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Francis Fowke

Person  Male  Born 7/7/1823  Died 4/12/1865

Categories: Architecture, Engineering

Countries: Ireland

Engineer and architect, and a Captain in the Corps of Royal Engineers. 

Born Belfast. In  1862 he was made superintendent of construction of the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum). Other works in London: the 1857 Sheepshanks Gallery on the eastern side of the V&A garden; 1860–65 the V&A north and south courts and the residences and lecture theatre surrounding the main V&A quadrangle; the 1871 Royal Albert Hall (his designs being altered after his death); the 1862 International Exhibition building (demolished when the exhibition ended). He won the competition to design the Natural History Museum but died soon after and his designs were substantially changed.

Died suddenly of a burst blood vessel at his official residence in the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A).

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Bandstand - Southwark Park

Francis Fowke designed the buildings for the 1862 International Exhibition in...

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