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1816 in architecture

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1816 in architecture

The year 1816 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • February - Carl Ludvig Engel is appointed architect for the reconstruction of Helsinki.
  • In Paris, the Académie royale d'architecture merges with the Académie de peinture et de sculpture (the French Academy) to become the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, the French National School of Fine Arts.
  • Buildings

  • First Church of Christ, Lancaster, Massachusetts, designed by Charles Bulfinch, is built.
  • Karlsruhe Stadtkirche (Baden), designed by Friedrich Weinbrenner, is completed.
  • Greater Church of the Ascension in Moscow, attributed to Matvey Kazakov or Ivan Starov, is completed.
  • Stone Church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, designed by Shangin, is completed about this date.
  • Circular church of San Francesco di Paola (Naples) is completed.
  • St Andrew's Church, Glasgow, Scotland (Roman Catholic), designed by James Gillespie Graham, is completed.
  • Wellington Rooms, Liverpool, England, designed by Edmund Aikin, are completed.
  • Fredericksburg Town Hall and Market Square in Virginia are completed.
  • Lancaster County Lunatic Asylum in England, designed by Thomas Standen, is opened.
  • South Wing of Sydney Hospital in Australia is completed.
  • Berkshire County Courthouse, Lenox, Massachusetts, is completed.
  • Théâtre des Funambules in Paris is built.
  • Lord Hill's Column in Shrewsbury, England, designed by Edward Haycock, Sr. and Thomas Harrison, is completed.
  • Tenantry Column in Alnwick, England, designed by David Stephenson, is erected.
  • Vauxhall Bridge, originally known as Regent Bridge, crossing the River Thames in central London, designed by James Walker, is opened; it is replaced in 1895-1906.
  • Richmond Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland, designed by James Savage, is opened.
  • The Ha'penny Bridge (Wellington Bridge), crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland, is erected.
  • Spider Bridge at Falls of Schuylkill in Pennsylvania is erected by ironmakers Josiah White and Erskine Hazard, the first wire-cable suspension bridge in history.
  • Design of Bahu Begum ka Maqbara in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh by Darab Ali Khan.
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Lucien Van Cleemputte.
  • Births

  • July 11 - Frans-Andries Durlet, Belgian architect and sculptor (died 1867)
  • August 9 - Patrick Keely, Irish-American architect based in Brooklyn (died 1896)
  • August 29 - Gridley James Fox Bryant, Boston architect and builder (died 1899)
  • Deaths

  • April 3 - Thomas Machin, English-born canal builder and military engineer in the United States (born 1744)
  • References

    1816 in architecture Wikipedia

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