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Old Canal Street

by qeen of dimonds Posted 20th Apr 2008 at 7:48 AM
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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.
Victorian London - a place where you find the lower and lower middle class

Old Canal Street - shops and apartments


LOTTYPE: residential / home business

This building represents a living area of the lower and lower middle class of Victorian London. The street level of the building is filled with stores and workshops, whereas the owners live above their shops.
In this Street you find:

a bakery
a dressmaker
a barber and a doctor
a food and retail shop
a canteen and bar.

I tried to capture the feeling of a place like they must have existed by the tenth or hundredth in Victorian London, with as little CC as possible.
Some things are modern, due to this restriction, and to keep it playable.
But there are no telephones and fire alarms! (If you want to play, you probably have to install a telephone somewhere)

On the second floor three out of five apartments are furnished.
The third floor I left untouched, it is accessible and can be used to meet the players wishes.

The basement was used for storage in those times, important: coal!

Behind the building your Sim has access to gardens to grow vegetable. There are apple trees and small sheds for chicken or pigs.

For this project I designed
6 darkened brick walls (industrial air pollution)
1 terrain (coal)
1 recolor of a shelf (in extra file)
1 recolor of a picture by me (in extra file)

I also included
and feeEssen's Chimney Stove (

Tip: To achieve the cobble stone street look, as shown in the picture:
- turn on the MoveObjects cheat
- pick up the design of the floor tiles in front of the house, using the eyedropper tool
- drag across the street
- don't forget to turn off the cheat again.

Custom Content by Me:
- Maria breit den Mantel aus, by QoD
- LandhausRegal Braun0, by QoD
- Virgo Brown Floor; Zodiac Collection; by Qeen of Dimonds 
- Virgo Brown Sprout; Zodiac Collection; ba Qeen of Dimonds 
- Virgo Brown Knot; Zodiac Collection; by Qeen of Dimonds 
- Coal QoD
- Darkened Light Brick plainby Qeen of Dimonds 
- Darkened Industrial Brick borderby Qeen of Dimonds 
- Darkened Light Brick halfby Qeen of Dimonds 
- Darkened Light Brick borderby Qeen of Dimonds 
- Darkened Industrial Brick halfby Qeen of Dimonds 
- Misty Mannor Collectionby Qeen of Dimonds 
- Darkened Industrial Brick plainby Qeen of Dimonds 
- Weathered Planks; Natural Living; by Qeen of Dimonds 

Custom Content Included:
- Kaminofen von feeEssen by feeEssen

Additional Credits:
Thanks goes to my friend at ESB for their constant support and advice,
also to the creators of SimPE for making recoloring so easy.

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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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Picture + Shelf

Size: 177.0 KB · Downloads: 1,840 · 20th Apr 2008
177.0 KB 1,840 20th Apr 2008
Old Canal

Size: 3.10 MB · Downloads: 2,685 · 20th Apr 2008
3.10 MB 2,685 20th Apr 2008
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17 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 3:08 PM
What a great work! It is really awesome!

Such wonderful atmosphere!

Thank you!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 3:08 PM
Wonderful work, Leonie! Thanks so much for sharing.

Everything I ever created is FREE for use. Use it as you wish, you can even include the CC with your lots. If you want to give credit please link to
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#4 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 3:55 PM
I am downloading this as I don't have a low end shopping area for my Simmies. I just downloaded Sussie's Dickens Simmies with a little smudge on their faces. I also have a slum lot in my Victorian hood, so this will look great next to it. Thank you for sharing this.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
#5 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 4:15 PM
A bit difficult for me to pick out the interior detail from the pictures, but the exteriors look very nicely done! Thank you.
#6 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 5:34 PM
Leonie, this is fantastic. What a great build! I love it.

Lab Assistant
#7 Old 24th Apr 2008 at 9:15 PM
This turned out so beautiful!! You did a great job!!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 11:53 AM
Leonie, this is really wonderful. I love both the interior and exterior. I think my favorite is the dressmaker shop.
Forum Resident
#9 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 5:11 PM
Oh,a wonderful work,great!
Thank you verry much for sharing!

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I also create for Sims3.!
My own Point and Click Advenzure Game
Field Researcher
#10 Old 26th Apr 2008 at 4:08 AM
Leonie this turned out so beautiful as I knew it would, excellent job and you ROCK!
Forum Resident
#11 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 9:21 AM
ho wonderful! lots of shops for my sims! great job, thank you
Field Researcher
#12 Old 4th May 2008 at 7:07 PM
This is just a great lot, Leonie. You've totally captured the feel of old London for me. Thanks for sharing this one.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 18th May 2008 at 7:40 AM
Great job! Weird, I never saw this in the challenge section and still can't seem to find it there. Good luck on the contest though!

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Field Researcher
#14 Old 19th May 2008 at 1:00 PM
You should be very proud Qeeeenie....
#15 Old 19th May 2008 at 7:25 PM
A pretty realization ! Well done and good luck in the contest.

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 16th Nov 2008 at 11:49 AM
I really like these but I'm wonder and this is just a suggestion, could they be turned into Apartment and still have the shops below work? not as family owned shops.

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Forum Resident
#17 Old 1st Dec 2009 at 3:44 AM

Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 25th Jan 2010 at 2:10 AM
I don't have all the EPs needed for this but I just wanted to say your work is amazing :-)