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.