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1887 in architecture

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1887 in architecture

The year 1887 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • Construction work begins on
  • Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary, Rosario, Argentina.
  • Provinciaal Hof, Bruges, Flanders, designed by Louis Delacenserie and René Buyck.
  • Ponce de León Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida, designed by Carrère and Hastings.
  • Buildings opened

  • March 29 - Peebles Old Parish Church, Scotland, designed by William Young (dedicated).
  • April 23 - Metropolitan Cathedral, Iași, Romania, completed by Alexandru Orăscu (dedicated).
  • June 20 - Victoria Terminus of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway in Bombay, designed by Frederick William Stevens.
  • December 1 - Raffles Hotel, Singapore.
  • Buildings completed

  • Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral, designed by Pugin & Pugin.
  • New façade of Florence Cathedral, designed by Emilio De Fabris (died 1883).
  • Basilica of St. Nicholas, Amsterdam, designed by Adrianus Bleijs.
  • St Paul's Church, Aarhus, designed by Vilhelm Theodor Walther.
  • Cluj-Napoca Neolog Synagogue, Romania, designed by engineer Izidor Hegner.
  • Rebuilt Gare Saint-Lazare terminus of Chemins de fer de l'Ouest in Paris, designed by Juste Lisch.
  • Awards

  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Ewan Christian.
  • Publications

  • MacGibbon and Ross begin publication of The Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland, from the twelfth to the eighteenth century.
  • G. A. Wayss publishes Das System Monier-Eisengerippe mit Cementumhüllung-in seiner Anwendung auf das gesammte Bauwesen in Berlin, one of the first books on reinforced concrete (using Joseph Monier's system).
  • Births

  • March 21 - Erich Mendelsohn, German-Jewish Expressionist architect (died 1953)
  • May 31 - Philip Tilden, English domestic architect (died 1956)
  • August 30 - Eric Francis, British architect and painter (died 1976)
  • October 6 - Le Corbusier, Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer and pioneer of modern architecture (died 1965)
  • Deaths

  • April 13 - David Stirling, Scottish-born Canadian architect (born 1822)
  • May 8 - Thomas Stevenson, Scottish lighthouse engineer (born 1818)
  • May 21 - Sir Horace Jones, English architect (born 1819)
  • References

    1887 in architecture Wikipedia

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