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1806 in architecture

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1806 in architecture

The year 1806 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • January 30 – The original span of the Lower Trenton Bridge over the Delaware River in the United States is opened.
  • August 15 – Construction work starts on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte from Jean Chalgrin. Also this year a competition for design of a Temple de la Gloire de la Grande Armée is won by Claude Étienne de Beaumont but Napoleon instead commissions Pierre-Alexandre Vignon to construct what will become La Madeleine, Paris.
  • December 1 – The Olympic Theatre opens in Drury Lane, London.
  • December 6 – The African Meeting House (Boston, Massachusetts), designed by Asher Benjamin, is dedicated.
  • The Old West Church (Boston, Massachusetts), designed by Asher Benjamin, is built.
  • The Circular Congregational Church in Charleston, South Carolina, designed by Robert Mills, is completed.
  • The Basílica del Juramento de San Rafael in Córdoba, Andalusia, is completed.
  • Iglesia de la Inmaculada in Heredia, Costa Rica, is completed at about this date.
  • Latrobe Gate to Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, is completed.
  • Gore Place, Waltham, Massachusetts, probably incorporating designs by Joseph-Guillaume Legrand, is completed.
  • Württembergisches Palais in Regensburg, Bavaria, is completed by Emanuel Herigoyen.
  • New Sloswicke's Hospital in Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, is built.
  • The Admiralty building, Saint Petersburg is designed by Andreyan Zakharov; it will be completed in 1823 after his death.
  • Demolition of al-Baqi.
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Jean-Baptiste Desdeban.
  • Births

  • April 9 – Isambard Kingdom Brunel, English civil engineer (died 1859)
  • October 14 – Niels Sigfred Nebelong, Danish historicist architect (died 1871)
  • November 23 – Philipp Hoffmann, German architect and builder (died 1889)
  • Deaths

  • June 17 – Henry Holland, English architect to the British aristocracy (born 1745)
  • November 18 – Claude Nicolas Ledoux, French neoclassical architect (born 1736)
  • References

    1806 in architecture Wikipedia

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