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Upholders’ Hall

 
 
Upholders' Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 17, 2018
1. Upholders' Hall Marker
Inscription.
Site of
Upholders' Hall
Destroyed in the
Great Fire 1666

 
Erected by City of London Corporation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the City of London Corporation marker series.
 
Location. 51° 30.731′ N, 0° 5.896′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is on Peter's Hill just north of Queen Victoria Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC4V 4BJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United Kingdom Firefighters National Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); St Paulís Cathedral (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Old Change (about 150 meters away); Sunlight Wharf (about 180 meters away); St Paul's School (about 180 meters away); John Wesley (about 240 meters away); “Pavls Cross” (about 240 meters away); Temple Bar (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
Upholders' Hall Marker - Wide View, Looking South down Peter's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 17, 2018
2. Upholders' Hall Marker - Wide View, Looking South down Peter's Hill
The marker is visible here mounted to the corner of the building on the left.

"The Worshipful Company of Upholders is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. "Upholder" is an archaic word for "upholsterer". In past times upholders carried out not just the manufacture and sale of upholstered goods but were cabinet makers, undertakers, soft furnishers, auctioneers and valuers. The organisation was formed on 1 March 1360 and officially incorporated by a Royal Charter granted by Charles I in the 1626. The Company originally had the right to set standards for upholstery within London, and to search, seize and destroy defective upholstery. However, over the years, the Company's power has eroded, as has the profession of upholsterers, because of the advancement of technology." - Wikipedia

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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