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1 Avenue Road

Number 1 Avenue Road, on the borders of Hornsey, Highgate and Crouch End,will be familiar to many local residents who grew up in the area during the 1960s and 1970s because of its eerie reputation.

By the mid 1970s the house had become an eyesore and the neighbours were concerned about the interest it sparked in bored youths and occultists alike. A competition was suggested by the Avenue Road Residents Association, and eventually in 1977-78 the architects Morden and Knight were commissioned to execute the present block of sheltered flats, which retains the gothic arch and entrance of the 1876 house.

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