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1812 in architecture

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1812 in architecture

The year 1812 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • July 6 - The Laigh Milton Viaduct, built to carry the Kilmarnock and Troon Railway in Scotland, is officially opened.
  • October 10 - The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London, designed by Benjamin Dean Wyatt, the fourth theatre on the site, hosts its first production.
  • The original Breidenbacher Hof hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany, opens to the public. (It is destroyed by bombing in 1943 and later rebuilt at a different location.)
  • The Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly, London, designed by P. F. Robinson, is completed (demolished in 1905).
  • St. John's Cathedral (Belize City) is completed, the first church to be built in the colony of British Honduras.
  • The Flag Tower of Hanoi is completed.
  • Temple of Diana, Valtice, Moravia, designed by Joseph Hardtmuth, is built.
  • The Mahmoudiya Mosque in Jaffa, modern-day Israel, is completed.
  • Castle Cottage, Newport-on-Tay, Scotland, is built.
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Tilman-François Suys.
  • Publications

  • William Adam's Vitruvius Scoticus is published posthumously by his grandson William Adam of Blair Adam in Edinburgh.
  • Births

  • March 1 - Augustus Pugin, English Gothic Revival architect, designer, artist and critic (died 1852)
  • March 2 - Samuel Sanders Teulon, English Gothic Revival architect (died 1873)
  • September 8 - Matthew Ellison Hadfield, English Gothic Revival architect (died 1885)
  • September 13 - John McMurtry, American builder and architect (died 1890)
  • October 21 - Richard Cromwell Carpenter, English Gothic Revival architect (died 1855)
  • November 9 - Paul Abadie, French architect and building restorer (died 1884)
  • Deaths

  • January 9 bapt. - Eduard van der Nüll, Viennese architect (suicide 1868)
  • November 7 - Matvey Kazakov, Russian neoclassical architect (born 1738)
  • date unknown - Cosimo Morelli, Italian neoclassical architect (born 1732)
  • References

    1812 in architecture Wikipedia

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