Hans Price

PUBLISHED: 13:19 29 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:08 04 April 2017

Hans Fowler Price.

Hans Fowler Price.

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Hans Fowler Price :: Architect

1835-1912

Hans Price is without doubt the one architect above all others whose high quality mark has been left indelibly upon Weston-super-Mare’s character.

Born in nearby Langford, Hans set up practice in Waterloo Street after studying under Thomas Barry in Liverpool.

His stone was local, his style eclectic: Gothic, Classical, Moorish, Flemish, Baroque, Elizabethan, Jacobean and examples abound throughout Weston’s ‘stone town’.

Many roads belong almost entirely to him including the Boulevard, Waterloo Street, High Street north and Wooler Road.

He designed the following churches: Wadham Street Baptist (Blakehay Theatre), Bristol Road Baptist, St John’s and Christ Church extensions.

His schools include Walliscote, Locking Road and UCW’s School of Science & Art, Alfred Street Dispensary and Royal Hospital.

He redesigned the Town Hall, built the Library, and from his practice sprang forth our current Museum. Price died in the Art Nouveau home of his own design, 7 Trewartha Park.

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