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1848 in architecture

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1848 in architecture

The year 1848 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings

  • April 8 - Newmarket railway station in Suffolk, England is opened.
  • May 1 - Stamford railway station in Lincolnshire, England, designed by Sancton Wood, is opened.
  • June 19 - Monkwearmouth railway station in north-east England, designed by Thomas Moore, is opened.
  • October 9 - Stoke-on-Trent railway station in north Staffordshire, England, designed by H. A. Hunt, is opened.
  • October 12 - Gobowen railway station in Shropshire, England, designed by Thomas Mainwaring Penson, is opened.
  • October 25 - Cochituate Aqueduct, feeding Boston, Massachusetts, is completed; its gatehouses contain the earliest surviving wrought-iron roof structures and cast-iron staircases in the United States.
  • November 1 - Mortimer railway station in Berkshire, England, designed by I. K. Brunel, is opened.
  • November 20 - St. Michael's Cathedral (Sitka, Alaska) is completed.
  • The Palm house at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London), designed by architect Decimus Burton and iron-founder Richard Turner, is completed and opened.
  • The Thorvaldsen Museum of sculpture in Copenhagen, designed by Michael Gottlieb Bindesbøll, is opened.
  • The Sofiensaal in Vienna, converted into a ballroom by Eduard van der Nüll and August Sicard von Sicardsburg, is inaugurated.
  • Construction of Cisternoni of Livorno in Italy, designed by Pasquale Poccianti, concludes with completion of Cisternino di città.
  • Events

  • Joseph-Louis Lambot develops ferrocement, the forerunner of reinforced concrete.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Charles Robert Cockerell.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Charles Garnier.
  • Births

  • William Frame, English architect working in Wales (died 1906)
  • Luigi Manini, Italian architect and set designer working in Portugal (died 1936)
  • Deaths

  • Thomas Duff, Irish ecclesiastical architect (born 1792)
  • References

    1848 in architecture Wikipedia


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