Sir Albert Richardson - Avenue House, Church Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 01.932 W 000° 29.512
30U E 672047 N 5767589
Quick Description: This Historical Marker plaque commemorates a renowned architect and artist in Ampthill town.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/3/2009 12:52:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM5GAV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 5

Long Description:
The plaque reads as follows:

'Sir Albert Richardson
Architect & Artist
lived here 1919 - 1964.
He strove to preserve the best in
English Landscape & Buildings.
This tablet was erected by the
South Bedfordshire
Preservation
Society'

Sir Albert Richardson was born on the 19th May 1880 and died on the 3rd February 1964 at the age of 83. He began lecturing on architecture at the age of 18 and went on to work on Bracken House in London (the old Financial Times building) which was completed in 1958. He was knighted in 1956 after he had become President of the Royal Academy.
Type of Historic Marker: Slate Tablet

Historical Marker Issuing Authority: South Bedfordshire Preservation Society

Age/Event Date: 1/1/1919

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