Alfred Waterhouse


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Alfred Waterhouse
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Waterhouse, Alfred,

1830–1905, English architect. He won competitions for the Manchester assize court (1859) and the Manchester city hall (1868). This work placed him in the forefront of the Victorian Gothic revival. His most important work, the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, in a modified Romanesque style, was notable for its revival of the use of terra-cotta. Waterhouse also executed important buildings for Balliol College, Oxford; Pembroke College, Cambridge; Prudential Assurance Company, Holborn, London; and the City and Guilds College, South Kensington (1881).
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The online description says: "Joseph Pease, the Stockton to Darlington railway pioneer, had Cleveland House and the surrounding properties designed as part of his estate by Alfred Waterhouse who also designed the Natural History Museum in London and the Town Hall in Manchester.
Benjamin Woodward, whose Oxford Museum (1855) is usually considered the purest "Ruskinian" structure, George Gilbert Scott, George Edmond Street, John Pollard Seddon, Alfred Waterhouse, William Burges, E.
When a new Infirmary site and hospital was being planned in 1885, they turned to renowned architect Alfred Waterhouse who brought common sense to the table as well as design skills.
Thanks to the generosity of owners of the Middlesbrough Estate, new buildings, including the clock tower, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, the Royal Academic who designed the Natural History Museum in London, were opened in 1877 in King Edward's Road, at the end of Albert Road.
It was used on the first buildings of the South Kensington Museum--now the V&A--on the Albert Hall and the elaborate buildings of Dulwich College; Alfred Waterhouse made the Natural History Museum almost entirely out of ceramic blocks.
The Victoria Gallery and Museum is housed in the Grade IIlisted Victoria Building, designed by Alfred Waterhouse.
The home was built for the Backhouse family, a Darlington banking family around 1872, and designed by the renowned architect of that time Alfred Waterhouse, bestknown for designing the Natural History Museum in London.
Architect Alfred Waterhouse, who designed the tower, was born in Liverpool in 1830 before learning his trade in Manchester and later opening a practice in London.
HOME In association with Once part of the buildings that belonged to nearby Hutton Hall, it dates back to 1826 and was once the stables and coach house for the country house that was designed by architect Alfred Waterhouse for industrialist Joseph Pease.
The 8 July sale embraces anything from ancient elk antlers and antiquities to Oriental carpets and porcelain, paintings, garden statuary, architectural antiques and architect-designed furniture by Lutyens, Pugin, William Morris, Alfred Waterhouse and the Barnsleys.
Not only did Paxo choose the former mill town at the cobbled end of the M62 as the premier Victorian city over Liverpool (aka Second City of Empire), but, while extolling Manchester Town Hall, failed to inform us all that it was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, from Liverpool.
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