Soissons, Louis Emmanuel Jean Guy de, 1890–1962, architect and town planner

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Soissons, Louis Emmanuel Jean Guy de, 1890–1962, architect and town planner

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1890—1962

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Canadian-born architect, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and at the Royal Academy in London. He designed several buildings in England including houses at Bagshot, Surrey (1914), the Earl Haig Memorial Homes, Meadow Head, Sheffield, Yorks. (1928–9), Broom Park and Huxhams Cross Houses, Dartington Hall, Devon (1932–3), and much else, but he is best known for the planning the second English Garden City, Welwyn Garden City, Herts. (1919–60). Besides laying out the whole plan of Welwyn, de Soissons designed a high proportion of its civic buildings, its early factories, and its housing where he introduced a pleasing Neo-Georgian style with a Colonial flavour.

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Canada, Paris, London

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GB 249

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Created by Duncan Birrell, January 2018

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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