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Old Canal Street

by qeen of dimonds Posted 20th Apr 2008 at 6:48 AM
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This download is part of the Victorian London Creator Challenge
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Victorian London - a place where you find the lower and lower middle class

Old Canal Street - shops and apartments


LOTTYPE: residential / home business

This building represents a living area of the lower and lower middle class of Victorian London. The street level of the building is filled with stores and workshops, whereas the owners live above their shops.
In this Street you find:

a bakery
a dressmaker
a barber and a doctor
a food and retail shop
a canteen and bar.

I tried to capture the feeling of a place like they must have existed by the tenth or hundredth in Victorian London, with as little CC as possible.
Some things are modern, due to this restriction, and to keep it playable.
But there are no telephones and fire alarms! (If you want to play, you probably have to install a telephone somewhere)

On the second floor three out of five apartments are furnished.
The third floor I left untouched, it is accessible and can be used to meet the players wishes.

The basement was used for storage in those times, important: coal!

Behind the building your Sim has access to gardens to grow vegetable. There are apple trees and small sheds for chicken or pigs.

For this project I designed
6 darkened brick walls (industrial air pollution)
1 terrain (coal)
1 recolor of a shelf (in extra file)
1 recolor of a picture by me (in extra file)

I also included
and feeEssen's Chimney Stove (

Tip: To achieve the cobble stone street look, as shown in the picture:
- turn on the MoveObjects cheat
- pick up the design of the floor tiles in front of the house, using the eyedropper tool
- drag across the street
- don't forget to turn off the cheat again.

Custom Content by Me:
- Maria breit den Mantel aus, by QoD
- LandhausRegal Braun0, by QoD
- Virgo Brown Floor; Zodiac Collection; by Qeen of Dimonds 
- Virgo Brown Sprout; Zodiac Collection; ba Qeen of Dimonds 
- Virgo Brown Knot; Zodiac Collection; by Qeen of Dimonds 
- Coal QoD
- Darkened Light Brick plainby Qeen of Dimonds 
- Darkened Industrial Brick borderby Qeen of Dimonds 
- Darkened Light Brick halfby Qeen of Dimonds 
- Darkened Light Brick borderby Qeen of Dimonds 
- Darkened Industrial Brick halfby Qeen of Dimonds 
- Misty Mannor Collectionby Qeen of Dimonds 
- Darkened Industrial Brick plainby Qeen of Dimonds 
- Weathered Planks; Natural Living; by Qeen of Dimonds 

Custom Content Included:
- Kaminofen von feeEssen by feeEssen

Additional Credits:
Thanks goes to my friend at ESB for their constant support and advice,
also to the creators of SimPE for making recoloring so easy.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Picture + Shelf

Size: 177.0 KB · Downloads: 1,839 · 20th Apr 2008
177.0 KB 1,839 20th Apr 2008
Old Canal

Size: 3.10 MB · Downloads: 2,681 · 20th Apr 2008
3.10 MB 2,681 20th Apr 2008

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Tags: #Victorian London, #MTS2, #housing, #Qeen of Dimonds, #TS2