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William Caslon - EC1 - second position William Caslon - EC1

Plaque: William Caslon - EC1 - second position

Erection date: 2018


The inscription remains the same.

Since the plaque is unchanged we thought that, rather than show a second photo of the same plaque, it would be more interesting to show how the building now looks. We think the colour difference is just lighting, and cleaning, possibly. The red window frames are now a dark gray and the 1990s swoop at the stepped entrance has been replaced with a formidable-looking vertical barrier, and what looks look a wheel-friendly entrance. 

Site: William Caslon - EC1 (2 memorials)

EC1, Chiswell Street, 24 or 21 - 23

See Spitalfields Life for a good post on the Caslon Foundry.

April 2017: John Whitehead told us the plaque has been removed by developers. Checking Google Maps history we see that between July 2004 and May 2014 the remodelling of the entrance caused the removal of the plaque - and it has not returned. So we've now added this plaque to our Lost memorials list.

April 2021: Our colleague, Alan Patient, has taken photos of the re-erected plaque, on the re-presented building.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
William Caslon - EC1 - second position

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William Caslon - EC1 - first position

The foundry established by William Caslon, typefounder, 1692 - 1766 stood on ...

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