Florence Nightingale - South Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.485 W 000° 09.175
30U E 697570 N 5710171
Quick Description: The plaque, to "the Lady with the Lamp" is on the south side of South Street.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/20/2011 1:38:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMD52M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
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Long Description:
The plaque, that is in very good condition, reads:
On the edge:
"London County Council"
In the centre:
"in a house / on this site / Florence / Nightingale / 1820 - 1910 / lived and died".

South Street runs to the east from Park Lane and is located just north of the Dorchester hotel so is an affluent area.


Florence Nightingale OM, RRC (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was a celebrated English nurse, writer and statistician. She came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night. An Anglican, Nightingale believed that God had called her to be a nurse.

Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment, in 1860, of her nursing school at St Thomas' Hospital in London, the first secular nursing school in the world, now part of King's College London. The Nightingale Pledge taken by new nurses was named in her honour, and the annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday.

Text source: (visit link)
Blue Plaque managing agency: London County Council

Individual Recognized: Florence Nightingale

Physical Address:
10 South Street
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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