An intriguing search and a bafflingly result
For some unkown reason, Ask.com sends a lot of search results my way. Then most of the posts linked to have nothing to do with the search query. Here's my new favorite:
As of this writing, So Quoted is listed sixth. I'm sorry, anonymous person searching from the Janesville School District in Madison, WS. Not my fault you chose a crappy search engine.
I suggest researching Christopher Wren. He's actually 17th century, but oversaw much of the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire, which destroyed most of the 16th century architecture. I doubt the slantiness of the buildings affected their ability to survive a fire.