At the Kent Street end of Curzon Howe Road, Portsea
ALDERMAN SIR SCOTT FOSTER, J.P.
MAYOR OF PORTSMOUTH
TO COMMEMORATE THE CLEARANCE BY THE CORPORATION
OF PORTSMOUTH OF AN INSANITARY AREA LYING BETWEEN
QUEEN STREET AND KENT STREET, PORTSEA AND THE CONSTRU
CTION UNDER AN IMPROVEMENT SCHEME OF NEW DWELLINGS
COUNCILLOR B. MURTOUGH. J.P. CHAIRMAN HEALTH COMMITTEE
COUNCILLOR F.T. SHORT, VICE-CHAIRMAN HEALTH COMMITTEE
PORTSEA IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE
COUNCILLOR J. TIMPSON, CHAIRMAN
ALDERMEN SIR GEORGE E. COUZENS J.P. AND J. MULVANY J.P.
COUNCILLORS M. GILL J.P. A. HEMINGWAY H. PALIN H.R.PINK J.P.
J.E. PINK. C.F. SAUNDERS. R. WINDIBANK
C. HAMMOND ETHERTON, TOWN CLERK
ARTHUR W. WARD, BOROUGH ENGINEER
A. MEARNS FRASER, MEDICAL OFICER OF HEALTH
Curzon Howe Road was built to replace the notorious White's Row, but the scheme was more than the exchange of like for like. The houses of White's Row would have been tenements hemmed in by Southampton Row to the West and Albion Street to most of the East. The houses on the newly developed road had, unlike their predecessors, gardens at the rear with small forecourts in front. To achieve this the properties on the east side of Southampton Row and the west side of Albion Street must also have been demolished.