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1870 in architecture

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1870 in architecture

The year 1870 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • January 6 - The Musikverein in Vienna, designed by Theophil Hansen, is inaugurated.
  • May 1 - Equitable Life Building (New York City), designed by Arthur Gilman and Edward H. Kendall, with George B. Post as a consulting engineer, is completed. The 7-storey building is the first office block to incorporate passenger elevators, hydraulic examples by the Elisha Otis company.
  • June 23 - Keble College, Oxford, designed by William Butterfield, is opened.
  • August 9 - Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia is opened.
  • November - University of Glasgow new campus building, designed by George Gilbert Scott, is opened.
  • Perth Town Hall in Australia, designed by Richard Roach Jewell and James Manning, is completed.
  • David Sassoon Library in Bombay, designed by J. Campbell and G. E. Gosling, is completed.
  • Khotan Mosque in China is built.
  • Approximate date - Les Halles markets in Paris, designed by Victor Baltard, completed.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Benjamin Ferrey.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Albert-Félix-Théophile Thomas.
  • Births

  • April 17 - Max Berg, German architect and urban planner (died 1947)
  • December 10 - Adolf Loos, Austrian-Czech Modernist architect (died 1933).
  • December 15 - Josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect and designer (died 1965)
  • Deaths

  • January 2 - Ignatius Bonomi, English architect and surveyor (born 1787)
  • February 15 - William Burn, pioneer of the Scottish Baronial style (born 1789)
  • March 24 - Ferdinand Stadler, Swiss architect (born 1813)
  • c. May - John Skipton Mulvany, Irish architect (born 1813)
  • October 8 - Félix Duban, French architect (born 1798)
  • December 28 - Philip Hardwick, English architect particularly associated with railway stations and warehouses in London (born 1792)
  • References

    1870 in architecture Wikipedia

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