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Housing in Leeds

MUNICIPAL Housing commenced in Leeds in 1919 and progressed steadily until 1933. 10,084 dwellings were erected and although the progress compared with some cities was, perhaps, a little slow, a good building standard was maintained. 1934 brought about a sudden change and a programme was approved for the demolition of 30,000 of the oldest type of back-to-back houses and the rehousing of the families displaced, representing approximately 120,000 people. R.A.H. Livett

Author(s): Livett, R A H

Keywords: housing;;1930s;planning;quarry hill, leeds, yorks;construction work