the rear of a tenement style block called either Victoria Buildings/Western Dwellings. The blocks are tall because Ladbroke Grove was raised at this point having crossed the railway and being about to cross the canal, after which it could slope down to the Harrow Road.

At street level there were retail outlets, one of which was Hamrax Motors, hence the group of motor cycles, scooters and mopeds parked here. That open yard might lead to the Hamrax workshop. The set of steps you can see leads up to Ladbroke Grove.

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