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The Old City Sanctuary

The Old City Sanctuary was the headquarters of the Sanctuary Network, located in Old City on Grayson Street[1] and run by Dr. Helen Magnus herself.

It was a huge complex built in a neogothic architectural style. It housed a number of comfortable guest rooms as well as individual cells for the more dangerous of its inhabitants.[1]


Helen Magnus founded the Old City Sanctuary some time after her ill-fated voyage to America aboard the Titanic in 1912[2] and some time before Bigfoot was shot in 1951[3], to serve as her main base of operations, while Dr. James Watson was left in charge of the original Sanctuary in London.[4]

For the next decades, the Sanctuary housed many Abnormal inhabitants and staffers, and served as a refuge from the dangers of Old City and the rest of hostile world.

Old City Falls

The end of the Old City Sanctuary

In 2011 the Old City branch was invaded by agents of the Abnormal Insurgency, led by Caleb. Helen Magnus was able to defeat them, but also triggered the self-destruction of the facility in order to go into hiding at the new Underground Sanctuary. The Old City facility was completely destroyed by a number of huge explosions. Its fiery end could be observed even from skyscrapers on the other side of the city.[5]


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Background, Notes, and Trivia

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References, External Links, and Websites

  1. 1.0 1.1 Episode 1x01 - "Sanctuary For All, Part I"
  2. Episode 2x08 - "Next Tuesday"
  3. Episode 3x04 - "Trail of Blood"
  4. Episode 1x12 - "Revelations, Part I"
  5. Episode 4x13 - "Sanctuary For None, Part II"
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