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1890 in architecture

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1890 in architecture

The year 1890 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • February 3 - Ypsilanti Water Tower, Ypsilanti, Michigan, designed by William R. Coats, is completed; winner of Most Phallic Building contest (2003).
  • March 4 - The Forth Bridge across the Firth of Forth from South Queensferry to North Queensferry in Scotland, designed by Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker, is opened.
  • September 29 - St James's Roman Catholic Church, Spanish Place, Westminster, designed by Edward Goldie, is opened.
  • Memorial Day - The James A. Garfield Memorial at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio, designed by George W. Keller, is dedicated.
  • Parish church of Holy Trinity, Sloane Street, London, designed by J. D. Sedding, is completed.
  • The Arcade in Cleveland, Ohio, designed by John Eisenmann.
  • The Demarest Building, a commercial building on Fifth Avenue in New York City, designed by Renwick, Aspinwall & Russell, is completed as the first with an electric elevator (installed by Otis).
  • Edwin Lutyens' first commission, Crooksbury, a country house near Farnham, England, is completed.
  • Construction of the village of Fortingall on Sir Donald Currie's Glenlyon Estate in Perthshire, Scotland, begins to "Arts and Crafts" vernacular designs by James MacLaren (died October 20).
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - John Gibson.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Emmanuel Pontremoli.
  • Births

  • February 9 - J. J. P. Oud, Dutch architect (died 1963)
  • April 17 - Carl Krayl, German architect (died 1947)
  • March 20 - Owen Williams, English structural engineer (died 1969)
  • July 16 - Florestano Di Fausto, Italian architect working around the Mediterranean (died 1965)
  • July 31 - Louis de Soissons, Canadian-born English architect (died 1962)
  • November 23 - El Lissitzky, Russian architect and designer (died 1941)
  • Philip Hepworth, English architect (died 1963)
  • Deaths

  • October 20 - Alfred B. Mullett, American architect (born 1834)
  • References

    1890 in architecture Wikipedia

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