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1757 in architecture

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1757 in architecture

The year 1757 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings

  • Frederiks Hospital, Copenhagen, is opened.
  • Middlesex Hospital, London, is opened.
  • Vorontsov Palace (Saint Petersburg), designed by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, is completed.
  • Gammel Holtegård near Copenhagen is completed by architect Lauritz de Thurah as a house for himself.
  • Hôtel d'Esmivy de Moissac in Aix-en-Provence is completed with a façade designed by Georges Vallon.
  • Nuthall Temple in Nottinghamshire, England, a Palladian house attributed to the polymath Thomas Wright, is completed.
  • Swinfen Hall in Staffordshire, England, designed by Benjamin Wyatt, is built.
  • Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, Negoslavci in Croatia is completed.
  • Wolvendaal Church in Colombo (Dutch Ceylon) is completed.
  • Ossian's Hall of Mirrors in Scotland, a folly, is built.
  • Publications

  • William Chambers - Designs of Chinese Buildings, furniture, dresses, machines, and utensils: to which is annexed a description of their temples, houses, gardens, &c. (London)
  • Births

  • January 16 - Samuel McIntire, American architect (died 1811)
  • May 4 - Manuel Tolsá, Spanish architect and sculptor working in Mexico (died 1816)
  • August 9 - Thomas Telford, British civil engineer (died 1834)
  • Deaths

  • March 12 - Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, Italian architect and painter (born 1696)
  • References

    1757 in architecture Wikipedia


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