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John Carr (architect)

John Carr was a prolific English architect, best known for Buxton Crescent in Derbyshire and Harewood House in West Yorkshire. Much of his work was in the Palladian style. In his day he was considered to be the leading architect in the north of England, he was born in Horbury, near Wakefield, the eldest of nine children and the son of a master mason, under whom he trained. He continued until shortly before his death. John Carr was Lord Mayor of York in 1770 and 1785. Towards the end of his life Carr purchased an estate at Askham Richard, near York, to which he retired. On 22 February 1807 he died at Askham Hall, he was buried in St Peter and St Leonard's Church, which he had designed and paid for. Carr decided to remain in Yorkshire rather than move to London because he calculated that there was ample patronage and the wealth to sustain it. No job was too small, his largest work, only finished, was the Hospital de Santo António in Oporto, Portugal. In order to maximise his income, he kept his staff to the minimum.

His earliest assistant was William Lindley. He was followed by the elder Peter Atkinson and his son Peter the younger. Carr's nephew William Carr assisted his uncle in his latter years; these architectural assistants had ` boys'. Carr delegated matters that others would regard as too trivial, in consequence Carr had to travel immense distances on horse back; however the frequency of such visits brought him into regular contact with his many clients to mutual advantage. Carr’s own favourite work was the Crescent at Buxton in Derbyshire, an early example of multifunctional architecture; as well as hotels and lodging houses, it contained Assembly Rooms, shops, a post office and a public promenade all under one roof. On a smaller scale, the same is true of his Newark Town Hall. Other public buildings included hospitals, racecourse grandstands, prisons at Wakefield and Northallerton, he designed new churches as well as repairing old ones. The former were all financed, the latter were financed by the existing parishes.

His single span roof construction allowed him to build the new churches without the traditional subdivision into nave and aisles. He served as bridgemaster for both the North and West Ridings of Yorkshire, leaving a legacy of countless bridges the majority of which still stand today; the more than 60 bridges built or altered by Carr still serve the backbone of North Yorkshire's road transport network. Carr was Lord Mayor of York in 1770 and 1785, his commissions for country houses included model villages and farms, stable blocks, a variety of gate lodges and gateways, garden temples and other ornamental buildings. Notable among them his works for the estates of Harewood and Wentworth Woodhouse, he took particular care with their planning and construction to maximise value for money for both the immediate patron and for the buildings' future long-term maintenance. He used traditional materials and methods of construction where these had proved sound, but adopted new methods and materials where these could be shown to have an advantage.

His training as a stonemason led him to build in that material. In particular he enjoyed using'great' stones as at Tabley House, he liked well proportioned rooms which were satisfactory living spaces with or without decorative enrichment. In his view the latter could be provided if money permitted; as a result, most of his buildings were completed and because of the soundness of construction most survive. Among the buildings accessible in whole or part to the public today are Buxton Crescent, Newark Town Hall all his bridges, Harewood House, Tabley House, Clifton House, Lytham Hall and Fairfax House at 27 Castlegate York, now the headquarters of York Civic Trust. During his long career there were several major changes in architectural style, his early work is a mixture of the Rococo. He sought a purer Antique Roman style with occasional French influences before adapting the fashionable style associated with Robert Adam. At the end of his life he returned to the bolder Palladian style of his youth but with detail that looked forward to 19th-century usage.

Carr's work was influenced by the books of Andrea Palladio. He subscribed to many architectural pattern books, including those of his friend George Richardson, contemporary publications by Robert Morris and William Chambers. In chronological order, county given if not Yorkshire York The Pikeing Well-House New Walk 1752–56 York Grandstand Knavesmire Racecourse 1755–56 dem Beverley Assembly Rooms, 1761–63 dem Wakefield, The House of Correction, 1766–70 dem Leeds, The General Infirmary, 1768–71 dem Oporto, The Hospital de Santo António 1769-c. 1843 Newark, Notts. Town Hall, Assembly Rooms and Market Hall, 1773–76 York, Assize Courts, now York Crown Court 1773–77 York County Lunatic Asylum, now Bootham Park Hospital 1774–77 Lincoln, Lincs. Lincoln County Hospital 1776 Doncaster, Racecourse Grandstand, 1777–81 dem Nottingham, racecourse grandstand, 1777 dem Nottingham, Notts. Assembly Rooms, 1778 dem Kelso, Roxburghs. Design for Racecourse Grandstand, 1778 Buxton, Derbys; the Assembly Rooms in the Crescent 1779–90 York, The Female Prison, 1780–83 Northallerton, Court House, 1784–88 dem Northallerton, House of Correction 1784–88 Chesterfield, Derbys.

