Sir Joseph Paxton

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Paxton, Sir Joseph,

1803–65, English architect, noted for his use of glass and iron in a proto-modern manner. Beginning his career as a gardener and estate manager, he then built two greenhouses at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, for the duke of Devonshire. The first was the great conservatory (1836–40); the second was a smaller building, designed to protect the Victoria Regia water lily. This work served as a model for the Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace,
building designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and erected in Hyde Park, London, for the Great Exhibition in 1851. In 1854 it was removed to Sydenham, where, until its damage by fire in 1936, it housed a museum of sculpture, pictures, and architecture and was used for
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, built for the Great Exhibition of 1851. He was knighted for the success of this design.

Paxton, Sir Joseph

English architect who designed the Crystal Palace, London, England (1851). It was the first prefabricated building constructed in iron, glass, and laminated wood.
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Sir Joseph Paxton, designer of the Crystal Palace, was initially spurred on to build his greenhouses by the desire to create that still elusive natural phenomenon -- the straight banana.
At some stage he travelled to Hampshire and visited the Sir Joseph Paxton pub in Hunts Pond Road, Locks Heath, and then went on to the Abshot Hotel and Country Club.
It was the creation of Victorian garden designer Sir Joseph Paxton, best known for building the Crystal Palace in London.
Among the packed and appreciative audience was Sir Joseph Paxton, Coventry MP, and famed gardener and designer of the Crystal Palace.
The original design by Sir Joseph Paxton included a plot of land for ``high class'' Victorian housing, but the work was never completed.
The detached lodge, designed and built by Sir Joseph Paxton, was built in around 1850 and is a unique Grade II listed Park Lodge.
Many may not think of a cemetery as a garden, but this one was constructed as a "garden of the dead" with beautiful landscaped grounds laid out by architect, gardener and Coventry MP Sir Joseph Paxton, who became the head gardener at Chatsworth House and also designed the Crystal Palace in 1851.
The original design by Sir Joseph Paxton included a plot of land for "high class" Victorian housing, but the local economy began to decline and the work was never completed.
Sir Joseph Paxton, who designed the Crystal Palace, built in London in 1851, drew up the plans for one of the country's first municipal graveyards in London Road, Coventry, in 1845.
Birkenhead Park was designed in 1844 by Sir Joseph Paxton and lays claim to being the blueprint for Central Park in New York.