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Knowles, James Thomas, Sr.

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.