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1855 in architecture

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1855 in architecture

The year 1855 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • October 15 - The second of the Prussia Columns is inaugurated, on the 60th birthday of their instigator, King Frederick William IV of Prussia.
  • Buildings completed

  • The Palais de l'Industrie for the Exposition Universelle in Paris, France, mainly designed by the architect Jean-Marie-Victor Viel and the engineer Alexis Barrault.
  • Église Saint-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile in Paris, designed by Louis-Auguste Boileau, is completed.
  • Church of St John the Evangelist, Preston, Lancashire, England, designed by E. H. Shellard, is completed.
  • The Old Stone Church (Cleveland, Ohio) in the United States, designed by Charles Heard and Simeon Porter.
  • Church of Saint Bartholomew, Brugherio in Italy, rebuilt to the design of Giacomo Moraglia, is completed.
  • St Mary's Cathedral, Killarney, Ireland (Roman Catholic), to the design of Augustus Pugin following his death.
  • The Victoria Tower of the Palace of Westminster in London, England, as The King's Tower, designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin.
  • The original Smithsonian Institution Building in Washington, D.C., to the 1846 design of James Renwick, Jr.
  • Fremantle Prison in Western Australia, opened.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Jacques Ignace Hittorff.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture - Honoré Daumet.
  • Births

  • May 12 - Alfred Gelder, English architect and politician active in Kingston upon Hull (died 1941)
  • November 24 - Thomas Sully, self-trained American architect (died 1939)
  • Deaths

  • March 3 - Robert Mills, American architect, designer of the Washington Monument (born 1781)
  • March 11 - James Gillespie Graham, Scottish architect (born 1776)
  • March 27 - Richard Cromwell Carpenter, English ecclesiastical architect (born 1812)
  • September 12 - John McCurdy, Irish architect, official architect to Trinity College, Dublin (born 1824)
  • December 20 - Thomas Cubitt, English master builder (born 1785)
  • References

    1855 in architecture Wikipedia

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