Crystal Palace

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Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton to house the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park in 1851, it was itself the greatest success of the Exhibition. Paxton based it upon the lily house he had built at Chatsworth for the duke of Devonshire—a vast glass conservatory, dubbed the Crystal Palace by Punch. In 1852 the building was removed to Sydenham, where it was destroyed by fire in November 1936.

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