Gibson House, formerly The Cleveland Club, is named after its architect John Gibson who worked with Sir Charles Barry
, designing the Houses of Parliament.
This building, which stood on New Street where King Edward House now stands from 1836 to 1936, was designed by Sir Charles Barry
, whose next major commission was the Houses of Parliament.
It has now been renamed Gibson House after the architect who designed it and who worked alongside Sir Charles Barry
on the Houses of Parliament.
Fire destroyed most of the Palace of Westminster in 1834 and architect Sir Charles Barry
was commissioned to create a new one.
RED ALERT: The warm reds and yellows show energy leaking out of our historic Houses of Parliament, built by Sir Charles Barry
in 1868; COOL BLUE: The }1960s-built Berlaymont, which houses the EU in Brussels, above, is far more efficient than the Reichstag in Berlin, below
Featuring in the show will be English interiors from a collection of twenty-eight late nineteenth-century watercolours, architectural drawings by prominent architects of the time, including Robert Adam and Sir Charles Barry
, and French neo-classical designs for the decorative arts including a variety of inkwells, vases, clocks and chandeliers.
Architect Sir Charles Barry
and Pugin designed the present-day palace, which was constructed between 1840 and 1852.
Which Staffordshire garden did Sir Charles Barry
1701 - Scottish pirate William Kidd was hanged at Execution Dock in London for piracy1795 - Sir Charles Barry
, architect, was born in Westminster.
n The Town Hall was built between 1861 and 1863, and was designed by renowned architect Sir Charles Barry
This magnificent building, erected in 1833 in the Gothic Style of architecture and designed by Sir Charles Barry
, also the architect of the Palace of Westminster, was demolished in 1936, so few Brummies alive today will have any memory of this famous landmark.
Sir Charles Barry
is best remembered as the architect who designed the Houses of Parliament which, when completed in 1852, was a truly modern building in a cutting-edge design in the highly fashionable Gothic Revival style.