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1858 in architecture

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1858 in architecture

The year 1858 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • The Hamilton Mausoleum in Scotland is completed to an 1842 design by David Hamilton by David Bryce with sculptor Alexander Handyside Ritchie.
  • Saint Isaac's Cathedral in Saint Petersburg (Russia) is completed to an 1818 design by Auguste de Montferrand.
  • Trinity Church (Oslo) in Norway, designed by Alexis de Chateauneuf and Wilhelm von Hanno, is consecrated.
  • Wesley Church, Melbourne, Australia, is opened.
  • Leopoldstädter Tempel (synagogue) in Vienna, designed by Ludwig Förster, is built.
  • Grand Synagogue of Aden is built.
  • Church of the Resurrection in Katowice (Poland) is completed.
  • Fishergate Baptist Church in Preston, Lancashire (England), designed by James Hibbert and Nathan Rainford, is completed.
  • Leeds Town Hall in Yorkshire (England), designed by Cuthbert Brodrick, is completed.
  • Ontario County Courthouse in Canandaigua, New York, is built.
  • United States Customhouse and Post Office (Bath, Maine) is built.
  • The Liverpool, London and Globe Building (insurance office) in Liverpool (England), designed by C. R. Cockerell, is completed.
  • The West of England and South Wales Bank in Bristol (England), designed by Bruce Gingell and T. R. Lysaght, is completed.
  • The rebuilt Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, designed by Edward Middleton Barry, is completed.
  • St James's Hall (concert hall), Piccadilly, London, designed by Owen Jones, is opened.
  • Hownes Gill Viaduct in County Durham, England, designed by Thomas Bouch, is opened.
  • New westwork at Speyer Cathedral (Bavaria), designed by Heinrich Hübsch, is completed.
  • Construction of Woodchester Mansion (Spring Park) in Gloucestershire, England, designed by Benjamin Bucknall, is begun; work is abandoned in the 1870s.
  • Events

  • The competition to design Central Park in New York City is won by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
  • Eugène Viollet-le-Duc begins publication of his Entretiens sur l'architecture in book form, systematizing his approach to architecture and architectural education in a method radically opposed to that of the École des Beaux-Arts, and notable for its use of drawings in axonometric projection.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Friedrich August Stüler.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Georges-Ernest Coquart.
  • Births

  • March 9 - Gustav Stickley, American furniture designer and architect (died 1942)
  • August 9 - John William Simpson, English architect (died 1933)
  • September 27 - John Bilson, English architect and architectural historian (died 1943)
  • October 30 - Wilson Eyre, American architect (died 1944)
  • December 26 - Torolf Prytz, Norwegian architect, goldsmith and Liberal politician (died 1938)
  • Leonard Stokes, English architect (died 1925)
  • Deaths

  • February 19 - Alexander Black, Scottish architect (born c.1790)
  • February 24 - Thomas Hamilton, Scottish architect (born 1784)
  • June 28 - Auguste de Montferrand, French-born architect (born 1786)
  • November 12 - Edward Cresy, English architect and civil engineer (born 1792)
  • November 14 - Benjamin Green, English architect (born 1813)
  • References

    1858 in architecture Wikipedia

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