|Covid-19|Work begins on the building of the Church of the Holy Angels, Hoar Cross, Staffordshire, England, designed by George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner.
July - The Albert Memorial in London, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, is opened by Queen Victoria.
December 12 - Church of San Agustin, Laredo, Texas, is opened
The Ancoats Hospital, an enlargement of the existing building, in Manchester, England, designed by Lewis and Crawcroft, begins construction.
Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain (nearly two hundred years after it was begun).
St Mary Magdalene, Paddington, London, designed by George Edmund Street, originally completed.
St. Matthew's German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Charleston, South Carolina, designed by John Henry Devereux, dedicated.
The Egyptian Halls, a pioneering iron-framed commercial building in Glasgow designed by Alexander Thomson.
Palacio Federal Legislativo, Caracas, Venezuela, designed by Luciano Urdaneta.
Royal Gold Medal - Friedrich von Schmidt.
Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Louis Bernier.
January 8 - Antonio Palacios, Spanish architect (died 1945)
January 20 - Julia Morgan, California-based architect (died 1957)
January 23 - Jože Plečnik, Slovene architect (died 1957)
February 9 - Charles Klauder, American architect known for university buildings (died 1938)
May 26 - Zachary Taylor Davis, Chicago architect (died 1946)
June 22 - Frederick Marrable, first Chief Architect of the Metropolitan Board of Works (London) (born 1819)
February 20 - Andrew Petrie, builder, architect and Australian pioneer (born 1798)
December 14 - Robert Richardson Banks, English architect, partner of Charles Barry, Jr. (born 1812)
December 17 - William Slater, London-based architect (born 1819)
1872 in architecture Wikipedia
The year 1872 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.