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Prefabs at Cults

Historic Photographs
David Oswald
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Prefabs at Cults
Historic Photographs
Prefabs at Cults
This photograph shows prefab housing at Cults in around 1960. Prefabs were the one storey dwellings erected under the Housing (Temporary Accommodation) Act 1944 and supplied by the Department of Health for Scotland.

They began to be erected in 1945, with the expectation of a ten year life at most, to ease the housing situation after the Second World War.

Various types of these buildings were offered including Carron, American, and Arcon Aluminium. Those at Cults were of the Arcon type and stood where Garden Road is today.

Because of their construction, prefabs were prone to condensation and damp but many tenants liked them. Although these Cults houses were demolished in 1967, others in the Tullos area of Aberdeen were still in use until 1985 when the last of them were removed.
WWII, Housing
Aberdeen Local Studies