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1873 in architecture

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1873 in architecture

The year 1873 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • Weltausstellung 1873 Wien, a world's fair in Vienna, is staged with the Rotunde as centrepiece. Architect for the exposition is Karl von Hasenauer, who is created Freiherr for his services.
  • Buildings opened

  • May 5 - Midland Grand Hotel in London, England, is substantially completed and opened, the largest hotel in the world at this time.
  • August 22 - Garrett Theatre, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal.
  • September 2 - The Berlin Victory Column in Berlin, Germany.
  • September 29 - Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Buildings completed

  • Ørskog Church, Norway, by Jacob Wilhelm Nordan.
  • Rua Augusta Arch in Lisbon, built to commemorate the city's reconstruction after the 1755 earthquake.
  • Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, designed by H.H. Richardson.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Thomas Henry Wyatt
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Marcel Lambert
  • Births

  • February 2 - Oskar Kaufmann, Hungarian-Jewish architect (died 1956)
  • August 20 - Eliel Saarinen, Finnish art deco architect (died 1950)
  • November 10 - David Lynn, US architect, Architect of the Capitol 1923-1954 (died 1961)
  • date unknown - Salvador Valeri i Pupurull, Catalan architect (died 1954)
  • Deaths

  • May 2 - Samuel Sanders Teulon, English Gothic Revival architect (born 1812)
  • date unknown - Sampson Kempthorne, English architect and workhouse designer also practising in New Zealand (born 1809)
  • References

    1873 in architecture Wikipedia

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