Fann Street is a street in the City of London.
In 1802, Robert Thorne moved his type foundry to a former brewery in Fann Street, and renamed it the Fann Street Foundry. On his death in 1820, the business was bought by William Thorowgood. Thorowgood created the typeface Grotesque. In 1838, the typographer Robert Besley, the creator of Clarendon the first patented typeface in 1845, joined the Fann Street Foundry.
A history of the street and its former inhabitants has been provided by Anthony Camp in On the City's edge: a history of Fann Street, London (2016, ISBN 978-0-9503308-3-9).
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