Brunswick House

1983-4 brown brick flats with shops to ground floor on site of 1880s 181-280 Brunswick Buildings

Brunswick Buildings in 1975
Contributed by Aileen Reid on July 28, 2016

Although the caption to this photograph looking west from Goulston Street along the south side of New Goulston Street identifies this as Wentworth Dwellings it shows, in fact, the portion of Brunswick Buildings that survived the second world war. This extensive 1880s development of artisans' dwellings occupied the south side of New Goulston Street and the west side of Goulston Street south almost to Whitechapel High Street. Most of it was destroyed in the war by a direct hit from a V1 rocket. The corner building in the photograph is a 1950s addition replacing more minor damage. The bomb site between Goulston Street and Middlesex Street was filled in the early 1960s by the vast Cromlech House, itself currently (July 2016) being demolished.

© City of London: London Metropolitan Archives

Brunswick Buildings
Contributed by maxim on Oct. 29, 2018

My maternal grandmother Eva Galgut, formerly Sacof, was born at 48 Brunswick Buildings in 1896. The family name was Sacowski at this time and my great grandparents were from Odessa. They came to London around 1892 and moved to Bristol around 1900. Great grandpa Pineas Sacof was a cabinet maker.