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1878 in architecture

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1878 in architecture

The year 1878 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings

  • Work begins on the Herrenchiemsee in Bavaria, designed by Georg Dollman.
  • The Semperoper in Dresden, designed by Gottfried Semper, is completed.
  • The Tower House, Kensington, designed by William Burges for himself, is completed.
  • The White House and No. 1 Tite Street, Chelsea, London, designed by Edward William Godwin, are completed.
  • The Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan is completed.
  • Construction begins on the Indiana Statehouse Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Alfred Waterhouse.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Victor Laloux.
  • Developments

  • Thaddeus Hyatt introduces a patent for reinforced concrete to the United States.
  • Births

  • May 3 - Ralph Knott, English architect (died 1929)
  • May 21 - Arthur Joseph Davis, English Beaux-Arts architect and interior designer (died 1951)
  • June 24 - James Walter Chapman-Taylor, New Zealand Arts and Crafts domestic architect (died 1958)
  • September 29 - Mārtiņš Nukša, Latvian architect and diplomat (executed 1942)
  • Violet Morris, English architect (died 1958)
  • Deaths

  • March 27 - Sir George Gilbert Scott, English Gothic revival architect (born 1811)
  • References

    1878 in architecture Wikipedia


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