Boots: the modern factory, guided tour

Matthews, Chris (2017) Boots: the modern factory, guided tour. In: The Twentieth Century Society, 23 June 2017, Boots, Beeston, Nottingham.

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Architecturally the Boots site at Beeston is widely regarded as one of the most important industrial estates of the twentieth century. This tour will take in the key interwar buildings designed by Sir Owen Williams: the ’Wets’ Factory (D10), ‘Drys’ (D6) and the Fire Station (D34). It will also include a short stop at the 1937-8 Canteen building (D31) by Dowling and Tanner, and a visit to the Boots Archive to look at maps and documents related to the architectural history of the site. Finally, the tour would not be compete without a visit to the D90 Offices 1967-9 by Skidmore, Owings & Merril.

Keywords:local history, architecture, business history
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V360 History of Architecture
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V321 Local History
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
ID Code:28043
Deposited On:26 Jul 2017 14:26

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