Fletcher, Banister

ARCHITECT (ENGLAND)
BORN 11 Aug 1833 - DIED 5 Jul 1899
GRAVE LOCATION London: Hampstead Cemetery, Fortune Green Road, Camden

Banister Fletcher was the son of Thomas Fletcher. During his studies he won a first prize from the Institute of Architects. He started his career in Newscastle-upon-Tyne and came to London in 1870.

His first book was "Model Houses for the Industrial Classes" and many more followed. In 1885 he became a member of Parliament for Chippenham. He was a liberal, but in 1886 he was defeated by Henry Bruce, a conservative.

In 1890 he became a Professor of Architecture at King's College in London. In 1864 he had married Eliza Jane Phillips in 1864 and his son Banister Fletcher junior became a well known architect and author as well.

Sources
Banister Fletcher (senior) - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Banister Fletcher at Hampstead Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (13 Aug 2016)

 


Flickenschildt, Elisabeth

Published: 7 Jan 2017
Last update: 7 Jan 2017