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Augustus Pugin- Designer of Big Ben

Posted by Aaron Waddell on

Welcome back to the blog! We recently published a post on the Big Ben clock tower in London, England and in that post we mentioned that Augustus Pugin was the designer of the clock tower. We decided to dedicate a blog post to this famous and influential architect and designer. Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was born on March 1, 1812 and died on September 14, 1852.1 Pugin “was an English architect, designer, artist, and critic”.1 He learned how to draw from his father, Auguste Pugin, who published influential volumes on Gothic architecture.1 Augustus Pugin (the son) is notable for...

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