James Thomas Knowles Sr. collection, Architect, 1806-1884
Born in 1806 in London, James Thomas Knowles apprenticed as a glazier and plumber, and established himself as an architect around 1833. Knowles was known as a designer of large classical country houses and chruches including 15 Kenisington Palace gardens and Silverton Park, Devon. Together with his son James Thomas Knowles (1831-1908) he was responsible for the Grosvenor Hotel (1859–63), serving London's Victoria railway station.
This collection contains architectural drawings for a Villa for Lord Munson (1835), a Classical Revival Study, and a Gothic Revival Study.