Albert Ball Memorial Homes
The Albert Ball Memorial Homes were erected in 1922 in Lenton, Nottingham.
|Albert Ball Memorial Homes|
|Location||Lenton, Nottingham, England|
|Built for||Alderman Albert Ball|
|Architectural style(s)||Renaissance Revival style|
Alderman Albert Ball commissioned the building of the Albert Ball Memorial Homes in Lenton to house the families of local servicemen killed in action, in memory of his son, Albert Ball, a fighter pilot who had been killed in World War I.
Opened on 7 September 1922, the homes featured some unusual design elements. The building, containing eight residences, was built to evoke an aircraft, with the homes the wings, and the central porch reminiscent of a cockpit. The two centre homes had curving doors, windows, and walls that also fit the theme. Windows on the row are suggestive of propellers. They were also built with ease of use for the elderly in mind. The Albert Ball Memorial Homes were Grade-II listed in 1995.
The Lenton War Memorial, located in front of the homes, includes Ball's name and was also paid for by the Ball family.