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1762 in architecture

The year 1762 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Events

  • King George III of the United Kingdom begins remodelling Buckingham Palace as his family's main London residence.
  • Construction of the Petit Trianon in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles in France to the design of Ange-Jacques Gabriel begins.
  • Construction of the Brick Market in Newport, Rhode Island, to the design of Peter Harrison begins (completed 1772).
  • Buildings

  • Milsom Street, Bath, England, is built by Thomas Lightholder.
  • Plymouth Synagogue in England, the oldest synagogue built by Ashkenazi Jews in the English-speaking world, is built, apparently without an architect.
  • St George's German Lutheran Church in London is built.
  • Old St. Thomas's Church, Dublin, Ireland, designed by John Smith after Palladio, is completed.
  • Old City Hall (Aalborg) in Denmark, built by Daniel Popp, is completed.
  • Old State House (Providence, Rhode Island) is substantially completed.
  • Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, is rebuilt after a fire.
  • Richmond Place on the River Thames at Richmond, England, designed by Robert Taylor, is completed for Sir Charles Asgill.
  • Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York, designed by John Gaborial, is completed.
  • Upton Scott House in Annapolis, Maryland, is built by William Brown.
  • Publications

  • James Stuart and Nicholas Revett's Antiquities of Athens.
  • Births

  • April 14 - Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect and designer, urban planner and archeologist (died 1839)
  • September 20 - Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine, French neoclassical architect, interior decorator and designer (died 1853)
  • Deaths

  • December 17? - Charles Labelye, Swiss civil engineer (born 1705)
  • date unknown - Rosario Gagliardi, Sicilian architect (born 1698)
  • References

    1762 in architecture Wikipedia


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