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I think our failure in the production of good town churches of distinctive character must have struck you often, as it has me, when contrasted with our comparative success in country churches. ---->>>

It is most necessary to avoid rusticity in any way, whether in material, design, or execution. ---->>>

We must go to such towns as Bristol, York, and Norwich. ---->>>

An absolutely different and distinctive character. ---->>>

As of essential importance in town churches which are not at all equally necessary in the country. ---->>>

The fault seems to me to have been that men have taken ancient country churches as their models and have failed to discover that between them and churches in towns there ought to be a most distinct and marked difference. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: June 20, 1824
Birthplace: Woodford, Essex
Die: December 18, 1881
Occupation: Architect
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George Edmund Street RA (20 June 1824 – 18 December 1881), also known as G. E. Street, was an English architect, born at Woodford in Essex. Stylistically, Street was a leading practitioner of the Victorian Gothic revival. Though mainly an ecclesiastical architect, he is perhaps best known as the designer of the Royal Courts of Justice, on the Strand in London (wikipedia)