Cumberland, Frederic William

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Cumberland, Frederic William (1820–81). Canadian architect, one of the most accomplished Gothic Revivalists working in Canada. He designed St James's Cathedral, Toronto (1852–3), in the Gothic style, working in partnership with William G. Storm (1826–92) during the construction of the church. With Storm he also designed University College, University of Toronto (1856), a demonstration of Ruskinian principles of design that is arguably a superior composition to Deane & Woodward's University Museum, Oxford. The Toronto building has central and corner towers, and is a fine example of the High Victorian Picturesque manner.

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