Building World

The Building World (1895-1920) was a penny weekly trade magazine for (as the sub-sub-tile says) “Builders, Carpenters, Joiners, Bricklayers, Masons, Plasterers, Sanitary Engineers, Plumbers, Painters, Slaters, Glaziers, Brickmakers, Gasfitters, Locksmiths, Decorators, Hot-water Fitters, Paperhangers, and for all engaged in Allied Trades.”

For more about the Building World and how trade magazines like it operate, see here.

For short stories inspired by the Building World, see here and here, and for the interviews with workers in the building trade today that fed into them, see here.

Here is the entire single issue for 27 March 1897 in PDF format.

Downloadable image files of individual pages.