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Theatre Architects

Theatre Architects

Here you can find out about the architect firms and individual architects associated with the theatres featured on this website.

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Thomas R. Somerford

Born: 1881 (Kennington, UK)

Died: 1948 (London, UK)

Thomas Retford Somerford was a British architect, best known for the temperance movement billiard halls he designed for the Temperance Billiard Hall Co Ltd, a Lancashire company that as part of the wider temperance movement built billiard halls in the north of England and London.

Somerford was initially an assistant to Norman Evans, and later was lead architect in his own right. Several of the halls designed by Somerford are now Grade II listed buildings.

Together with fellow architect Edward A. Stone, Somerford designed several large-scale cinemas for the Astoria theatre chain.

Theatres on this website in which this architect was involved:

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