Rowntree's Fruit Pastels
Some of the first houses in philanthropist Joseph Rowntree's garden village at New Earswick on York's northern fringe. These examples on Station Avenue were built between 1902 and 1904. Rowntree, a confectionery tycoon, aimed to give all workers - not just his own - better housing than provided by the slums of central York. He insisted each house had a fruit tree and space to grow vegetables. Trees were planted on the grass verges. Indeed, most of the village's streets were named after trees.