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1856 in architecture

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1856 in architecture

The year 1856 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

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Buildings opened

  • February - State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, designed by Joseph Reed
  • May 15 - Rumeli Feneri, Istanbul, Turkey
  • August 31 - The Esztergom Basilica in Hungary, designed by Pál Kühnel and József Hild (consecrated)
  • November 1 - Stamford Water Street railway station in Lincolnshire, England, designed by William Hurst.
  • Buildings completed

  • Debating chambers of Parliament House, Melbourne, Australia, designed by General Charles Pasley
  • Landherrnamt, Bremen, Germany, designed by Alexander Schröder in the Neo-Romanesque style
  • Walnut Hall, Toronto, Canada, designed by John Tully as O'Donohoe Row (demolished 2007)
  • Events

  • Future English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy is apprenticed to architect James Hicks in Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - William Tite.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Edmond Guillaume.
  • Births

  • January 21 - Gustaf Nyström, Finnish architect (died 1917)
  • February 12 - Hendrik Petrus Berlage, Dutch architect (died 1934)
  • August 5 - Axel Berg, Danish architect (died 1929)
  • September 3 - Louis Sullivan, American architect, "father of skyscrapers" (died 1924)
  • December 20 - Reginald Blomfield, English architect (died 1942)
  • date unknown - Eugène Vallin, French architect, furniture designer and manufacturer (died 1922)
  • Deaths

  • March 20 - Robert Reid, King's architect and surveyor for Scotland from 1827 to 1839 (born 1884)
  • March 27 - David Laing, British architect (born 1774)
  • References

    1856 in architecture Wikipedia


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