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1886 in architecture

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1886 in architecture

The year 1886 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • Patrick Manogue, Sacramento's first bishop, acquires the land to build the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in the United States, designed by Bryan J. Klinch.
  • Buildings opened

  • June 30 - Founder's Building at Royal Holloway College for women, Egham, near London, designed by William Henry Crossland.
  • July - Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, designed by Christian Jank and realized by Eduard Riedel, is opened to the public, although incomplete.
  • October 28 - Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, United States, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi with engineering by Gustave Eiffel and Maurice Koechlin.
  • October 31 - Dom Luís Bridge in Porto, designed by Téophile Seyrig.
  • Buildings completed

  • Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, designed by John C. Cochrane and Alfred H. Piquenard
  • National Assembly building in Sofia, designed by Konstantin Jovanović.
  • Hotel Cecil, London, United Kingdom, designed by Perry & Reed.
  • Oulu City Hall, Finland, designed by Johan Erik Stenberg.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Charles Garnier.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Albert Louvet (First Prize & Second).
  • Births

  • March 27
  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect (died 1969)
  • Clemens Holzmeister, Austrian architect and stage designer (died 1983)
  • July 27 - Ernst May, German architect and city planner (died 1970)
  • Yehuda Magidovitch, Ukrainian-born Israeli architect (died 1961)
  • Deaths

  • April 18 - Sancton Wood, English railway station architect (born 1815)
  • April 27 - Henry Hobson Richardson, American architect (born 1838)
  • July 17 - David Stevenson, Scottish lighthouse engineer (born 1815)
  • October 6 - E. W. Godwin, English architect and designer (born 1833)
  • November 4 - George Devey, English country house architect (born 1820)
  • References

    1886 in architecture Wikipedia

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