Richard Norman Shaw
Person Male Born 7/5/1831 Died 17/11/1912
Architect. Born Edinburgh. Pioneer of Old English and Queen Anne styles. His London works include: 1-2 St James Street, Grim's Dyke, the Royal Geographic Society, 17 Chelsea Embankment, Bedford Park - the first Garden City, Albert Hall Mansions - near the Royal Albert Hall, New Scotland Yard on the Embankment, 88 St. James's Street and his Hampstead home in which he died.
From the Bedford Park panel: "In 1877 Jonathan Carr commissioned Shaw to produce houses which were aesthetically pleasing, easy and cheap to construct, while nodding in the direction of Godwin’s prototypes. The result was a series of different designs, including terraced, detached and semi-detached houses. Shaw also designed St Michael and All Angels Church, the Tabard Inn, the Stores, Jonathan Carr’s own magnificent Tower House (since replaced by St Catherine’s Court flats) and parts of the Club. His connection with the suburb had ended by 1880, when he fell out with Carr over payment of fees."
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