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

(1801–1865)
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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Police think he had been drinking in the Sir Joseph Paxton pub, in Hunts Pond Road, Locks Heath, before going to a disco at an hotel.
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.
The council, in partnership with Historic Coventry Trust, has developed a detailed scheme to restore the Sir Joseph Paxton designed Arboretum Cemetery on the London Road.
Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, it is held up as the inspiration for a number of famous parks around the world, including Central Park.
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.
The original design by Sir Joseph Paxton included a plot of land for ``high class'' Victorian housing, but the work was never completed.
Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, the public space with three miles of winding walks was constructed between 1843 and 1847.
Sir Joseph Paxton was the architect who designed this beautiful burial ground and brought many trees from around the world.
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.
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.
The park was designed by one of the great 19th-century landscape gardeners, Sir Joseph Paxton, and famously inspired New York's Central Park.
The aim is to return the 226-acre park, which was created by landscape gardener Sir Joseph Paxton, to its Victorian splendour.