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Architects & Historical Figures

08 June 2009

Webb, Sir Aston (1849-1930)

Sir Aston Webb, RA, FRIBA, (May 22, 1849 – August 21, 1930) was an English architect, active in the late 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. He was President...

08 June 2009

Weir Schultz, Robert (1860-1951)

Robert Weir Schultz was born in Port Glasgow on 26 July 1860, the son of Henry Schultz, sugar refiner, and Isabella Smail Weir, youngest daughter of Robert Weir, a physician in Galashiels, where...

08 June 2009

Welch, Herbert Arthur (1884-1953)

Started his career as one of Raymond Unwin’s team of architects working on Hampstead Garden Suburb, designing properties in Golders Green Road and Hendon Fire Station (1912). In 1929 Welch formed a partnership...

06 June 2009

Wilfrid Cantwell (1921-2001)

Studied at the Dublin Institute of Technology, graduating in 1944. Worked with Michael Scott on Busaras and J. N. Kidney before practising privately. After 1976 he specialised as a consultant in church design...

31 August 2009

William Butterfield (1814-1900)

William Butterfield was born in London in 1814. His parents were strict non-conformists and ran a chemist shop in the Strand. He was one of nine children and was educated at a local...

06 June 2009

William Deane Butler (d. 1857)

Studied under Henry Aaron Baker at the Dublin Society Schools, and was a founding member of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland, as well as the Society of Irish Artists. An engineer...

07 June 2009

William Douglas Caroe (1857-1938)

William Douglas Caroe (1857 – 1938) was a British architect, particularly of churches. His sons were the architect A. D. R. Caroe, and Sir Olaf Caroe. The firm he founded, Caroe & Partners,...

01 September 2009

William Eden Nesfield (1835-88)

English Arts-and-Crafts architect. Articled to William Burn (1851), he soon moved to Salvin’s office and later published Specimens of Mediaeval Architecture (1862, the result of several Continental journeys). In 1863 he set up...

08 June 2009

William Edgar Baker (1885-1942)

An architect, died November 25, 1942, in Sarasota, Florida; aged fifty-seven. Born in Palestine, Texas. Former member of New York firm of McKim, Mead & White.