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Poster 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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18x24 inch Poster Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse Collection's vintage poster print, "Building the HTP Warehouse, Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall (Around 1911)". This captivating image takes you back in time, offering a glimpse into Cornwall's rich industrial history. Featuring a black-and-white photograph from the Royal Cornwall Museum archives, the print showcases the construction of Hosken, Trevithick and Polkinhorn's (HTP) warehouse. As one of the leading agricultural and grain merchants in the region, HTP's new warehouse was a symbol of progress and prosperity in early 20th-century Truro. The poster print beautifully captures the frame of the building as it takes shape under the watchful eyes of skilled workers and the towering scaffolding. This unique, vintage-inspired design is a must-have for history enthusiasts, local history buffs, and anyone who appreciates the beauty of Cornwall's industrial past. Add this stunning piece to your collection and bring a piece of Cornwall's history into your home or office. Order now and relive the stories of the past with every glance.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes. Printed on 150 gsm Matte Paper for a natural feel and supplied rolled in a tube. Great for framing and should last many years. To clean wipe with a microfiber, non-abrasive cloth or napkin. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 61.6cm x 46.3cm (24.3" x 18.2")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


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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