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1768 in architecture

The year 1768 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings completed

  • Nathaniel Hill Brick House, Montgomery, New York.
  • The Paragon, Bath, England, designed by Thomas Warr Attwood.
  • Petit Trianon, Versailles, France, originally designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel by the order of King Louis XV for his long-term mistress, Madame de Pompadour, but used by Queen Marie Antoinette.
  • Blue Mosque, Yerevan.
  • Façade of Theatine Church, Munich, designed by François de Cuvilliés, is completed by his son.
  • Reconstruction of Puerta del Sol in Madrid and construction of Real Casa de Correos (post office) there, both begun by Ventura Rodríguez, are completed by Jaime Marquet.
  • Events

  • Work begins on Monticello near Charlottesville, Virginia, designed by Thomas Jefferson.
  • Duchal House, Scotland, extended.
  • In Bath, England, St James' Church is designed by John Palmer of Bath (between 1768-1769).
  • Potseluev Bridge, St Petersburg, Russia, reconstructed to accommodate horse traffic.
  • Architects Domenico Merlini and Szymon Bogumił Zug are ennobled in Poland.
  • Births

  • April 12 - John Sanders, architect, first pupil of Sir John Soane (died 1826)
  • May 11 - David Hamilton, Glasgow architect (died 1843)
  • Deaths

  • February 8 - George Dance the Elder, City of London surveyor and architect (born 1695)
  • March 11 - Giovanni Battista Vaccarini, Sicilian Baroque architect (born 1702)
  • April 14 - François de Cuvilliés, Walloon-born Bavarian architect (born 1695)
  • References

    1768 in architecture Wikipedia


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