Building plan from the 20s

Roland Francke and Eugene Lawrence

By Janet Penn

We have been very lucky to be loaned many maps and building plans by John Lawrence of Canvey Supply this is just one.

This is a building plan for a proposed bungalow in Beatrice Avenue. The builder - Roland Francke. The Architect – Eugene E Lawrence.

Roland George Francke came to Canvey in the early 1920s. He started building homes in the Beatrice, Thelma and Fairlop Avenues area also Roland Lane and he lived in ‘Inglenook’ in Fairlop Avenue you can see its location on the map below. Beatrice was his wife and Thelma his daughter. He ran his business from Inglenook with his son Albert. There are building plans lodged in the Essex records office relating to Francke dated 1924-1926. He was also a Canvey councillor resigning in 1930. He died in 1932 and is buried in St Katherine’s Churchyard.

Photo:The Full Plan

The Full Plan

© Lawrence Family

Photo:Galvanised Corrigated Roof

Galvanised Corrigated Roof

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Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Building plan from the 20s' page

© Lawrence Family

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Building plan from the 20s' page

© Lawrence Family

Photo:One bedroom bungalow

One bedroom bungalow

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Photo:The layout and area

The layout and area

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This page was added by Janet Penn on 08/07/2013.