2 Cable Street

1853-4, shophouse

2 Cable Street with 1 Dock Street
Contributed by Survey of London on March 4, 2019

This three-storey group, six bays in all, with a recessed quadrant corner, cornice intact, was built in 1853–4 by Joseph Clever of Haggerston for Nathaniel James Powell of Mead & Powell, wholesale stationers. John Loane, a druggist and a churchwarden at St Paul’s, was the first occupant of the larger corner and Dock Street shop, followed from the 1870s by Joseph and Thomas Loane, surgeons, until after 1910 – Joseph Loane was John Liddle’s successor as Whitechapel’s Medical Officer of Health. Manuel Galdeano then Joseph Cenci had a café here from the 1940s to the 1980s. 2 Cable Street was coffee rooms in the years either side of 1900.1

  1. The National Archives, WORK6/144/1,9; IR58/84822/3956: Post Office Directories 

2-14 Cable Street from the north in 2017
Contributed by Derek Kendall

2 Cable Street in 22018
Contributed by Derek Kendall

Docklands Action Centre 1980
Contributed by danny