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Smith, George (1783–1869). English architect. He was Surveyor to The Mercers' Company (from 1814), for which he designed many buildings and layouts, including the Estate in Stepney, London, with York Square and surrounding areas (c.1820–35), and the Company's lands in Co. Londonderry, where he was assisted by his partner (from 1836 to 1842), William Barnes (1807–68). With Barnes he designed the Romanesque Revival Parish Church, Kilrea (1841–2), and other buildings on the Co. Londonderry Estate. His most important works were the Gothic Whittington Almshouses, Highgate, London (1822—demolished 1966), the handsome Greek Revival St Alban's Court House and Town Hall, Herts. (1829–33), the Greek Doric Corn Exchange, Mark Lane, London (1827–8—demolished 1941), and the Grammar School, Horsham, Sussex (1840–1). He also designed the 1836 London Bridge Railway Terminus, rebuilt many times since then. He laid out the Morden College Estate, Greenwich, where he designed houses (e.g. Brand and Pelton Streets) in a variety of styles.

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Smith, Sir George Adam

Sir George Adam Smith, 1856–1942, Scottish biblical scholar and Hebraist, b. Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. He was professor of Old Testament language, literature, and theology in the United Free Church College of Glasgow from 1892 to 1909 and thereafter, until 1935, principal and vice chancellor of the Univ. of Aberdeen. He frequently traveled and lectured in the United States. Smith was knighted in 1916. He is especially noted for his Historical Geography of the Holy Land (2d ed. 1894, repr. 1966 of 1932 ed.).

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