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1872 in architecture

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1872 in architecture

The year 1872 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • Work begins on the building of the Church of the Holy Angels, Hoar Cross, Staffordshire, England, designed by George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner.
  • Buildings opened

  • 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.
  • Buildings completed

  • 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.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Friedrich von Schmidt.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Louis Bernier.
  • Births

  • 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)
  • Deaths

  • 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)
  • References

    1872 in architecture Wikipedia

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