Joseph Paxton black plaque in Derby

On 11th June 1850 at this railway station in Derby, Joseph Paxton conceived his design of the Crystal Palace. Charles Fox, Derby engineer, later built it to house the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, London: the first world expo.

Sir Joseph Paxton (3 August 1803 – 8 June 1865) was an English gardener, architect and Member of Parliament, best known for designing The Crystal Palace.

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