Henry Irwin

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Birthday
24, 1841
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Aug 5, 1922 (81)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1841
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Aug 5, 1922 (81)

About

Famous for his late nineteenth-century architectural works, Irwin designed such Indian landmarks as the Madras High Court in Chennai and the Amba Vilas Palace in Mysore.

Before Fame

In the mid-1880s, he was hired by British India's Public Works Department.

Trivia

He was a key architect of the late 19th-century Indo-Saracenic movement.

Family Life

A native of Ireland, he later settled in British-controlled India. His marriage to Henrietta Helen Irwin resulted in sons named Harloe and Henry and in twin daughters named Henrietta and Helen.

Associated With

He and Charles Correa both made significant contributions to Indian architecture.