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1837 in architecture

The year 1837 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings

  • June 10 - Galerie des Batailles at the Palace of Versailles in France, designed by Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine with Frédéric Nepveu, is opened.
  • July 13 - Christ Church, St Pancras, London, designed by James Pennethorne, is consecrated.
  • July 20 - Euston railway station, the first main line station in London, is opened, incorporating the Euston Arch designed by Philip Hardwick (demolished 1961).
  • "Great Stove" or Conservatory at Chatsworth House in England, designed by Joseph Paxton, is begun; it is the largest glass building in the world at this time (demolished 1923).
  • Major reconstruction of Penrhyn Castle in North Wales by Thomas Hopper is largely completed.
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Jean-Baptiste Guenepin.
  • Events

  • January 11 - The Royal Institute of British Architects in London (RIBA) is granted its royal charter.
  • January 20 - Death of English neo-classical architect Sir John Soane gives effect to the creation of his London house as Sir John Soane's Museum.
  • Births

  • 28 May - George Ashlin, Irish architect (died 1921)
  • 4 June - Jean-Louis Pascal, French architect (died 1920)
  • 15 December - George B. Post, American architect (died 1913)
  • Deaths

  • January 20 - Sir John Soane, English architect (born 1753)
  • References

    1837 in architecture Wikipedia


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