Happy Birthday Sir George Gilbert Scott

By M@ Last edited 90 months ago
Happy Birthday Sir George Gilbert Scott

One of London's most important architects was born 200 years ago today. Sir George Gilbert Scott gave us the hotel at St Pancras, the Albert Memorial, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and many other great buildings.

Creating iconic buildings became a family trait. His son George designed most of Dulwich College. His grandson, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, designed Battersea and Bankside power stations, Waterloo Bridge and the red phone box. His great grandson Richard gave us Guildhall Art Gallery and the Bank travelator.

Google are celebrating the anniversary with a special search image showing the St Pancras hotel building.

We previously went in search of George Gilbert Scott's most important London works, and took a photo tour of the hotel.

Last Updated 13 July 2011