George Aitchison

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George Aitchison Jr. RA (7 November 1825 – 16 May 1910) was a British architect.

He was the son of George Aitchison (1792–1861). He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School[1] and University College London.

Among his best-known work is the Leighton House for Baron Leighton.

He became an Associate member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1881 and a full member in 1898, and was Professor of Architecture there from 1887 to 1905. He became a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1862[2] and was its President from 1896 to 1899. He won the Royal Gold Medal in 1898.


  1. ^ London (England). Merchant Taylors' School; Merchant Taylors' School (London, England); Charles John Robinson (1883). A register of the scholars admitted into Merchant Taylor's School: from A. D. 1562 to 1874, comp. from authentic sources and ed. with biographical notices. Printed and published for the editor by Farncombe & co. pp. 260–. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ The Men of the Time reference says "Royal Institute of British Artists", but this seems to be a typo (there is a Royal Society of British Artists)

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