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1829 in architecture

The year 1829 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings

  • The General Post Office building in St Martins-le-Grand in the City of London, designed by Robert Smirke, is completed (replaced c.1912).
  • Work begins on the Travellers' Club in London, designed by Charles Barry.
  • Hospicio Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico, designed by Manuel Tolsá, is completed.
  • The new building of the Royal High School, Edinburgh, Scotland on Calton Hill, designed by Thomas Hamilton, is opened.
  • Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, designed by John Haviland, is opened.
  • Central Congregational Church (Eastport, Maine) is built.
  • St Peter's Church, Hammersmith, London, designed by Edward Lapidge, is consecrated.
  • The Oratory, Liverpool, England, designed by John Foster, is built.
  • Construction of the National Monument of Scotland in Edinburgh, designed by Charles Robert Cockerell and William Henry Playfair, is abandoned due to funds being exhausted, leaving only a row of Doric columns supporting the entablature.
  • Cromer Hall in England, designed by William Donthorne, is built.
  • Octagon House (Columbus, Georgia) is built.
  • Sferisterio di Macerata in Italy, designed by Ireneo Aleandri, is completed.
  • Construction of Cisternoni of Livorno in Italy, designed by Pasquale Poccianti, begins (completed 1848).
  • Kvitsøy Lighthouse in Norway is built.
  • Carrollton Viaduct on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, designed by James Lloyd, is completed.
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Simon-Claude Constant-Dufeux.
  • Births

  • February 8 - Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer, French architect (died 1914)
  • March 4 - Hermann Ende, German architect (died 1907)
  • March 6 - Arthur Blomfield, English architect (died 1899)
  • June 18 - Edmund George Lind, English-born American architect (died 1909)
  • Charles Babcock, American architect (died 1913)
  • George Corson, Scottish-born architect working in Leeds (died 1910)
  • William Henry Lynn, Irish architect (died 1915)
  • William Martin, English architect working in Birmingham (died 1900)
  • Deaths

  • March 14 - Francis Johnston, Irish architect (born 1760)
  • March 29 - Thomas Harrison, English architect and bridge engineer (born 1744)
  • November 1 - George Allen Underwood, English architect working in Cheltenham (born 1793)
  • References

    1829 in architecture Wikipedia


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