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Sir Joseph Paxton

Person  Male  Born 3/8/1803  Died 8/6/1865

Architect responsible for the Great Exhibition, 1951. Born Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire. The Crystal Palace Company gave him, free of rent, Rockhills, a Regency house to the north of the Crystal Palace. He lived at Rockhills from 1853 until his death there.

IanVisits has a fascinating post about a scheme proposed by Paxton: the Great Victorian Way — a railway that would have run for 10 miles around central London.

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Sir Joseph Paxton

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45119

Great Exhibition and Prince Albert

Designed by Joseph Durham with modifications by Sydney Smirke. Inaugurated by...

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75410

Great Exhibition - Hyde Park - entrance

Building designed by: Joseph Paxton First large scale prefabricated glass and...

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47925

Sir Joseph Paxton - giant bust

The Carrera marble bust is 8ft high.

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