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1888 in architecture

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1888 in architecture

The year 1888 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • Roof and dome of Seville Cathedral collapse in an earthquake.
  • Friedrich von Schmidt is ennobled.
  • Buildings opened

  • January 5 - The Neues deutsches Theater, Prague, designed by Fellner & Helmer with Baron Karl von Hasenauer and Alfons Wertmüller.
  • April 11 - The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, designed by Adolf Leonard van Gendt.
  • May - Victoria Terminus station building, designed by Frederick William Stevens for the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, in Bombay's Bori Bunder district (modern-day: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai).
  • August 12 - Plaza de Toros de El Bibio, Gijón, Asturias, Spain.
  • August 17 - Castle of the Three Dragons for 1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition, Spain, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
  • August 18 - Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof, designed by Hermann Eggert and Johann Wilhelm Schwedler.
  • October 2 - Annunciation Cathedral, Kharkiv, Ukraine, designed by Mikhail Lovtsov.
  • October 14 - Burgtheater, Ringstraße, Vienna, designed by Gottfried Semper and Baron Karl von Hasenauer.
  • Autumn - Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (as the "Georgia School of Technology"), with Tech Tower used for classrooms.
  • Buildings completed

  • St. Anne's Church, Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia.
  • Cathedral of Melo, Uruguay.
  • Conquest Plantation, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, USA, built in Victorian style.
  • Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois, USA.
  • Ponce de León Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida, USA, designed by John Carrere and Thomas Hastings.
  • Texas State Capitol, Austin, Texas, USA, designed by Elijah E. Myers.
  • Allegheny County Courthouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, designed by H.H. Richardson.
  • High Royds Hospital (West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum) near Leeds, England, designed by J. Vickers Edwards.
  • Several buildings for the International Exhibition of Science, Art and Industry held in Glasgow, key architect being James Sellars.
  • Elizabeth Plankinton House, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, designed by E. Townsend Mix.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Theophil Freiherr von Hansen.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Albert Tournaire.
  • Births

  • January 20 – Léon Azéma, French architect (died 1978)
  • June 24 - Gerrit Rietveld, Dutch furniture designer and architect (died 1964)
  • March 19 - Gordon Kaufmann, English-born US architect (died 1949)
  • Deaths

  • March 16 - Thomas Thomas, Welsh chapel architect and minister (born 1817)
  • March 25 - William Eden Nesfield, English domestic revival architect (born 1835)
  • August 5 - Edmund Wright, Australian architect, engineer and businessman (born 1824)
  • November 25 - Christian Jank, scenic painter and stage designer, commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria to create concepts for architectural projects (born 1833)
  • References

    1888 in architecture Wikipedia

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