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1864 in architecture

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1864 in architecture

The year 1864 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • Martin & Chamberlain begin their partnership in Birmingham, England.
  • December 8 - The Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, England, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1831 and completed as a memorial to him by William Henry Barlow and John Hawkshaw, is opened to traffic. For the occasion, it is lit by magnesium flares but they are blown out by the wind.
  • Buildings opened

  • June 5 - Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille, France, designed by Henri-Jacques Esp√©randieu (consecrated).
  • June 23 - Grande synagogue de Lyon, France, designed by Abraham Hirsch.
  • Buildings completed

  • Northampton Guildhall in England, designed by E. W. Godwin.
  • Oriel Chambers, Liverpool, England, the world's first metal-framed glass curtain walled building, designed by Peter Ellis.
  • Bridge No. 28 ("Gothic Bridge"), Central Park, New York City, designed by Calvert Vaux.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Eugene Viollet-le-Duc.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Julien Guadet and Arthur Dutert.
  • Births

  • March 12 - Henry Wilson, English architect and metalwork designer (died 1934)
  • July 12 - Carl Harald Brummer, Danish architect (died 1953)
  • September 4 - William B. Ittner, American architect based in St Louis (died 1936)
  • November 4 - Robert Lorimer, Scottish architect and furniture designer (died 1929)
  • December 21 - Ernest Gimson, English architect and furniture designer (died 1919)
  • Deaths

  • January 10 - Patrick Byrne, Irish church architect (born 1783)
  • date unknown - Thomas Mainwaring Penson, English surveyor and architect (born 1818)
  • References

    1864 in architecture Wikipedia

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