Lister House

I was interested to see the obituary of John Stillman, recently deceased, whose firm, Stillman and Eastwick Field is credited with the design of Lister House on Vallance Road. It’s a 1956 block, elsewhere said to have been designed by Count Ralph Smorczewski, a Polish count, brought up on his family’s estates, fought in the Polish Resistance, and arrived in England after the war as an officer in the Eighth Army, then registered to study at the Architectural Association and worked for Stillman and Eastwick Field, before moving to Monte Carlo: an unusual figure to have been involved in the reconstruction of Whitechapel:-


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