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1717 in architecture

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1717 in architecture

The year 1717 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings

  • The Sanmon gate of Taiseki-ji temple on the lower slopes of Mount Fuji, Japan, is built with donations from Tenneiin, the wife of sixth Shogun Tokugawa Ienobu.
  • Bluecoat Chambers (school) in Liverpool, England, is first completed.
  • Bluecoat School, Chester, England, is built.
  • Steeple of St Mary le Strand church in London, designed by James Gibbs, is completed.
  • The Wayside in Concord, Massachusetts (later home of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Louisa May Alcott) is first recorded.
  • Construction of the Basilica of Superga begins.
  • The first stone of the Mafra National Palace is laid on the 17th of November with a grand ceremony and the presence of the king.
  • Births

  • July 14 – Ventura Rodríguez, Spanish architect (died 1785)
  • August 11 – Giovanni Carlo Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect, designer and painter (died 1760)
  • c. October – James Paine, English architect (died 1789)
  • Adriano Cristofali, Veronese architect (died 1788)
  • References

    1717 in architecture Wikipedia


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