Owen Fleming

Owen Fleming (1867-1955) was an architect based in London. He is noted for being the principal architect for London County Council (LCC), leading the New Housing of the Working Classes Department within the LCC between 1889 and 1907.

Fleming was also responsible for over seeing the Boundary Gardens Scheme, which set a precedent for future council estates.[1] They designed decorative flats that were not simply regimented, with varying size of windows, small doors and roofs with attractive gables. "The Eastender deserves better that that", wrote Fleming referring to the average build in Shoreditch.


  1. ^ "A Revolution in London Housing | History Today". www.historytoday.com. Retrieved 8 September 2017.