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Central Railroad Station, at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, 1846 to 1855.|
(b. England 1787; d. England 1865)
John Dobson was born in 1787. A talented watercolorist, engineer, and surveyor, he learned to build from David Stephenson, studied perspective under Boniface Musso, and learned to paint in the studio of John Verley. His architectural style helped him become one of the most prolific Victorian architects in England. During his career, he worked on over fifty churches and nearly one hundred houses.
Dobson created buildings which seemed to meld archeology with engineering. He combined Greek Revival detailing with glass and iron in a way few architects of his generation could match. His neoclassical country houses, in particular, exhibit a genuine talent for abstraction. His work as the planner of Victorian Newcastle-on-Tyne rivals the designs of Georgian Edinburgh and Regency London for establishing a particular style.
Dobson died in 1865.
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