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Joseph Aloysius Hansom (1803 – 1882)

person, architect, founder editor of The Builder, and inventor of the hansom cab

Died aged c.79

Commemorated on 5 plaques

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Joseph Aloysius Hansom 1803-1882 architect, founder editor of 'The Builder' and inventor of the Hansom Cab lived here

27 Sumner Place, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7, London, United Kingdom where he lived
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Joseph Aloysius Hansom, 1803-1882, inventor and architect, designed the central block of this building which was erected in 1836 as the Proprietary School, opened in 1837, and which re-opened as the Town Museum in 1849.

The Museum & Art Gallery, New Walk, Leicester, United Kingdom where he designed
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Joseph Aloysius Hansom, 1803-1882, inventor and architect, designed this building which was erected in 1845 as a Baptist Church.

Leicester College of Adult Education, Belvoir Street, Leicester, United Kingdom where he designed
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Joseph Hansom John Welch Architects MDCCCXXXIV

Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, United Kingdom where he was
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St. George's Roman Catholic Church Foundation Stone laid October 1849 Church opened September 1850 This was the Cathedral Church for the whole of Yorkshire from 1850 to 1864. It was designed in the Early decorated Style by Joseph Aloysius Hansom (1803-1882), who was a native of York - lived in Micklegate - and was architect for many notable churches and civic monuments both in England and abroad. He was also the inventor of the Hansom cab. This fine church was built in 11 months at a cost of £3,550.

St. George's Roman Catholic Church, George Street, York, United Kingdom where he designed

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