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Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Sir) Joseph Paxton
Designation: Architect
Born: 3 August 1803
Died: 8 June 1865
Bio Notes: Joseph Paxton was born on 3 August 1803 and became an influential horticulturalist, landscape designer and architect. He is principally remembered as the designer of the Crystal Palace in London for the Great Exhibition of 1851. He died on 8 June 1865. See the British Architectural Library/RIBA 'Directory of British Architects 1834-1914' for an extensive bibliography.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 118, New Street, London, EnglandBusiness1856 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1George Henry Stokes1847 AssistantLater partner.

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 41854Kelvingrove Park layoutWoodlands Hill GlasgowScotlandSir Joseph Paxton commissioned to draw up plan and present it to Town Council
Item 2 of 41857Queen's Park  GlasgowScotlandOriginal plan
Item 3 of 41859Baxter Public Park, layout, pavilion and north lodge  DundeeScotlandLayout. Execution supervised by Frank Richmond.
Item 4 of 41864Dunfermline Public ParkDunfermline FifeScotlandSketch plan for layout


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914  Includes numerous bibliographical references


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