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Verge, John

Verge, John (1782–1861). British architect. He settled in Australia in the 1828 and designed in a competent, eclectic manner; his buildings were freely Greek Revival, castellated, Tudor Revival, and even Chinoiserie in style. His best work was probably Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney (1832–5), which incorporated an elliptical staircase and hall, but he also created many fine late-Georgian houses with very wide verandahs (often with the roofs carried on Classical (usually Doric) columns). Other works include Camden Park, Menangle (1831–2), Tusculum, Potts Point, Sydney (1831), and the Homestead, Braidwood, near Canberra (c.1838). He also designed the British Residency, Waitangi, New Zealand (1833–4—which was prefabricated in Sydney, and was probably the first architect-designed building in that country). From 1832 he worked with John Bibb (1810–62), who took over the practice when Verge retired in 1837.

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