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George Dance the Elder
Among his public buildings in London, the most important is the neo-Palladian Mansion House (1739–1752). He also designed churches, including St Leonard, Shoreditch (1736-1740), St Botolph-without-Aldersgate , Aldgate (1741-1744) and St Matthew's, Bethnal Green (1743-1746).
St Luke's, Old Street, where Dance worshipped and was later buried, is sometimes attributed to him but is likely to have been designed by John James and Nicholas Hawksmoor; however, he designed the adjacent St Luke's Hospital in 1750-1751.
He had five sons of whom three enjoyed fame in their own right. Eldest son James Dance (1722-1744) became an actor and playwright connected with Drury Lane theatre. Third son Nathaniel Dance-Holland (1735-1811) was a notable painter. Fifth son George Dance the Younger (1741-1825) succeeded him as city architect.
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