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1724 in architecture

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1724 in architecture

The year 1724 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • Work recommences on the Salon d'Hercule at Versailles under Jacques Gabriel, after a break caused by the death of King Louis XIV of France in 1715.
  • Buildings completed

  • Cannons, a house in Edgware, Middlesex, England, built for James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos with façades designed by James Gibbs.
  • Maids of Honour Row, terraced houses on Richmond Green, Richmond, Surrey, England.
  • Chester Courthouse in Pennsylvania (North America).
  • Shire Hall, Monmouth, Great Britain.
  • Church of St. Edmund, Dudley, England.
  • Cluj Jesuit Church in Transylvania (Romania).
  • Stavropoleos Monastery in Bucharest, Romania.
  • Rebuilt Sam Poo Kong temple in Semarang, Java.
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Jean-Pierre Le Tailleur de Boncourt.
  • Births

  • June 8 - John Smeaton, English civil engineer (died 1792)
  • October - Hans Næss, Danish architect (died 1795)
  • date unknown - Julien-David Le Roy, French architect and archaeologist (died 1803)
  • Deaths

  • January 24 - William Dickinson, English architect (born c.1670)
  • March 8 - Enrico Zuccalli, Swiss architect working for the Wittelsbach regents of Bavaria and Cologne (born c.1642)
  • date unknown - Pierre Cailleteau, French architect and interior designer (born 1655)
  • References

    1724 in architecture Wikipedia

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