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1881 in architecture

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1881 in architecture

The year 1881 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • Alþingishúsið in Reykjavík, Iceland, designed by Ferdinand Meldahl, is opened to house the Althing (national parliament)
  • British Museum (Natural History) in London, England, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, is opened
  • Founder's Building at Royal Holloway College, Egham in England, designed by William Henry Crossland, is completed
  • Tweed Courthouse is completed by Leopold Eidlitz in New York City
  • The National Theatre (Prague), designed in 1865-68 by Josef Zítek, is opened officially
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - George Godwin.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Henri Deglane.
  • Births

  • March 29 - Raymond Hood, American Art Deco architect (died 1934)
  • August 2 - Walter Godfrey, English architectural historian and architect (died 1961)
  • date unknown - Nikolai Ladovsky, Russian avant-garde architect and educator, leader of the rationalist movement in 1920s architecture (died 1941)
  • Deaths

  • January 25 - Konstantin Thon, official architect of Imperial Russia during the reign of Tsar Nicholas (born 1794)
  • April 20 - William Burges, English architect and designer (born 1827)
  • December 14 - Decimus Burton, English architect and garden designer (born 1800)
  • December 18 - George Edmund Street, English architect (born 1824)
  • References

    1881 in architecture Wikipedia

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