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Photographic Print : Building the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1911

Building the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1911




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Building the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1911

Warehouse being built for HTP (Hosken, Trevithick and Polkinhorn), who were agricultural and grain merchants. View of the frame of the building with scaffolding and gangs of workers, including possibly a supervisor wearing a bowler hat in the centre of the photograph. Some workers are standing precariously on the top girder and many are holding the tools of their trade. The architect was Alfred J. Cornelius and the warehouse was completed in 1911. The building was later converted into 9 apartments as part of the Poltisco Wharf development. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

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Discover the rich history of Cornwall with this captivating photograph from the Royal Cornwall Museum's archives. Witness the construction of Hosken, Trevithick and Polkinhorn's (HTP) warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro, around 1911. This evocative image showcases the frame of the building taking shape against the backdrop of scaffolding and a bustling workforce. Add this unique piece to your collection and bring a piece of Cornwall's industrial past into your home or office. Media Storehouse's high-quality photographic prints preserve the intricate details and authenticity of this fascinating moment in time, making it a must-have for history enthusiasts and local enthusiasts alike.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 25.4cm x 18.1cm (10" x 7.1")

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Capturing the Birth of Industry - Building the HTP Warehouse in Truro, Cornwall

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. In this photograph taken around 1911, we are transported back in time to witness the construction of the iconic HTP warehouse on Malpas Road. This monumental structure was being erected for Hosken, Trevithick and Polkinhorn - esteemed agricultural and grain merchants who played a vital role in shaping Cornwall's economy. The image showcases a hive of activity as gangs of dedicated workers laboriously build the frame using scaffolding. Amidst them stands a figure that could possibly be their supervisor, distinguished by his bowler hat. Fearlessly perched atop girders, some workers balance precariously while others firmly grasp their tools of trade. Their collective efforts symbolize both resilience and determination. Designed by renowned architect Alfred J. Cornelius, this architectural marvel would later become part of the Poltisco Wharf development housing nine modern apartments. However, at this moment captured frozen in time, it is an emblematic representation of progress within Cornwall's industrial landscape. Photographer Arthur William Jordan skillfully captures not only the physicality but also the spirit behind this grand endeavor. His lens immortalizes an era when riverside buildings like these flourished along with Cornish industries such as milling and grain production. This historic print serves as a testament to human ingenuity and hard work; it reminds us how our ancestors laid foundations upon which future generations continue to thrive today.

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