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Derry-Londonderry in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Austins Department Store

 
 
Austins Department Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
1. Austins Department Store Marker
Inscription.

The World's Oldest
Independent Department Store
———————
Established in 1830
by its founder
Thomas Austin
(1815-1892)

 
Location. 54° 59.72′ N, 7° 19.303′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in County Londonderry. Marker is at the intersection of Shipquay Street and Ferryquay Street, on the left when traveling south on Shipquay Street. Click for map. Marker and store are at the southeastern edge of The Diamond (old town square). Marker is at or near this postal address: 2-6 The Diamond, Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 6HR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferryquay Gate (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Butcher Gate (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named Ferryquay Gate (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named Butcher Gate (about 120 meters away); The Walled City (about 150 meters away); Demi-culverin Cannon (about 150 meters away); Newmarket Street (about 150 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Derry-Londonderry.
 
Also see . . .  Austins: Ireland's 1st Department Store
Austins Department Store and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
2. Austins Department Store and Marker
Marker is on wall, below tower
. (Submitted on January 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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