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1891 in architecture

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1891 in architecture

The year 1891 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • Ludington Building - Chicago, designed by William Le Baron Jenney, earliest surviving steel-framed building in the city, and the earliest entirely terracotta-clad skyscraper (8 storeys).
  • Manhattan Building - Chicago, designed by William Le Baron Jenney, completed; world's earliest surviving steel-framed building to use a purely skeletal supporting structure.
  • Second Leiter Building - Chicago, designed by William Le Baron Jenney.
  • Monadnock Building - Chicago, tallest masonry load-bearing wall building when built.
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral - Davenport, Iowa, designed by James J. Egan.
  • St. Ambrose Cathedral - Des Moines, Iowa, designed by James J. Egan.
  • San Sebastian Church (Manila).
  • Wainwright Building - St. Louis, Missouri, designed by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan.
  • University of Pennsylvania Library - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, designed by Frank Furness.
  • Several buildings constructed for the General Land Centennial Exhibition world fair - Prague, including the Art Nouveau Průmyslový Palace.
  • Victoria Hall (Geneva), Switzerland, a concert hall designed by Marc Camoletti.
  • Stadttheater Zürich, designed by Fellner & Helmer, opened.
  • House of the Estates in Helsinki, Finland, built.
  • General Post Office, Birmingham, England, designed by Henry Tanner.
  • Palace Theatre, Manchester, England, designed by Alfred Darbyshire.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Arthur Blomfield.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Henri Eustache.
  • Births

  • January 2 - Giovanni Michelucci, Italian architect, urban planner and engraver (died 1990)
  • August 2 - Joseph Charles Fowell, Australian architect (died 1970)
  • Deaths

  • January 11 - Baron Haussmann, French civic planner notable for the rebuilding of Paris in the 1860s (born 1809)
  • January 15 - John Wellborn Root, Chicago architect (born 1850; pneumonia)
  • January 22 - Miklós Ybl, Hungarian architect (born 1814)
  • March 19 - Jānis Frīdrihs Baumanis, Latvian architect (born 1834)
  • April 7 - J. D. Sedding, English ecclesiastical architect (born 1838)
  • May 7 - John Hayward, English Gothic Revival architect (born 1807)
  • References

    1891 in architecture Wikipedia

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