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1774 in architecture

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1774 in architecture

The year 1774 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, Maryland, designed by William Buckland is begun and largely completed before the architect's death, the only surviving example of American colonial architecture based on a design by Palladio.
  • Original construction of Château de Bénouville in Normandy, designed by Claude Nicolas Ledoux is completed.
  • Royal Crescent in Bath, England, designed by John Wood, the Younger is completed.
  • Dundas House in New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, designed by William Chambers, is completed.
  • Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire, England is completed (much later and after reconstruction the private country home of Anne, Princess Royal).
  • Clifton House, Belfast in the north of Ireland, a poorhouse designed by Mr Cooley, is opened.
  • Włodawa Synagogue in Poland is completed.
  • Basilica church of Santissima Annunziata Maggiore, Naples, designed by Luigi Vanvitelli and completed by his son Carlo, is consecrated.
  • Ermita de Santa Ana overlooking Chiclana de la Frontera in the Spanish province of Cádiz, designed by Torcuato Cayón, is completed.
  • Monastery of San Francisco, Lima, Peru, consecrated in 1673, is completed.
  • Construction of Real Felipe Fortress at Callao near Lima, Peru, begun to the design of Louis Godin in 1747, is concluded.
  • Vaults and choir of Vannes Cathedral in Brittany are completed.
  • English Bridge over the River Severn in Shrewsbury, England, designed by John Gwynn, is completed.
  • Marble Bridge at Tsarskoye Selo in Russia is erected.
  • Work ceases on the Palace of Versailles in France.
  • Births

  • April 29 - David Hoadley, American architect (died 1839)
  • November 8 - Robert Reid, Scottish royal architect (died 1856)
  • Late(?) - David Laing, English architect (died 1856)
  • James O'Donnell, Anglo-Irish architect working in North America (died 1830)
  • 1774/5 - William Atkinson, English Gothic country house architect (died 1839)
  • Deaths

  • January 9 - Jacques-François Blondel, French architect and teacher (born 1705)
  • January 28 - Antonio Galli Bibiena, Italian architect (born 1700)
  • June 20 - Joshua Kirby, English landscape painter, engraver, writer, topographical draughtsman and architect (born 1716)
  • October 15 - Prince Dmitry Ukhtomsky, chief architect of Moscow (born 1719)
  • November/December - William Buckland, English-born architect in the American colonies (born 1734)
  • References

    1774 in architecture Wikipedia

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