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Trafalgar Ward

by jhd1189 Posted 21st Apr 2008 at 8:01 PM - Updated 23rd Apr 2008 at 4:35 PM by jhd1189 : Updated pictures
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This download is part of the Victorian London Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
The Story-
Trafalgar Ward is an imaginary neighborhood in London that I invented for the purposes of this contest. Although these buildings don't actually exist anywhere, they were all inspired by buildings that existed in and around London during the reign of Queen Victoria. This neighborhood is rather varied in its inhabitants, and represents many different walks of life. I took a few liberties here and there (there wasn't really a whole lot I could do about the asphalt streets and Maxis phone booths ), but for the most part I attempted to be as historically accurate as possible.

A Few Quick Notes-
First of all, DON'T be intimidated by the custom content list. That's the collective list for all of the lots combined, including a number of items that I had to cite more than once. With one or two exceptions, the lots are not overly heavy custom content wise, and few of the lots don't have any custom content at all.

That being said, there are a few items that I need to address. The majority of these lots make use of phoenix_phaerie's fantastic window sets. However, they won't show up properly in your game unless you have one particular window (which is where all of the textures are drawn from). Please follow this link to download the necessary window.

Also, if you choose to download the second set of terraced houses, you may also need to download Lethe's Victorian Greenhouse Set. Her set also uses a repository color technique, and won't show up properly unless you have the item that the textures are drawn from.

And finally: as I was packaging all of these lots in the wee hours of the night, I realized that I may have made a mistake with one of the sets of recolors. This is only a nitpicky little thing, and it won't impact your gameplay one way or another... but, if you want the full range of glass recolors that I used on some of Holy Simoly's 'Edwardian Elegance' doors, then you'll want to download the recolors of the door available here. Again, this has no effect on your gameplay whatsoever--but I may have a accidentally left out a recolor or two, and downloading these can potentially make your game slightly prettier.


Aaannd.... onward!

Although the pictures somehow got jumbled up after I uploaded them, I have them numbered so that you can match them up with their names (and that way you'll know what you're downloading :D).

Wait... I lied. One more thing. For the purposes of making sure that you all continue to be creative, these buildings have been left unfurnished. The houses are totally liveable, and with the exception of some the largest buildings, the community lots are all set for you to open up a business. But you'll have to add some furniture first. :P

The Bodewell Workhouse for Able-Bodied Men and Women- #1
Built in an area where the lines between rural and urban begin to blur, this workhouse provides employment opportunities for some of London's poorest inhabitants. This particular workhouse has a small orchard and an area for planting crops, as well an exercise yard near the gate. Although the workers' dormitories upstairs are certainly a far cry from some of the slums of London, they pale in comparison to the Master's luxurious quarters on the ground floor.

Carroway Department Store- #2
After decades of running a series of successful dry goods stores, Nicholas Carroway finally scraped together enough money to build the department store of his dreams. Soaring far above anything else in Trafalgar Ward, the tower at the front of the store is sure to catch any passerby's attention. Originally open to the public as an observation deck, the stairs to the tower were ultimately removed due to the ever-growing number of unhappy people who committed suicide by leaping over the guardrail.

Still, despite its dark reputation, the locals continue to insist that Carroway offers the best deals in town.

(Note: Because of its size, this building is currently nothing more than a shell. If you wish to use this as more than a neighborhood decoration, I would recommend only furnishing the first few floors, unless you have a phenomenal computer.)

Deering Park- #3
Upon approaching its famed Victory Gate, visitors to Deering Park will immediately understand why it is one of London's most renowned patches of greenery. Still, despite its idyllic beauty, you would be wise to avoid the park after sunset. The winding path is only dimly lit, and there are rumors of a murderous gentleman lurking in the shrubbery...

The Douglas Memorial Monument #4
No one is entirely sure who Douglas is, or whether Douglas was his first name or his last. But either way, he must have done something remarkable--look at the size of that monument!

(Note: You will need to download dincer's Venus Milo statue, available here under the Anatolian Civilizations page.)

Ministry of Beauracracy- #5
London is famous for having a ministry for every possible aspect of life--and when someone realized that the Beauracrats were the ones keeping the ministries running, they built a ministry for them, too. This is circular logic at its finest, and is intimidating enough to keep the residents of Trafalgar Ward in check.

(Note: This building is also currently a shell because of its size. I would only recommend converting this into a useable lot if you think your computer can handle it.)

Parliamentary Square- #6
This is a simple plaza built to flank the sides of a government building. Its reflecting pools add a dramatic touch to any structure, and the complete lack of entertainment at the plaza should be enough to encourage your dilly-dallying Sims to get back to work in their impressive government buildings.

