Baron, Charles

ARCHITECT (FRANCE)
BORN 1836, Marseille - DIED 2 May 1915
GRAVE LOCATION Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes: Cimetière du Grand-Jas, 205 avenue de Grasse (Allée des Chrysanthèmes)

Charles Baron studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and finished his studies in Paris. Afterwards he travelled to the Middle East and to Egypt. He was appointed professor of architecture in Marseille, but in 1863 he settled in Cannes.

In Cannes he built 150 villas in different styles for private customers during 36 years. He was a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur. Among his buildings are the Villa Rothschild at the Avenue Jean de Noailles (1881) and the Villa des Anthémis at the Rue du Grand Pin (1870).

Sources
CANNES (06) : cimetière du Grand Jas - Cimetières de France et d'ailleurs

Images

The grave of Charles Baron at the Cimetière du Grand-Jas, Cannes.
Picture by Androom (30 Nov 2008)

 


Barrie, Wendy

Published: 15 Oct 2010
Last update: 15 Oct 2010