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Aberdeen, Garthdee Estate, Orlit Houses. General view of specimen blocks from North.

SC 353900

Description Aberdeen, Garthdee Estate, Orlit Houses. General view of specimen blocks from North.

Catalogue Number SC 353900

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of A 80441

Scope and Content 'Orlit' experimental concrete blockwork house, Garthdee housing scheme, Aberdeen This concrete blockwork house was built in the 1940s and is an early example of post -war municipal housing. Concrete was used because granite, Aberdeen's traditional building material, had become too expensive. Aberdeen, Garthdee Estate / / / General View / Aberdeen, Garthdee Estate, Orlit Houses. General view of specimen blocks from North. DIGITAL IMAGES In the aftermath of World War II, a cross-party consensus in Aberdeen's the Labour-dominated council led to the construction of council houses for 'general needs' rather than just for the poor. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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