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Mr Thomas Hamilton

Thomas Hamilton was a Scottish architect, active from the early- to mid-19th century. He was born in Glasgow, on 11 January 1784, and is known to have principally worked in the Greek Revivalist style, in Edinburgh, where, in 1819, he became a burgess. In 1818, Hamilton won the competition for the Burns Monument, Alloway. In 1825, he worked on the John Knox Monument in The Necropolis, Glasgow. A year later, he helped to found the Scottish Academy and from 1836 to 1846, he was a Fellow of the Institute of British Architects. His drawings earned him a gold medal at the 1855 Paris International Exhibition. He died in Edinburgh, on 24 February 1858, and was buried at Calton Cemetery.

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