Pacifico Almshouses

London Fields East, Hackney, E8 3RY 

In 1851 Dr Emanuel Pacifico, a wealthy physician, donated funds for almshouses to be built for poor elderly Sephardic Jews. The seven almshouses were erected on land at the southeast corner of London Fields.

In 1880 the almshouses came under the management of the Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation.

Around 1897 the buildings were sold and the Congregation reimbursed. The almspeople were transferred to the new Barrow's Almshouses in Mile End, provided by the Barrow's Charity.

Current status

The almshouses were demolished in 1900.

In 1904 the LCC built the Darcy Buildings on their site

N.B. Photographs obtained in June 2020

Pacifico Almshouses

One of the first housing blocks built by the LCC in Hackney, the Darcy Buildings accommodated 190 people.

Pacifico Almshouses

The block is now known as Darcy House.

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Last updated 26th April 2021

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