65A Whitechapel High Street

c1897 commercial building first occupied by Abraham Goldenfeld, substantially restored in 2010-12 | Part of 65A Whitechapel High Street

65A Whitechapel High Street
Contributed by Survey of London

No. 65a Whitechapel High Street has its origins as a building of c1897. Prominent from the west, it was well finished with lavish use of Portland stone dressings on red brick. It appears to have been built for a Mr Jenkins with Aaron Cooperman; Abraham Goldenfeld, a warehouseman, was the first occupant.1 The building was substantially refurbished in 2010-12 by Julian Harrap Architects (Robert Sandford, job architect), with PAYE as contractors. Applied stucco was removed and the red brick restored. Lion masks in the frieze and the parapet with its pediment and ball finials were reinstated. This work was the first part of the High Street 2012 project, ninety per cent funded from Tower Hamlets Council with English Heritage through a Heritage Lottery Fund Townscape Heritage grant. The project had been conceived when it was anticipated that the 2012 Olympics Marathon would pass by. 2


  1. The National Archives, IR58/84814–5/3198–3205: Post Office Directories. 

  2. East London Advertiser, 22 May 2014 - http://www.eastlondonadvertiser. co.uk/news/heritage/harrup_architects_get_riba_award_for_restoring_high_st_201 2_back_to_1900_1_3612037: information kindly supplied by Robert Sandford 

65A-68 Whitechapel High Street in 2010
Contributed by Julian Harrap Architects

65A-71 Whitechapel High Street
Contributed by Derek Kendall