Davis, Arthur Joseph

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Davis, Arthur Joseph (1878–1951). London-born English architect. Trained at the École des Beaux-Arts, he joined the practice of the Parisian Charles F. Mewès in 1900. Mewès&Davis brought Parisian Beaux-Arts Classicism to London with their Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly (1903–9), the first steel-framed buildings in the capital. Their next work was Inveresk House, Aldwych, Strand (1906–8), followed by the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall (1908–11). After Mewès's death in 1914, Davis and others designed the palazzo of the Cunard Building, Pier Head, Liverpool (1914–16), which was a foretaste of his Italian Renaissance buildings in London, including the London County and Westminster Bank, Threadneedle Street (1922).

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