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1865 in architecture

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1865 in architecture

The year 1865 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • George Gilbert Scott wins the competition to design the St Pancras railway station hotel and buildings in London.
  • Buildings completed

  • Amhuinnsuidhe Castle, Harris, Scotland, built for Charles Murray, 7th Earl of Dunmore, by David Bryce. In 2003 Amhuinnsuidhe Castle Estate purchases the castle and the fishing rights.
  • Cefn Coed Viaduct, Wales, designed by Alexander Sutherland and Henry Conybeare.
  • Government House, Brisbane, Australia, designed by Benjamin Backhouse.
  • Bataclan theatre in Paris, designed by Charles Duval.
  • Iron-framed shipping warehouses at Saint-Ouen in Paris, designed by engineer Hippolyte Fontaine.
  • Stowford and Magnolia Cottages, Stowford, Cheshire, England, designed by William Eden Nesfield.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - James Pennethorne.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Jules Machard, André Hennebicq, Gustave Huberti.
  • Births

  • April 27 - Archibald Leitch, Scottish architect, designer of football stadia (died 1939)
  • September 20 - William Weir, Scottish-born conservation architect (died 1950)
  • October 23 - Baillie Scott, British architect (died 1945)
  • November 17 - Paul Charbonnier, French architect (died 1953)
  • date unknown
  • Józef Gosławski, Polish architect (died 1904)
  • Philip Mainwaring Johnston, English architect (died 1936)
  • Deaths

  • January 8 - John Dobson, English neoclassical architect (born 1787)
  • June 8 - Joseph Paxton, English gardener, architect and Member of Parliament, best known for The Crystal Palace (born 1803)
  • December 4 - Francis Fowke, British engineer and architect (born 1823)
  • December 23 - Alan Stevenson, Scottish lighthouse engineer (born 1807)
  • References

    1865 in architecture Wikipedia

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