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1756 in architecture

The year 1756 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Events

  • Greek Revival architecture appears in the window design for Nuneham House in Oxfordshire, England, by Stiff Leadbetter.
  • John Smeaton produces the first high-quality cement using hydraulic lime since Roman times for construction of the third Eddystone Lighthouse (completed 1759).
  • Buildings

  • Replacement Catherine Palace, Tsarskoye Selo in Russia, designed by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, is completed.
  • Klov Palace, Kiev in Russia, probably designed by Gottfried Schädel and Pyotr Neyelov, is completed.
  • Replacement Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary, Chełm in Poland, designed by Paweł Fontana, is completed.
  • Reconstruction of Abbot's Palace (Oliwa) in Gdańsk, Poland, is completed.
  • Newbridge, now Old Bridge, Pontypridd in Wales, designed by William Edwards, is completed.
  • St Andrew's in the Square, Glasgow, Scotland, designed by Allan Dreghorn, is completed.
  • Octagon Chapel, Norwich in England, designed by Thomas Ivory, is completed.
  • Original Whitefield's Tabernacle, Tottenham Court Road in London is built.
  • Trafford Hall in England is built.
  • Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire in England, designed by Isaac Ware, is completed.
  • Shaw Mansion (New London, Connecticut) is built.
  • The President's House (Princeton), New Jersey, is built.
  • First Presbyterian Church (Newburyport, Massachusetts) is built.
  • Alloways Creek Friends Meetinghouse, Hancock's Bridge, New Jersey, is built.
  • Saint Gevorg of Mughni Church, Tbilisi in Armenia is completely rebuilt.
  • St John the Evangelist Church, Shobdon, Herefordshire, England, is completely rebuilt with a "Strawberry Hill Gothic" interior. Elements of the previous building are incorporated in folly arches nearby.
  • Publications

  • Isaac Ware publishes A Complete Body of Architecture in London.
  • Births

  • February 29 - C. F. Hansen, Danish architect (d. 1845)
  • Chrystian Piotr Aigner, Polish architect (d. 1841)
  • Giovanni Antonio Antolini, Italian architect (d. 1841)
  • 1756 or 1758 - Francesco Piranesi, Italian-born architectural engraver and architect (d. 1810)
  • Deaths

  • July 1 - Giambattista Nolli, Italian architect and surveyor (b. 1701)
  • References

    1756 in architecture Wikipedia


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