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Photograph of George Godwin

Portrait of George Godwin presented with The Builder in February 1888

This photograph by Sprague and Co. was presented with The Builder on 4 February 1888 shortly after architect George Godwin's death in 1888. Alexander Square was his father's home and Godwin moved back to the house shortly after his death. At the age of 20 he won the first medal awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In 1875 reminiscing with friends he recalled when the adjacent fields were full of hare and partridge and now were covered with 1,100 houses, two churches and five public houses.

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Location of original: LSvf Alexander Sq. 24 D49

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