Joseph Henry Hirst (1863–1945) was a leading architect of the post-Victorian era. For 1900–1926 he was the City Architect of Kingston upon Hull and "the man who more than any other designed the face of the modern city". He was responsible for some of Hull's best-known buildings, among them the City Hall, swimming baths, schools and housing estates. 
Buildings designed by Joseph Hirst
- Trinity market hall near Holy Trinity Church, Hull
- Beverley Road baths
- Hull Central Fire Station
- the Carnegie Library near West Park
- Residences on Hymers Avenue, Hull, near Hymers College
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