Treves House, Vallance Road

1959 block of flats

Only memorial to Frederick Treves in Whitechapel
Contributed by Louis Berk on Sept. 28, 2018

Treves House appears to be the only local memorial to Sir Frederick Treves (1853-1923), the Victorian/Edwardian notable surgeon of the nearby London Hospital, who identified and assisted Joseph Merrick, otherwise known as the Elephant Man (1862-1890). In later life Treves rose to be the leading surgeon in the UK for the procedure of removal of the appendix and is credited with saving the life of Edward VII by this procedure in 1902.

Residents' campaign to save Treves House and Lister House, 2017
Contributed by Survey of London on July 28, 2017

Three long-term residents of Treves House and Lister House from varied backgrounds are fighting plans being considered by Tower Hamlets council to demolish their blocks of social housing flats.

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/28/social-cleansing-whitechapel- east-london-fighting-demolitions