The History of Woodside House

Woodside House archive photo - The Town Hall, Wood Green, 1911.Woodside House was built as a private residence in the ‘Italianate’ style around 1865, when nearby White Hart Lane was a country lane winding towards the village of Tottenham. The house has been known by other names, including Westbury House and Earlham Grove House.

Former occupants included philanthropist Catherine Smithies (1785-1877), who founded the Band of Mercy animal welfare group which later merged with the RSPCA. Uniformed RSPCA officers formed a guard of honour at her funeral, and she is commemorated by an obelisk and drinking fountain on Bounds Green Road.

Woodside House in 1962Her son Thomas Bywaters Smithies (1817-1883), a publisher and campaigner for Temperance and the welfare of the ‘Working Man’, also edited “The British Workman”. The Tottenham Herald reported that:

when Thomas Smithies died… the working men of England lost one of their best friends.

In 1893 the house was bought by the Wood Green Local Board of Health. In 1892 it housed the area’s first public library, and in 1913 a single storey extension was added to house a new council chamber for Wood Green Urban District Council.

The building also housed the local police courts. The cells are now a kitchen.

Woodside House remained as the town hall for Wood Green until 1958. Since that time it has been used mainly for Adult Services.


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Silicon Valley home sold for $117,500,000

That's about One-hundred and Seventeen Million higher than almost all the homes for sale in the United States that are *not* in Silicon Valley.
"Real estate stunner: Woodside estate sells for $117.5 million"
"The sale price eclipses the previous Silicon Valley record of $100 million paid for a Los Altos Hills mansion by Russian investor Yuri Milner in 2011, and comes amid a red-hot market for luxury home sales in Silicon Valley and the Peninsula."
WOODSIDE -- A legendary investor's sprawling estate here has sold for $117

Yes, it's a fluid situation.

In 'average' neighborhoods, your home value might be holding steady, but if one or two 'bank owned' signs go up in your tract, the overall 'value' is set by those (the cheapest homes for sale in the neighborhood). Naturally, if you live in Saratoga, Woodside, or Portola Valley, that's not likely to happen.

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Some homes will receive extensive and visible rehabilitation, including the installation of vinyl siding, roofing and windows. Other homes won't have an obvious exterior update but will have new furnaces or flooring put in.

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  • Avatar Sreeja English names of houses?
    May 07, 2007 by Sreeja | Posted in Other - Home & Garden
    • I used to live at Rosamund Cottage.
      There is an Ivy Cottage near where I live now and my home is called Hunny Pott House.
      My Mum used to live at Jasmine Cottage and a friend of mine lives at The Stables.



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