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Baines, Sir George Grenfell- (1908–2003), architect and town planner, was born George Grenfell Baines on 30 April 1908 at 11 Cecilia Street, Preston, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Ernest Charles Baines (1882–1950), railway clerk, and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth, née...

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Hastie, William (1754/5–1832), architect and town planner, arrived in Russia in 1784, aged twenty-nine, as one of a group of seventy-three Scottish workmen recruited by the architect Charles Cameron (1745–1812) to work for the empress Catherine the Great at Tsarskoe Selo near St Petersburg...

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William Graham Holford, Baron Holford (1907–1975) by Elliott & Fry, 1953 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Holford, William Graham, Baron Holford (1907–1975), architect and town planner, was born in Berea, Johannesburg, Transvaal Colony, on 22 March 1907, the elder surviving child and second son of William George Holford (1866–1927) and his wife, Katherine Maud Palmer (1875–1966). Both parents came from ...

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Parker, (Richard) Barry (1867–1947), architect and town planner, the eldest son of Robert Parker (1826–1901), a bank manager, and his wife, Frances (Fanny) Booth (1835–1922), was born at Chesterfield, Derbyshire, on 18 November 1867. He was educated at schools in Ashover and Buxton...

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Reilly, Sir Charles Herbert (1874–1948), architect and town planner, was born at 3 Manor Villas, Stoke Newington, London, on 4 March 1874, the son of Charles T. Reilly (1844–1928), architect and surveyor to the Worshipful Company of Drapers, and his wife, Annie, formerly Mee...

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Soissons, Louis Emmanuel Jean Guy de (1890–1962), architect and town planner, was born in Montreal, Canada, on 31 July 1890, the younger son of Charles de Soissons and his wife, Julie, née Rozwadowska. When he and his brother and sister were small, the family moved to ...

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Louis Emmanuel Jean Guy de Soissons (1890–1962) by Elliott & Fry, 1953 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Unwin, Sir Raymond (1863–1940), engineer, architect, and town planner, was the younger son of William Unwin (1827–1900) and his wife, Elizabeth Sully, of a family from Bridgwater, Somerset, with shipping interests in the Welsh coal trade. His father had inherited a tannery at ...

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Sir Raymond Unwin (1863–1940) by George Charles Beresford, 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wood, John (bap. 1704, d. 1754), architect and town planner, was born in Bath and baptized at St James's Church there on 26 August 1704, the son of George Wood, a local builder still working in Bath in 1727, of whom otherwise nothing is known (though he may have been connected with a ...