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Essex Street, Nicholas Barbon, Orlando Bridgeman, Henry Fielding, And 2 Other - Essex Street was laid out in the grounds of Essex House by Nicholas Barbon in 1675. Among many famous lawyers who lived here were Sir Orlando Bridgeman c.1606-1674 Lord Keeper, Henry Fielding 1707-1754 novelist and Brass Crosby 1725-1793 Lord Mayor of London. James Savage 1779-1852 architect had his office here. Prince Charles Edward Stuart stayed at a house in the street in 1750. Rev Theophilus Lindsey 1723-1808 Unitarian Minister founded Essex Street Chapel here in 1774. Dr. Samuel Johnson est
Harry Beck Blue Plaque - Harry Beck designer of the London Underground map lived here 1936-1960
George Williams And Young Men's Christian Association Black Plaque - Here in 1844 George Williams with eleven other young men employed in the City of London who shared his zeal and vision founded the Young Men's Christian Association in a drapery house on this site in which he worked and lived.  From its beginning in this place inspired of God the Association grew to encompass the world.