|Covid-19|Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, designed by John Soane as the first purpose-built public art gallery, is completed and opened.
The Second Bank of the United States, in Philadelphia, designed by William Strickland, starts to operate.
In Nassau, Bahamas, the lighthouse on Hog Island is built, replacing that at Fort Pincastle (built in 1793).
Church of St. James the Great, Sedgley, in the Black Country of England, designed by Thomas Lee, is completed although not opened until 1823.
Thomas Rickman - An Attempt to discriminate the Styles of English Architecture from the Conquest to the Reformation, the first systematic treatise on Gothic architecture.
Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Antoine Garnaud.
January 6 - James Joseph McCarthy, Irish architect (died 1882)
April 9 - Alexander Thomson, Scottish Greek Revival architect (died 1875)
April 15 - John Raphael Rodrigues Brandon, English Gothic Revival architect (died 1877)
May 19 - George John Vulliamy, English architect (died 1886)
Thomas Thomas, Welsh chapel architect and minister (died 1888)
July 19 - John Palmer, English architect working in Bath (born c.1738)
September 8 - John Carter, English draughtsman and architect (born 1748)
November 5 - Carl Haller von Hallerstein, German-born architect and archaeologist (born 1774)
1817 in architecture Wikipedia
The year 1817 in architecture involved some significant events.