Peabody Tenements: Model Housing for the Poor #7
George Peabody was an American banker who made his fortune in London, and decided to give a little of it back to the city. He constructed a number of tenements for the poor, and founded the Peabody Institute and Peabody Trust. For more information on George Peabody, click here.

These particular tenements are fairly typical--an ideal looking set of brick buildings with neat rows of windows and tidy columns of trees, leaving the outside world completely oblivious to the crowded conditions and twisting series of old-wooden walkways within.

Peddlers' Row- #8
This is a fairly typical row of shops, and there is nothing overly remarkable about any of them. Perhaps the most interesting feature resides on the back of the law office (the building in the middle), the only fire escape in Trafalgar Ward.

(Note: You will need to download dincer's Venus Milo statue, available here under the Anatolian Civilizations page.)

Society of Royal Persons- #9
If you ask anyone what goes on within the walls of the Society of Royal Persons, they will simply smile knowingly and say that they couldn't possibly tell you. This is, of course, because they actually have no idea what goes on behind this building's very large and very locked doors--but you'll never get anyone to admit that.

Terraced Houses- #10
Houses like these were becoming increasingly common during Victoria's reign, and were a staple of the middle class. These houses are designed for somewhat smaller families, and are equipped with their own private gardens and lavatories--not in the same place though, mind you.

Terraced Houses II- #11
These houses were built in the same style as the previous set of rowhouses, and are meant to be placed next to each other. Their yards will link together, and a small alleyway complete with barrels and storage sacks will form between them. These houses can also be mixed and matched, and you could line a whole street with them if you really wanted to.

Shabby Rowhouse- #12
These houses have certainly seen better days... their gardens are a disaster, and some previous landlord had the brilliant idea to hide the houses' disrepair under a layer of wooden shingles. The shingles have started to fall apart as well, and are almost certainly a fire hazard waiting to happen. Still, the inside is in relatively good condition, and the yards could be fixed up with a little bit of elbow grease.

(Yes, anyone who noticed that these look remarkably similar to my interpretation of Number 12, Grimmauld Place may award themselves 10 points.)

The Grey Lady Club- #13

[There] is no colour more noble... than a stately grey.

~Lady Isadore Mentmore (The Grey Lady)

Built in honor of the late Lady Mentmore, this premiere secret society plays host to some of London's most brilliant minds.

(Note: You will need to download dincer's Venus Milo statue, available here under the Anatolian Civilizations page.)

Darlington & Darroway Pub- #14
I ran out of space when I was uploading pictures, but you can click here and here to get a better idea of what this place looks like.

The pub is pretty standard as far as respectable drinking establishments go, and there's plenty of vacant space upstairs if you'd like to open up an inn or a boarding house.

(Note: You will need to download dincer's whiskey set, available here near the bottom of the Sets 1 page.)

