John Bolding; water closets; lavatories; baths; Grosvenor Works; Davies Street; sanitation; Thomas Crapper; toilets; bathrooms; bathroom fittings; bathroom showrooms; architectural fittings; marble; sinks; iron; brass founders
An advert for John Bolding & Sons Ltd 1909 manufacturers of water closets, lavatories, baths etc. In 1966 Bolding acquired the Thomas Crapper company but went into liquidation in 1969. In their heyday Bolding & Sons manufactured high class bathroom fittings.
Derelict toilet. This stock photo depicts an ancient disused toilet in an outdoor privy. This image was taken by daylight. The cubicle in this photo is unusable because the door is broken off and the cistern is broken.
Toilet Roll Holder. This stock photo depicts a rusty and disused Victorian toilet roll holder. This image was taken in natural light. The holder in this photo is at least sixty years old and hasn't been used for many years.
San Francisco; California; CA; San Franciscans; Victorians; Victorian architecture; San Francisco Victorians; Alamo square; Victorians Alamo Square; streetscape
Painted Ladies is a term used for Victorian and Edwardian buildings painted in three or more colors that enhance their architectural details. About 48,000 houses in the Victorian and Edwardian styles were built in San Francisco between 1849 and 1915 with the change from Victorian to Edwardian occurring on the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, and many were painted in bright colors. One of the best known groups of "Painted Ladies" is the row of Victorian houses on Steiner Street bordering Alamo Square park in San Francisco. This block appears very frequently in media photographs of the city.