East End Photographs and Drawings - Casebook: Jack the Ripper Forums
Discussion for general Whitechapel geography, mapping and routes the killer might have taken. Also the place for general census information and "what was it like in Whitechapel" discussions.
The Kitchen of a common lodging-house, Spitalfields: 1886, Illustrated London News
The Kitchen of a common lodging-house, Spitalfields: 1886 by Illustrated London News. Museum quality art prints with a selection of frame and size options, and canvases. Museum of London
By the 1880s, Dorset Street was almost entirely taken up with common lodging-houses and other sub-standard rented accommodation, mostly let and controlled by two men, Jack McCarthy and William Crossingham. McCarthy and Crossingham were major slum landlords in this area and suspected to be involved in various illegal rackets, such as controlling prostitutes, fencing stolen goods, and arranging prize fights.