Town Hall, 1787–88 dem Lismore, design for Session House, 1799 Ravenfield, 1756.

Derek Grant (ice hockey, born 1990)

Derek Grant is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Grant is playing for the Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League, he was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the 4th round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Grant played junior hockey with the Langley Chiefs of the British Columbia Hockey League in the 2007–08 season, he scored 24 goals and 63 points in his rookie season and was drafted in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. Grant returned to Langley for one more season before going to Michigan State University. In his freshman year at MSU, Grant played in 38 games and was an Honorable Mention for the CCHA All-Rookie Team. Following his sophomore season at Michigan State, Grant chose to leave MSU and signed a three-year entry-level contract with Ottawa March 10, 2011. Grant made his professional debut with Ottawa's AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators and was a member of the Binghamton Calder Cup-winning championship team. Grant returned to Binghamton for the 2012 -- 13 season.

On February 16, 2013, Grant made his NHL debut in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. His final season with Binghamton was 2014–15. Grant was not offered a new contract by the Senators and he became a free agent. On July 1, 2015, Grant signed a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames. On July 2, 2016, Grant signed a one-year two-way contract as a free agent with the Buffalo Sabres. After a successful training camp with the Sabres, he made the opening night roster to begin the 2016–17 season. Centering the fourth-line, Grant appeared in 35 games for 3 assists with Buffalo before he was placed on waivers. Grant was claimed by the Nashville Predators the following day on January 11, 2017, on February 6, 2017 after 6 games with the Predators he was subsequently reclaimed on waivers by Buffalo after being waived by Nashville, he was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans. He appeared in 5 further games with the Sabres, playing out the rest of the season in regaining his scoring touch with the Americans to contributed 19 points in 23 games.

On July 1, 2017, Grant signed a one-way deal as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks. With the Ducks suffering through early injuries at training camp, Grant made the opening night roster for the 2017–18 season. Grant added an initial offensive presence with the Ducks, before finding his role on the Ducks third-line and responding with a career year, where he produced 12 goals, 12 assists and 24 points in 66 games. Having played his first full season in the NHL, Grant left the Ducks as a free agent and agreed to a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 20, 2018. Having attended the Penguins training camp and pre-season, Grant was cut from the opening night roster and upon clearing waivers was assigned to begin the 2018-19 season, with AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Grant was recalled after 5 games in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and added depth to the Penguins in recording 2 goals and 5 points in 25 games. On January 16, 2019, Grant was returned to the Anaheim Ducks after a trade with the Penguins in exchange for Joseph Blandisi.

Grant played out the remainder of the season on the Ducks roster, contributing with 2 goals and 9 points in 31 games. On June 20, 2019, Grant was re-signed by the Ducks to a one-year $700,000 contract extension. In the following 2019–20 season, Grant established a career high 14 goals through 49 games with the Ducks, before he was dealt at the NHL trade deadline to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Kyle Criscuolo and a 2020 fourth-round pick on February 24, 2020. Grant was born in British Columbia to parents Debi and Dean Grant. Both of Grant's sisters played collegiate hockey. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database

Les Kuplic

James Leslie "Les" Kuplic was an American professional basketball player. He played for the Sheboygan Red Skins in the National Basketball League for two seasons and averaged 1.2 points per game. After playing football and tennis for Beloit College, Kuplic spent the 1934–35 year coaching all three sports at St. Norbert College, he was the head coach for the tennis team. Kuplic taught Japanese history while at St. Norbert, he did not enjoy coaching or teaching, so he left to go work in corporate America. During the late 1930s he played on numerous barnstorming teams in Sheboygan, Wisconsin while officiating high school basketball games. Kuplic died from a heart attack on his way to work on July 22, 1968