|Covid-19|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.
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.
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.
Royal Gold Medal - Charles Garnier.
Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Albert Louvet (First Prize & Second).
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)
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)
1886 in architecture Wikipedia
The year 1886 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.