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Sir Joseph Paxton - giant bust Sir Joseph Paxton - giant bust

Bust: Sir Joseph Paxton - giant bust

Erection date: 10/6/1873

Inscription

{On a brass plaque attached to the front of the brick plinth there is a drawing of the Crystal Palace and:}
Sir Joseph Paxton M.P., 1803 - 1865, creator of the Crystal Palace which stood near this site from 1854 - 1936.
Greater London Council, 1981, Crystal Palace Foundation

{Engraved on the back of the base:}
W. F. Woodington - sculptor - 1869

The Carrera marble bust is 8ft high.

Site: Sir Joseph Paxton - giant bust (1 memorial)

SE19, Crystal Palace Park

From Crystal Palace Park: "Donated by public subscription and unveiled at a Fete in June 1873, this was to mark the 20th year of the Palace and to show appreciation for the master architect. The bust originally looked towards the Palace building over the central pool (now the car park) but has been re-sited and turned to survey the park." It actually sits in the car park.

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Sir Joseph Paxton - giant bust

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Crystal Palace

Originally erected in Hyde Park to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. The ca...

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Sir Joseph Paxton

Architect responsible for the Great Exhibition, 1951. Born Milton Bryan, Bedf...

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Sir Joseph Paxton - giant bust

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Crystal Palace Foundation

Dedicated to preserving the history of the Crystal Palace.

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Greater London Council

The GLC was abolished, some say, because Mrs Thatcher could not abide its lef...

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W. F. Woodington

Born at Sutton Coldfield. Died at home at Brixton Hill.

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