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1840 in architecture

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1840 in architecture

The year 1840 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • 27 April - The foundation stone of the new Palace of Westminster in London is laid as its reconstruction to a design by Charles Barry following a fire in 1834 begins (completed in 1860).
  • 30 September - Foundation of Nelson's Column, designed by William Railton, laid in London, Trafalgar Square being laid out and paved around it during the year.
  • Buildings opened

  • 11 May - Wingfield railway station in England, designed by Francis Thompson, is opened.
  • 31 August - Bristol Temple Meads railway station in England, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is opened.
  • July Column, Place de la Bastille, Paris, designed by Jean-Antoine Alavoine and Joseph-Louis Duc, erected, incorporating Auguste Dumont's Génie de la Liberté and bas-reliefs by Antoine-Louis Barye and others.
  • Khaplu Palace built.
  • Old Patent Office Building, Washington D.C., United States completed by Robert Mills.
  • Forglen House, Scotland, designed by John Smith, is completed at about this date.
  • Awards

  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Théodore Ballu.
  • Births

  • January 11 - Robert Chisholm, English-born architect working in British India; proponent of the Indo-Saracenic style (died 1915)
  • J. M. Brydon, Scottish-born architect working in London (died 1901)
  • Deaths

  • February 18 - Sir Jeffry Wyatville, English architect and garden designer (born 1766)
  • May 4 - Carl Ludvig Engel, German Empire style architect (born 1778)
  • References

    1840 in architecture Wikipedia

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