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1857 in architecture

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1857 in architecture

The year 1857 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • September 17 - Official opening of the Municipal Theatre of Santiago, Chile.
  • Buildings completed

  • Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States, designed by George Meade.
  • Ahırkapı Feneri (lighthouse), Istanbul, Turkey, designed by French engineers.
  • Britannia Music Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, designed by Thomas Gildard and H. M. McFarlane.
  • Old Town Hall, Silkeborg, Denmark, designed by H. C. Zeltner.
  • Schwerin Palace, Mecklenburg, largely designed by Georg Adolf Demmler.
  • Pont Saint-Michel, Paris, France, designed by Paul-Martin Gallocher de Lagalisserie and Paul Vaudrey.
  • Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde, Paris, France, completed by Théodore Ballu to the design of Franz Christian Gau.
  • All Saints' Church, Maidenhead, England, designed and with murals painted by George Edmund Street, with associated school.
  • Museum, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, designed by Thomas Deane and Benjamin Woodward.
  • Zeldenrust, Zuidbarge smock mill, Netherlands.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Owen Jones.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Joseph Heim.
  • Events

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) founded.
  • Births

  • January 18 - William Lethaby, English Arts and Crafts architect and designer (died 1931)
  • May 28 - Charles Voysey, English Arts and Crafts designer and domestic architect (died 1941)
  • July 4 - John Campbell, Scottish architect (d. 1942)
  • August 12 - Marc Camoletti, Swiss architect (d. 1940)
  • September 1 - W. D. Caröe, English ecclesiastical architect (d. 1938)
  • Deaths

  • March 19 - William Henry Playfair, English-born neoclassical architect working in New Town, Edinburgh (born 1790)
  • December 9 - Thomas Oliver, English neoclassical architect working in Newcastle upon Tyne (born 1791)
  • References

    1857 in architecture Wikipedia

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