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1767 in architecture

The year 1767 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Events

  • January 9 - William Tryon, governor of the Royal Colony of North Carolina, signs a contract with architect John Hawks to build Tryon Palace, a lavish Georgian style governor's mansion on the New Bern waterfront.
  • Buildings

  • In Bath, Somerset, England, the Octagon Chapel, designed by Timothy Lightholder or Lightoler, is completed and Royal Crescent, designed by John Wood, the Younger, is begun.
  • St Helen's House, Derby, England, designed by Joseph Pickford, is completed.
  • Walton Hall, West Yorkshire, England, is built.
  • Auchincruive house in Scotland, based on designs by Robert Adam, is completed.
  • Cliveden (Benjamin Chew House) in Germantown, Philadelphia, designed by William Peters, is completed.
  • Elmwood (Cambridge, Massachusetts) is built about this date.
  • In New Haven, Connecticut, the John Pierpont house (the modern-day Yale University Visitor Center) is built.
  • Church of St Catherine in the Yakimanka District of central Moscow, designed by Karl Blank, is completed.
  • Holy Mother of God Cathedral, Vagharshapat, Armenia, is built.
  • Mühlstraße Evangelical church in Jeckenbach in the Rhineland, perhaps designed by Philipp Heinrich Hellermann, is built.
  • The circular Kilarrow Parish Church in Bowmore on Islay in Scotland is built.
  • In Kórnik, Poland, a wooden synagogue is built.
  • Old Brick Church (New York City), designed by John McComb, Sr, is built.
  • The first church in Salem, New York, is built.
  • The Birchwood Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts (The Berkshires), is built.
  • Coldstream Bridge across the River Tweed on the England/Scotland border, designed by John Smeaton, is opened.
  • Arg of Karim Khan citadel in Shiraz, Persia, is completed.
  • Refsnes Gods pleasure pavilion on the Norwegian island of Jeløy is built.
  • Burton Pynsent Monument in Somerset, England, designed by Capability Brown, is erected.
  • Temple of Harmony garden folly at Halswell House, Somerset, England, designed by Thomas Prowse, is built.
  • Births

  • April 6 - Alexandre-Vincent Pineux Duval, French dramatist, sailor, architect, actor and theatre manager (died 1842)
  • Richard Morrison, Irish architect (died 1849?)
  • William Saunders, American builder (died 1861)
  • Deaths

  • December 9 - Benedetto Alfieri, Italian architect (born 1699)
  • Georges Vallon, French architect (born 1688)
  • References

    1767 in architecture Wikipedia


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