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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Sole Survivor

 
 
Sole Survivor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Sole Survivor Marker
Inscription.
Built 1625
The only Strand building to survive
the Great Fire of London

 
Location. 51° 30.809′ N, 0° 6.736′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Strand just east of Essex Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 229-230 Strand, City of Westminster, England WC2R 1BF, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Twinings (within shouting distance of this marker); The George (within shouting distance of this marker); Essex Street (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Edgar Wallace (about 90 meters away); The Automobile Association (about 90 meters away); The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor (about 150 meters away); Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding (about 150 meters away); Mitre Tavern (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Great Fire of London (Wikipedia). "The Great Fire of London was a major conflagration that swept through the central parts of the English city of London from Sunday, 2 September to Thursday, 6 September 1666. The fire gutted the medieval City of London inside
Sole Survivor Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Sole Survivor Marker - wide view
the old Roman city wall. It threatened but did not reach the aristocratic district of Westminster, Charles II's Palace of Whitehall, and most of the suburban slums. It consumed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St Paul's Cathedral, and most of the buildings of the City authorities. It is estimated to have destroyed the homes of 70,000 of the City's 80,000 inhabitants." (Submitted on September 11, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Categories. Disasters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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