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Offline Sentinel S4

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Re: Tilling-Stevens Engineering Factory - Maidstone
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 20:13:10 »
For a building dating from 1917 that looks so modern. Thank you for posting.

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Tilling-Stevens Engineering Factory - Maidstone
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 14:42:43 »
The iconic, but sadly long empty & now somewhat derelict, former Tilling-Stevens Engineering factory in Maidstone. Built in 1917 its a rare survivor of the American 'Daylight' style of architecture.

Tilling-Stevens were famous for the manufacture of goods vehicles and buses.

During WWII it manufactured armaments and searchlights and was camouflage painted to obscure it from the air.

The building is now Grade II Listed and various plans have been put forward for it but as far as I know nothing has come of them

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