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1789 in architecture

The year 1789 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings

  • The main block of the Grand Pump Room, Bath, England, is begun by Thomas Baldwin.
  • Cross Bath, in Bath, England, is rebuilt by Thomas Baldwin at about this date.
  • Buxton Crescent in Buxton, Derbyshire, England, designed by John Carr, is completed
  • New house at Newliston near Edinburgh, Scotland, designed by Robert Adam.
  • The Moscow Gostiny Dvor is designed by Giacomo Quarenghi, the favourite architect of Catherine the Great.
  • The rebuilt Prince Vladimir Church, Saint Petersburg, is completed to the designs of Ivan Starov.
  • All Saints' Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, designed by David Stevenson, is consecrated.
  • The First Methodist Church in Rhode Island is built, with a 160-foot spire.
  • The octagonal Old Stordal Church in Norway, designed by the late priest Ebbe Carsten Tønder, is built.
  • Congress Hall, Philadelphia, designed by Samuel Lewis, is completed as the county courthouse.
  • Philosophical Hall, Philadelphia, is completed for the American Philosophical Society.
  • The Boydell Shakespeare Gallery in London, designed by George Dance the Younger, is opened.
  • The Piață Mică arcaded market hall in Transylvania is built.
  • Duras Castle in Limburg (Belgium), designed by G. Henry, is completed.
  • The Alma Plantation Sugar Mill in Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, is built.
  • New peers' entrance to the Irish Houses of Parliament in Dublin, designed by James Gandon, is completed.
  • The Public Library, Ladyshadow in the virtual city of Zanpo is built by Lord William de Shadow.
  • Births

  • December 20 - William Burn, pioneer of the Scottish Baronial style (died 1870)
  • Matthew Habershon, English architect (died 1852)
  • Deaths

  • June 14 - Tommaso Temanza, Italian Neoclassical architect and author (born 1705)
  • August 7 - William Edwards, Welsh Methodist minister, stonemason, architect and bridge engineer, best known for the Old Bridge, Pontypridd (born 1719)
  • November 28 - Friedrich August Krubsacius, German architect and architectural theoretician (born 1718)
  • References

    1789 in architecture Wikipedia


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