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1879 in architecture

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1879 in architecture

The year 1879 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings

  • The Linderhof Palace in Bavaria, designed by Georg Dollman is completed.
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral (Manhattan) in New York City, designed by James Renwick, Jr., is dedicated.
  • The Votive Church, Vienna, Austria, designed by Heinrich von Ferstel, is dedicated.
  • Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, designed by Richard M. Upjohn, is completed.
  • Healy Hall at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., designed by Paul J. Pelz and John L. Smithmeyer, is completed.
  • Provident Life & Trust Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, designed by Frank Furness, is completed.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Marquis de Vogue
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Victor-Auguste Blavette
  • Births

  • June 6 - Patrick Abercrombie, English town planner (died 1957)
  • September 16 - Josep Maria Jujol, Catalan architect (died 1949)
  • H. Craig Severance, American architect (died 1941)
  • Deaths

  • May 15 - Gottfried Semper, German architect (born 1803)
  • September 17 - Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect and architectural theorist (born 1814)
  • References

    1879 in architecture Wikipedia


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