Custom Content Included:
- 1 Tile Window with Surround by macarossi
- Hey Nonny No Door by macarossi
- window Arched 1 tile by macarossi
- Window Roof with Surround by macarossi
- window Arched 1 tile by macarossi
- Mini-Pediment in Stucco by macarossi
- Georgian French Double Doors by phoenix_phaerie
- 'Edwardian Elegance' Door Recolor by Holy Simoly
- 'Edwardian Elegance' Door by Holy Simoly by Holy Simoly
- Classic Window with Peak Pediment and Baluster by Marina
- Classic Window Large by Marina
- Classic Window Recolor by Marina
- Classic Window Recolor by Marina
- Large Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- Medium Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- window Arched 1 tile by macarossi
- Mini-Pediment in Stucco by macarossi
- Mini-Pediment in Stucco by macarossi
- Outdoor Lantern - by Numenor by Numenor
- Georgian Shutterless Window by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian Shutterless Double Window by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian Shutterless Short Window by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian Tall Window by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian Tall Shutterless Diagonal Window by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian French Door by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian French Door by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian Interior Door by phoenix_phaerie
- Invisible End Table by redeth20
- Barrels by tarox
- Flour Sacks by tarox
- Statley Lion by gromit
- Statley Lion by gromit
- Hey Nonny No Door by macarossi
- Outdoor Lantern - by Numenor by Numenor
- Georgian Oval Window by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian Shutterless Window by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian Tall Window by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian Arch Window by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian Palladian Window by phoenix_phaerie
- Patrician Staircase in Discreet Concrete by Sunni Sims
- Patrician Staircase Recolor by Sunni Sims
- Window Recolor by macarossi
- 1 Tile Window with Surround by macarossi
- 2 Tile Window With Stone Surround by macarossi
- window Mediterranean 2 tile V2 by macarossi
- window Arched 1 tile by macarossi
- Window Balcony 2 Tile by macarossi
- Georgian Tall Window by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian French Door by phoenix_phaerie
- Statley Lion by gromit
- Statley Lion by gromit
- Mini-Pediment in Stucco by macarossi
- Mini-Pediment in Stucco by macarossi
- Jumbo Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- Large Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- Small Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- Garden Irises by macarossi
- Mini-Pediment in Stucco by macarossi
- Antique Parquet Floor by 4EverSimFantasy
- Antique Wallpaper by 4ESF.net
- 1 Tile Window with Surround by macarossi
- window Mediterranean 2 tile V2 by macarossi
- Georgian Entry Door by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian Palladian Window by phoenix_phaerie
- Classic window witn Round Pediment by Marina
- Classic Window with Peak Pediment and Baluster by Marina
- Classic Window Large by Marina
- Classic Window Recolor by Marina
- Mini-Pediment in Stucco by macarossi
- Pedimentary, My Dear! Swan's Neck Pediment by phoenix_phaerie
- Pedimentary, My Dear! Swan's Neck Pediment Recolor by phoenix_phaerie
- Pedimentary, My Dear! Swan's Neck Pediment Recolor by phoenix_phaerie
- Pedimentary, My Dear! Swan's Neck Pediment Recolor by phoenix_phaerie
- Window Recolor by macarossi
- Classic window witn Round Pediment by Marina
- Jumbo Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- Large Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- Medium Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- Small Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- 1 Tile Window with Surround by macarossi
- 1 Tile Window with Surround by macarossi
- Pedestal Planter by macarossi
- Mini-Pediment in Stucco by macarossi
- Pedimentary, My Dear! Swan's Neck Pediment by Phoenix Phaerie
- Pedimentary, My Dear! Swan's Neck Pediment Recolor by Phoenix Phaerie
- Pedimentary, My Dear! Swan's Neck Pediment Recolor by Phoenix Phaerie
- Pedimentary, My Dear! Swan's Neck Pediment Recolor by Phoenix Phaerie
- Antique Wallpaper by 4esf
- 'Edwardian Elegance' Door Recolor by Holy Simoly
- 'Edwardian Elegance' Door by Holy Simoly by Holy Simoly
- Large Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- Medium Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- Small Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- Victorian Greenhouse Window D by Lethe_s
- Victorian Greenhouse Window D by Lethe_s
- 1 Tile Window with Surround by macarossi
- 2 Tile Window With Stone Surround by macarossi
- window Mediterranean 2 tile V2 by macarossi
- window Arched 1 tile by macarossi
- Window Balcony 2 Tile by macarossi
- Barrels by tarox
- Flour Sacks by tarox
- Window Recolor by macarossi
- 'Edwardian Elegance' Door Recolor by Holy Simoly
- 'Edwardian Elegance' Door by Holy Simoly by Holy Simoly
- Jumbo Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- Medium Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- Small Shrubby Shrub by HystericalParoxysm
- Arched Window 1 Tile by macarossi
- 1 Tile Window with Surround by macarossi
- 2 Tile Window With Stone Surround by macarossi
- window Mediterranean 2 tile V2 by macarossi
- window Arched 1 tile by macarossi
- Pedestal Planter by macarossi
- Window Balcony 2 Tile by macarossi
- Outdoor Lantern - by Numenor by Numenor
- Barrels by tarox
- Flour Sacks by tarox

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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The Grey Lady Club (final).rar

Size: 1.54 MB · Downloads: 3,897 · 21st Apr 2008
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Terraced Rowhouses (final).rar

Size: 1.54 MB · Downloads: 3,930 · 21st Apr 2008
1.54 MB 3,930 21st Apr 2008
Terraced Houses II (final).rar

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2.68 MB 4,089 21st Apr 2008
Terraced Houses (final).rar

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2.82 MB 4,056 21st Apr 2008
Society of Royal Persons (final).rar

Size: 1.84 MB · Downloads: 3,772 · 21st Apr 2008
1.84 MB 3,772 21st Apr 2008
Peddlers Row (final).rar

Size: 2.48 MB · Downloads: 3,902 · 21st Apr 2008
2.48 MB 3,902 21st Apr 2008
Peabody House Model Tenements (final).rar

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Parliamentary Square (final).rar

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Ministry of Bureaucracy (final).rar

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1.79 MB 3,777 21st Apr 2008
Douglas Monument (final).rar

