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1779 in architecture

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1779 in architecture

The year 1779 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings

  • St Paul's Square, Birmingham, England.
  • South façade of Stowe House, England, completed in the neoclassical style based on a design by Robert Adam.
  • Robert Adam completes his remodelling of Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath, London.
  • New Church of Ireland Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, designed by John Roberts, completed.
  • Fridericianum in Kassel (Hesse), designed by Simon Louis du Ry, completed.
  • Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans, designed by Claude Nicolas Ledoux, completed.
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Guy de Gisors and Père François Jacques Lannoy.
  • Births

  • April 10 - James Savage, English architect (died 1852)
  • Edward Lapidge, English architect (died 1860)
  • Deaths

  • September 30 - Johan Christian Conradi, German-Danish master builder and architect (born 1709)
  • November 9 - Carl Johan Cronstedt, Swedish architect and inventor (born 1709)
  • Giuseppe Bonici, Maltese architect and military engineer (born 1707)
  • Thomas Ivory, English builder and architect working in Norwich (born 1709)
  • Richard Taliaferro, American architect working in Williamsburg, Virginia (born c.1705)
  • References

    1779 in architecture Wikipedia


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