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1867 in architecture

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1867 in architecture

The year 1867 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

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Events

  • May 12 — Construction work begins on Toluca Cathedral in Mexico.
  • May 20 — Queen Victoria lays the foundation stone for the Royal Albert Hall in London, designed by Captain Francis Fowke and Colonel H. Y. Darracott Scott.
  • Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete.
  • Ildefons Cerdà publishes Teoría General de la Urbanización ("General Theory of Urbanization").
  • The United States Congress directs the United States Army Corps of Engineers to begin improvements on the Navigation Structures at Frankfort Harbor, Michigan.
  • Buildings opened

  • January 1 — The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge in Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky, United States
  • May 11 — St Nedelya Church, Sofia, Bulgaria (rebuilt)
  • July 30 — Kvæfjord Church, Norway, designed by Jacob Wilhelm Nordan
  • July 31 — St Giles Church, Willenhall, England (consecrated)
  • September 27 — Zagreb Synagogue (consecrated)
  • Buildings completed

  • Russian-American Building No. 29, Sitka, Alaska
  • Grande halle de la Villette (abattoir), Paris, France, designed by Jules de Mérindol and Louis-Adolphe Janvier
  • Awards

  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal — Charles Texier.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture — Émile Bénard.
  • Births

  • March 10 — Hector Guimard, French Art Nouveau architect (died 1942)
  • June 8 — Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, interior designer, writer and educator (died 1959)
  • June 22 — John A. Pearson, English-born Canadian architect (died 1940)
  • November 24 — Detmar Blow, English Arts and Crafts architect (died 1939)
  • Francis Rattenbury, English-born Canadian architect (murdered 1935)
  • Deaths

  • March 25 — Jakob Ignaz Hittorff, Franco-German architect, who supervised changes at Palais Beauharnais in Paris (born 1792)
  • April 18 — Robert Smirke, English Greek Revival architect (born 1780)
  • References

    1867 in architecture Wikipedia


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