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1792 in architecture

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1792 in architecture

The year 1792 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings

  • May 16 - La Fenice theatre in Venice, designed by Gianantonio Selva, is inaugurated with an opera performance.
  • October 13 - Work begins on the White House, designed by James Hoban, in Washington, D.C.
  • Church of St John-at-Hackney in London, designed by James Spiller, is built.
  • Stenbock House in Tallinn, designed by Johann Caspar Mohr, is completed.
  • The Old State House (Connecticut) in Hartford is probably designed by Charles Bulfinch (his first commission for a public building).
  • Manjarabad fort in India is built.
  • Sir John Soane begins work on his house in London, which becomes the Soane Museum.
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Pierre-Charles-Joseph Normand.
  • Births

  • June 15 - Philip Hardwick, English architect (died 1870)
  • August 20 - Jakob Ignaz Hittorff, Franco-German architect who supervises changes at the Palais Beauharnais in Paris (died 1867)
  • Thomas Deane, Irish architect (died 1871)
  • Deaths

  • March 3 - Robert Adam, Scottish-born neoclassical architect and interior and furniture designer (born 1728)
  • October 28 - John Smeaton, English civil engineer (born 1724)
  • References

    1792 in architecture Wikipedia


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