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1787 in architecture

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1787 in architecture

The year 1787 in architecture involved some significant events in architectural history.



  • The Hameau de Chantilly, a group of cottages, is constructed by Bathilde d'Orléans, Duchess of Bourbon, in the gardens of the Élysée Palace in Paris, in imitation of a village at the Château de Chantilly, her principal residence.
  • Buildings

  • In Charleston, SC, the Unitarian Universalist Church is built (a National Historic Landmark).
  • In Bedford, New York, the Court House in Bedford Village is built (renovated in the 1960s).
  • In White Plains, NY, the second courthouse is built, on the foundation of the first (1759) courthouse.
  • In Philadelphia, PA, the Morris House Hotel is built.
  • In Jefferson County, Ohio, Fort Steuben is built and houses the first American Army Regiment.
  • In Saint Petersburg (Russia), the Hermitage Theatre, designed by Giacomo Quarenghi, is completed.
  • In suburban Vienna, the Theater auf der Wieden, designed by Andreas Zach, is built and opened.
  • The Royal Pavilion, at Brighton (England) is established as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales.
  • The Church of La Soledad, Mexico City, designed by Father Gregorio Pérez Cancio with the help of architects Cayetano de Sigüenza, Ildefonso Iniesta Bejarano, Francisco Antonio de Guerrero y Torres and Ignacio Castera, is completed.
  • The Al-Nabi Mosque, Qazvin (Persia), probably designed by Ustad Mirza Shirazi, is built.
  • The Qingshui Temple in Taipei (Taiwan) is built.
  • Dome of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita in Bologna (Italy), designed by Giuseppe Tubertini, is completed.
  • Births

  • January 26 - Aleksandr Vitberg, Russian Neoclassical architect (died 1855)
  • November 26 - Pascal Coste, French architect and engineer working in Egypt (died 1879)
  • date unknown
  • Ignatius Bonomi, English architect (died 1870)
  • John Dobson, English architect (died 1865)
  • Deaths

  • April 7 - Sir Nigel Gresley, 6th Baronet, builder of Sir Nigel Gresley's Canal (born c.1727)
  • May 8 - Antonio Brianti, Italian architect (born 1739)
  • References

    1787 in architecture Wikipedia

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