Collapse of old houses

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Victorian illustration to download showing old houses that have collapsed into a street, and are propped up by beams and planks. Heaps of debris lie in the road. In July 1852 the shop of Morgan & Co in St Paul’s Churchyard, London, collapsed – it had been shaken by the demolition of the building next door. Miraculously, no one was hurt.