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1764 in architecture

The year 1764 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Events

  • Robert Adam's Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia published.
  • Heidelberg Castle (Holy Roman Empire, Germany) is again burned and destroyed by a thunderbolt.
  • Buildings

  • Exeter Synagogue (England) is dedicated.
  • New All Saints Church, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, England, designed by Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, with James "Athenian" Stuart, is built.
  • Church of St. Stephen, Borovo in Serbia is completed.
  • Iglesia Mayor de San Pedro y San Pablo in San Fernando, Cádiz, is consecrated.
  • Bell tower of Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Valdemoro) in Spain is completed.
  • Saint John the Baptist Church, Târgu Mureș in the Habsburg Empire, designed by Jesuit Valentin Scherzer, is built.
  • Church of the Intercession at Kizhi Pogost in Karelia is rebuilt.
  • Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar, Punjab, is rebuilt.
  • Custom House, Lancaster, England is designed by Richard Gillow in the Palladian style.
  • Holkham Hall, England, is completed in the Palladian style by William Kent after thirty years of building work.
  • The Yellow Palace, Copenhagen, is completed by Nicolas-Henri Jardin for the timber merchant H. F. Bargum. It later becomes a residence of the Danish royal family.
  • Château du Prada in France, designed by Victor Louis, is built.
  • The Chinese House in Sanssouci Park, Potsdam (Prussia), designed by Johann Gottfried Büring, is completed.
  • Jade Belt Bridge in grounds of Summer Palace, Beijing (Qing dynasty China) is completed.
  • Sandy Hook Light, New Jersey, is designed and built by Isaac Conro.
  • Construction work begins on the Theatre Royal, Bristol, England, designed by James Paty.
  • Remodelling of Łazienki Palace in Warsaw by Domenico Merlini is begun (completed 1795).
  • Births

  • May 1 - Benjamin Latrobe, British-born American neoclassical architect best known for the United States Capitol (died 1820)
  • July 9 - Louis-Pierre Baltard, French architect and engraver (died 1846)
  • August 22 - Charles Percier, French neoclassical architect, interior decorator and designer (died 1838)
  • Deaths

  • August 7 - James Burrough, English academic, antiquary and amateur architect (born 1691)
  • Unknown - Giovanni Antonio Scalfarotto, Venetian architect (born c.1700)
  • References

    1764 in architecture Wikipedia


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