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Adam Robert

Adam, Robert, an eminent architect, born at Edinburgh in 1728, and in 1762 appointed architect to George III. In conjunction with his brother James (whence the name of Adelphi borne by one of their enterprises), he filled large quarters of London with buildings in the quasi-classical style - for the most part uninteresting, but not devoid of light and space. Fair specimens of his taste and skill will be found in Portland Place and Caen Wood House, and his name survives in Adam Street, Strand. He sat for many years as M.P. for Kinross, and died in 1792.