Dr Johnson’s House is the 300 year old townhouse where Samuel Johnson lived and worked compiling his dictionary. Built by Richard Gough, a wool merchant, his is the only house to have survived from that time, including being damaged during the Blitz. It is nestled away down side streets off Fleet Street and it was a little tricky to find, though this could equally have been down to me paying more attention to photographing the area as it was to a surprising lack of signage.
Categories: England, London
Tags: black history, cat, david garrick, Francis Barber, london, plaque, samuel johnson, stained glass, stained glass window, statue
Continuing the theme of Nottingham architecture, this post explores some of the plaques in the city dedicated to people or significant events. As I’m discovering a lot lately, I’ve passed by many of these without noticing them before.
Categories: England, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Tags: bendigo, black history, george africanus, local history, Lord Byron, malt cross, nottingham, photo post, plaque, Thomas Adams, william thompson