The romance of Bethnal Green: Columbia Square
Built by Angela Georgina Burdett Coutts
Commenced May 1858
Completed May 1859
It is 176 feet long 32 feet wide 55 feet high
It contains 52 Tenements or 116 Rooms
There are similar inscriptions for other sides and the half-obliterated motto, 'As every
thread of Gold is valuable So is every minute of Time'.