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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I stayed at the four-star Palace Hotel on Oxford Street, set in the Grade II listed Victorian splendour of the former Refuge Assurance building built by Alfred Waterhouse and son Paul between 1890 and 1910.
There was Edmund Sharpe, the scholar architect with a passion for Romanesque buildings; John Ruskin, passing his doomed honeymoon in Venice; and the relatively inexperienced Alfred Waterhouse winning the competition to design the Natural History Museum.
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The big house was designed in 1876 by Sir Alfred Waterhouse, famous for his vision for the National History Museum.
Alfred Waterhouse designed Reading town hall in the 1870s (before going on to his masterpiece, the Natural History Museum in London).
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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.
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.