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1836 in architecture

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1836 in architecture

The year 1836 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • January - Charles Barry wins the competition for the design of a new Palace of Westminster in London in Gothic Revival style.
  • January 26 - Lansdowne Bridge in Lansdowne, New South Wales, Australia, designed by David Lennox, is opened.
  • May 5 - St Ignatius Church, Preston, Lancashire, England, designed by Joseph John Scoles, is opened.
  • July 29 - The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, completed by Jean Chalgrin following the death of Louis-Étienne Héricart de Thury, is inaugurated.
  • October 4 - Rebuilt Christiania Theatre opens in Norway.
  • Fleetwood Customs House in England, designed by Decimus Burton, is completed.
  • Mexican Hothouse in the Jardin des Plantes, Paris, by Charles Rohault de Fleury, is completed; an early example of French glass and metal architecture.
  • Glynnwood Plantation is built in Glynn, near Pointe Coupee, Louisiana.
  • Inverness Castle, Scotland, designed by William Burn, is built.
  • Publications

  • August 4 - A. W. N. Pugin publishes his Contrasts, a treatise on the morality of Catholic Gothic architecture.
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: François-Louis-Florimond Boulanger and Jean-Jacques Clerget.
  • Births

  • March 2 - E. R. Robson, English architect specialising in schools (died 1917)
  • March 20 - James Cubitt, English architect specialising in nonconformist chapels (died 1912)
  • Deaths

  • June 7 - Henry A. Baker, Irish architect (born 1753)
  • References

    1836 in architecture Wikipedia

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