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Richard Shaw
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Born in Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Born on 7th of May 1831
Died on 17th of November 1912

Born 1831. Died 1912 - English architect.

Acknowledged leader in revival of Georgian design. His major buildings include the Old Swan House, Chelsea (1876), New Scotland Yard (1888) and the Piccadilly Hotel (1905). Designed the garden suburb at Bedford Park, London.

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