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1839 in architecture

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1839 in architecture

The year 1839 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • May - Cambridge Camden Society is established in England by John Mason Neale, Alexander Hope and Benjamin Webb to promote Gothic architecture; also this year the Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society is founded as the Society for Promoting the Study of Gothic Architecture.
  • Buildings completed

  • Ponce Cathedral, Puerto Rico
  • St Mary's Church, Derby, England (Roman Catholic), designed by Augustus Pugin
  • St Francis Xavier Church, Hereford, England (Roman Catholic), designed by Charles Day
  • Upper Brook Street Chapel, Manchester, England (Unitarian), designed by Charles Barry
  • Halifax County Courthouse (Virginia), designed by Dabney Cosby
  • Old Customshouse (Erie, Pennsylvania), designed by William Kelly
  • Lyceum (Alexandria, Virginia)
  • Åbo Svenska Teater, Åbo (Turku), Finland
  • Pulkovo Observatory, Russia
  • Söderarm, lighthouse, Sweden
  • Nine Elms railway station, London, designed by William Tite
  • Avon, Maidenhead and Moulsford Railway Bridges on the Great Western Railway of England, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  • Queen's Tower (Sheffield), England, a house designed by Woodhead & Hurst
  • Wrest Park near Silsoe, Bedfordshire, England, a house designed by Thomas de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey, for himself
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Hector Lefuel.
  • Births

  • May 17 - Alexander Davidson, Scottish architect active in Australia (died 1908)
  • June 13 - Ernest George, English architect and painter (died 1922)
  • November 12 - Frank Furness, American architect (died 1912)
  • Deaths

  • January 24 - Michele Cachia, Maltese architect and military engineer (born 1760)
  • May 22 - William Atkinson, English Gothic Revival country house architect (born 1774/5)
  • August 31 - William Wilkins, English architect, classical scholar and archaeologist (born 1778)
  • November 15 - Giocondo Albertolli, Swiss-born architect, painter and sculptor active in Italy (born 1743)
  • References

    1839 in architecture Wikipedia

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