26, Porter Street, Newport Market, London
LONDON FIRES IN 1838
At each of the following fires very serious damage was sustained, and although the firemen were eventually triumphant, it was only by dint of most extraordinary efforts that the flames were vanquished :–January 25, 5 p.m. Mr. Bowe, furrier, 3, Little Carter-lane, Doctor's Commons, upper part of building and back workshops destroyed; ten other buildings more or less damaged. February 6, 5Â½ a.m., Mr. R. Flack, licensed victualler (sign of the Brown Bear), Lemon-street, Goodman's Fields; building and contents nearly destroyed, and two adjoining buildings damaged. March 8, 4Â½ a.m., Mr. J. Murfitt, military ornament maker, 26, Porter-street, Newport Market; second floor, attics and roof burned off and three other buildings damaged.
Source: The Mechanics' Magazine - 9th February 1839