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1838 in architecture

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1838 in architecture

The year 1838 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.


Buildings opened

  • April 8 - The British National Gallery first opens to the public in the building purpose-designed for it by William Wilkins in Trafalgar Square, London.
  • Buildings completed

  • Palazzo Gavazzi, Milan, Italy, designed by Luigi Clerichetti.
  • Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Canada, built by Scottish architect Thomas McKay.
  • Walton Hall, Cheshire, England, designed for Sir Gilbert Greenall, 1st Baronet, possibly by Edmund Sharpe.
  • Chota Imambara, Lucknow.
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Toussaint Uchard.
  • Births

  • January 23 - John James Clark, Australian architect (died 1915)
  • April 13 - J. D. Sedding, English ecclesiastical architect (died 1891)
  • May 16 - Thomas Forrester, New Zealand plasterer, draughtsman, architect and engineer (died 1907)
  • September 29 - Henry Hobson Richardson, American city architect (died 1886)
  • Deaths

  • September 5 - Charles Percier, French Neoclassical architect, interior decorator and designer (born 1764)
  • October 16 - William Vitruvius Morrison, Irish architect, son and collaborator of Sir Richard Morrison (born 1794)
  • References

    1838 in architecture Wikipedia

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