Size: 684.8 KB · Downloads: 3,833 · 21st Apr 2008
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Deering Park (final).rar

Size: 515.7 KB · Downloads: 4,020 · 21st Apr 2008
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Darlington & Darroway Pub (final).rar

Size: 2.30 MB · Downloads: 4,131 · 21st Apr 2008
2.30 MB 4,131 21st Apr 2008
Carroway Department Store (final).rar

Size: 2.11 MB · Downloads: 4,200 · 21st Apr 2008
2.11 MB 4,200 21st Apr 2008
Bodewell Workhouse (final).rar

Size: 2.57 MB · Downloads: 4,047 · 21st Apr 2008
2.57 MB 4,047 21st Apr 2008
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 6:53 PM
beautiful jhd1189! so extensive. I love how even a version of Grimmauld place made it here.

Musiquefille's Modest Mods - well, lots really.
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 9:31 PM Last edited by StephSim : 26th Apr 2008 at 9:40 PM.
Very nice! This will make a PERFECT addition to my Victorian Neighborhood (which promises to be my largest hood EVER)! Thank you for creating these! Very impressive indeed!

Added: Just downloaded EVERYTHING and can't wait to see it in the game.
I've been told to start my Vacation and I shall as soon as I have EVERY Victorian Lot in tow. Thanks again for creating and sharing these.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#4 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 9:43 PM
Very Nice I would download but I think with everything I have now my computer might blow up!!!! I like the building with the "tower" the best!!!

~Be gentle to my computer...*Sniff, sniff* She has a disease called dial up T_T~
Theorist
#5 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 10:09 PM
This is a magnificent piece of work - and your descriptions are absolutely hilarious! And we definitely needed a London workhouse! So you and StephSim both took the month off? Truly comprehensive and exceptional! Thank you very much.

Forum Resident
#6 Old 26th Apr 2008 at 2:51 AM
I'm in heaven! These are gorgeous (or not-so-gorgeous in the case of the shabbier houses, but that's a compliment :p) lots! Very authentic, thank you so much! <3
Wiki Wizard
#7 Old 26th Apr 2008 at 4:44 PM
ooh nice


It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Forum Resident
#8 Old 26th Apr 2008 at 5:19 PM
*gasps*
but... whaaaat?? Where on earth do you builders take the time from? You all are making SUPERB collections for this challenge. I firstly thought of entering it, but seeing that I have no time at all I decided not to participate. But anyway, my entry would have been ONE lot, not A WHOLE NEIGHBOURHOOD. Your work is stunning, you put a lot of effort and love into it, that's easy to see. Very good luck in the contest, though I think you don't need it to win
Test Subject
#9 Old 26th Apr 2008 at 9:31 PM
increible,me encanta. Gracias!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 27th Apr 2008 at 11:12 AM
Fantastic work! Thank you so much.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 27th Apr 2008 at 1:24 PM
Fantastic job. We have now accurate lots to play real victorian!
Forum Resident
#12 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 8:00 AM
great job, really! ther're truly Victorian even if they're not the exact copy of. thank you for sharing!
Instructor
#13 Old 4th Jun 2008 at 10:10 AM
Absolutely gorgeous buildings and lots! Such hard work that you've put into these! Thank you so much for sharing.
Pickles

* Pickles *
Lab Assistant
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Test Subject
#14 Old 12th Jul 2008 at 5:19 AM
Thank you for sharing... it all looks so wonderful.
Test Subject
#15 Old 22nd Feb 2009 at 2:26 PM
This is amazing! I'm downloading and playing this ASAP. Will post a review later. :D
Test Subject
#16 Old 17th May 2009 at 6:48 AM
Nicely done! If I had eps above OFB, would download immediately! Great sense of scale, detail & historical accuracy. YOU ARE BRILLIANT!

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Forum Resident
#17 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 5:48 AM
Marvelous Series!

Thank you.
Test Subject
#18 Old 20th Jul 2010 at 1:14 AM
This is SIMPLY amazing! the fact that you have/had the patience to create something this realistic is mind blowing!
Field Researcher
#19 Old 14th Sep 2010 at 11:09 AM
Victorian digital art, Im loving it, is so mindblowing, all of this buildings are pure art!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#20 Old 15th Jun 2014 at 8:38 PM
Fantastic work!!!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#21 Old 18th May 2015 at 4:15 PM
great job
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#22 Old 24th Jul 2015 at 10:36 AM
This is perfect! I am doing a London themed neigbourhood, so this is superhelpful!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#23 Old 28th Oct 2018 at 7:46 PM
Thank u!