A few nice wealth builders images I found:
‘The Architect, Builder & Engineer’ (1912-1914)
Image by Heritage Vancouver
We’ve just finished scanning 1,176 pages of the entire run of this rare short-lived publication, from the only known remaining source, which was close to being lost a few years ago.
It’s a wealth of architectural and building information from 1912 to 1914, covering mainly Vancouver and Victoria, and to a lesser extent, the outlying areas of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and even Calgary, AB.
Please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re aware of *any* original issues that have survived outside of the BC Legislative Library in Victoria, BC (the only known source, and this source has *not* been microfilmed, aside from our manual photocopying of every page from the originals), especially if any issues are later than the last known issue – Vol 5 No 1, August 24, 1914.
We hope to have this entire run online in the future for access and study.
Volume 1, No. 1; August 15, 1912
Last known issue, and presumed end of the serial:
Volume 5, No. 1; August 24, 1914
Record Publishing Company
583 Homer-Richards Lane,
Telephone Seymour 7808
Manager: Clyde M. David
Editor: H. A. R. MacDonald
Published twice a month
Black Country Living Museum – Builder’s Yard and Lime Kilns
Image by ell brown
This is the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, West Midlands.
The museum was established in 1975, and the first buildings moved here in 1976. Since then a 26 acre site has been developed, with the unique conditions of living and working in the Black Country from the mid 19th century to early 20th century.
It is off Tipton Road in Dudley.
This is the Builder’s Yard.
This display represents a traditional small builder’s merchants yard of the mid-1920s comprising a brick office, a stone hovel and an open yard.
The stone cutter’s hovel originally stood at the entrance to Bilston Quarry, Wolverhampton.
Black Country people were loath to waste anything and this characteristic is reflected in the number of reclaimed items displayed for sale which have been salvaged from previous jobs.
There were very few large building contractors in the 1920s and the bulk of building materials were still supplied by small merchants such as this.
The shelves of the office are stacked with valuable items like brass pipe fittings but sacks of cement, lime and plaster and cast iron pipes are stored in the hovel.
Small merchants stocked a little of everything and the yard is crowded with a variety of traditional building materials such as slates, copingstones, bricks and sanitary ware.
This is a small builder’s yard of the 1920s. The stone ‘hovel’ was originally part of a yard on Millfield Road, Bilston, and may have been used for stone working. The brick office is a replica of the one that was next to the hovel. Many of the goods sold at yards like this – the builders hardware , the bricks and the lime – would have come from the Black Country.
Varios bricks and tiles for building material uses.
View of the Lime Kilns from the Builder’s Yard.
Quarried extensively in Sedgley, Dudley and Walsall, limestone was one of the great wealth of raw materials that contributed to the successful industrial development of the Black Country. It was used in iron making as a flux in the furnaces but could also be converted to lime by burning.
‘Quicklime’ was used to make mortar and plaster for the building trade, in agriculture as a fertiliser and as ‘slaked’ lime for making whitewash.
The large set of kilns overlooking the village were built in 1842 and were in use until about 1926, burning limestone excavated from nearby Castle Hill and Wren’s Nest. Twenty-eight feet high chimneys topped the shafts of the kilns and belched out smoke and fumes continuously.
The lime works and canal basin were once at the hub of industrial activity within the Black Country.
The canal arm was built from the main Wolverhampton-Birmingham line especially to serve these kilns.
Earlier ‘horseshoe’ and ‘shaft’ kilns were built near the entrance to Dudley Canal Tunnel.
The underground canals were built in the late eighteenth century to carry stone from the mines and were linked into the Midlands canal network.
DJ ZAP HAX AT ELECTRO SMOG
Image by rafeejewell
I finally met DJ Zap Hax spinning at Electro Smog, New Berlin’s underground club. WOW. Where the heck have I been? This DJ has a wealth… no a flippin’ bank of knowledge about music. His musical experience as a DJ is very apparent.
Go, people… go listen to this DJ… and the club…? Electro Smog is right underground. January Lightfoot has created the most significant underground club that I have seen yet. (darn… now everyone knows… I’ve been secretly hanging out there…)
Speaking of cool DJ’s… caught DJ Liqwid the other night over at BassLine Island at the Beat Bunker. Sven had just set the place into high gear when he turned over the booth to Liqwid. It’s only been a few weeks since Liqwid hit the SL grid behind the DJ booth… he sounds like he’s been here since day 1. Love his mixes.
Then I was off to Divaz… it’s home for me and when I heard DJ Xavi Bandler was there with his Spanish entourage, I tp’ed as soon as I got the invite. Xavi and DJ Muekas has a new place called The Cave over on TheRave Beach sim. Very cool club. Dance in (that’s right… IN) the river. LOL!