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1750 in architecture

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1750 in architecture

The year 1750 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Events

  • November 18 - Westminster Bridge across the River Thames in London, designed by Swiss-born engineer Charles Labelye, is officially opened.
  • Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire, England, is commissioned by Sir Nathaniel Curzon (later 1st Baron Scarsdale), to be designed by James Paine and Matthew Brettingham.
  • Calcot Park, Berkshire, England, is rebuilt by John Blagrave, following a fire.
  • William Halfpenny publishes Rural Architecture in the Chinese Taste in England.
  • Buildings

  • Azm Palace, Damascus
  • Christoffel Vought Farmstead, New Jersey
  • Preservation Hall, a private residence in the New Orleans French Quarter (it will serve as a tavern during the War of 1812)
  • Fort Rensellear in Canajoharie, New York
  • Births

  • January 21 - François BaillairgĂ©, architect, painter and sculptor (died 1830)
  • May 20 - William Thornton, British-American physician, inventor, painter and architect (died 1828)
  • date unknown - John Booth, architect and surveyor (died 1843)
  • probable - Thomas Baldwin, English surveyor and architect in Bath (died 1820)
  • Deaths

  • September 5 - Lauritz de Thurah, Danish architect and architectural writer (born 1706)
  • References

    1750 in architecture Wikipedia


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