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1817 in architecture

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1817 in architecture

The year 1817 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings

  • 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.
  • Publications

  • Thomas Rickman - An Attempt to discriminate the Styles of English Architecture from the Conquest to the Reformation, the first systematic treatise on Gothic architecture.
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Antoine Garnaud.
  • Births

  • 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)
  • Deaths

  • 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)
  • References

    1817 in architecture Wikipedia


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