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1755 in architecture

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1755 in architecture

The year 1755 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • November 1 - 1755 Lisbon earthquake in Portugal. Among many buildings destroyed is the Ópera do Tejo, designed by Giovanni Carlo Galli-Bibiena, opened only on March 31. The workforce completing the Mafra National Palace at Mafra is diverted to reconstruction work in Lisbon.
  • Buildings

  • Groote Kerk, Galle, Zeilan, is inaugurated
  • Reformed Church of Shawangunk, New York, is inaugurated
  • Puning Temple of Chengde, Hebei Province, China is begun
  • St John the Evangelist's Church, Lancaster, England, probably designed by Henry Sephton, is completed
  • Teatro San Benedetto in Venice is inaugurated
  • Church of the Savior on Bolvany in Moscow is consecrated
  • Nuruosmaniye Mosque in Istanbul, designed by Mustafa Ağa and Simeon Kalfa, is completed
  • Yalı Mosque in İzmir is built
  • Towers and domes of Pažaislis Monastery in Kaunas, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, are added
  • Hôtel Gayot in Strasbourg is completed
  • Hatch Court, Somerset, England, designed by the amateur Thomas Prowse, is built at about this date
  • Births

  • January 29 (bapt.) - William Porden, English architect (died 1822)
  • September 3 - Johan Martin Quist, Danish architect (died 1818)
  • Andreas Hallander, Danish architect (died 1828)
  • Étienne Sulpice Hallet, French-born American architect (died 1825)
  • Deaths

  • August 5 - James Playfair, Scottish Neoclassical architect (born 1794)
  • Johan Cornelius Krieger, Danish architect (born 1683)
  • References

    1755 in architecture Wikipedia

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