Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Pugin, Augustus Welby (1812-52), the architect, was born in London of French parentage. He designed many Roman Catholic churches and cathedrals, and modelled much of the sculpture in the House of Commons; and also wrote several valuable architectural monographs. His reason gave way in his last years. His son, E. W. Pugin (1834-75), followed in his footsteps as an architect.