Brumwell Thomas

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Sir Alfred Brumwell Thomas FRIBA (24 February 1868 – 22 January 1948) was an English architect who trained at Westminster School of Art and became an exponent of the Baroque Revival, a style of architecture prevalent for public buildings in the early years of the 20th century.[1]

Thomas was born in Rotherhithe, London,[2] the son of architect Edward Thomas.[3]

In 1906, he was made a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, knighted by King Edward VII, and also designed two more public buildings: town halls in Woolwich in South East London, and in the city of Belfast.[4][5] Belfast City Hall, faced with portland stone and with a copper dome and lavish marble interiors, is thought of as the finest example of Edwardian Baroque in the British Isles.[6]

Sir Alfred is also known for his war memorials at Dunkirk and Belfast.[7]

Notable works[edit]

Gallery of architectural work[edit]


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  2. ^ 1891 England Census
  3. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard, ed. (1939). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (97th ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 2926.
  4. ^ "Linenopolis leads the world". Retrieved 2007-05-13.
  5. ^ "City Hall, Belfest, by Alfred Brumwell Thomas". Archived from the original on 19 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-13.
  6. ^ "United Kingdom and Ireland: Sample gazetteer articles". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-05-13.
  7. ^ a b "ARTHouse - History of the Building". Archived from the original on April 30, 2006. Retrieved 2007-05-13.
  8. ^ "Town Hall (2005)". Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  9. ^ "Woolwich Town Hall, Wellington Square, Greenwich, London". Retrieved 2007-05-13.
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