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1895 in architecture

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1895 in architecture

The year 1895 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • William Alexander Harvey, aged 20, is appointed architect for the newly laid-out model village of Bournville in Birmingham, England.
  • Buildings

  • Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ged√§chtniskirche), Berlin, Germany, by Franz Heinrich Schwechten, is consecrated.
  • Milwaukee City Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States is completed, giving it the title of tallest building in the world until 1899.
  • Biltmore House on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, United States, by Richard Morris Hunt is opened.
  • Refuge Assurance Building in Manchester, England, by Alfred Waterhouse, is opened.
  • Bishopsgate Institute in London, England, by Charles Harrison Townsend, is opened.
  • New offices for The Glasgow Herald (now The Lighthouse) in Scotland, designed by John Keppie and worked on by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
  • Pera Palace Hotel in Constantinople.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - James Brooks.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Ren√© Patouillard-Demoriane.
  • Births

  • July 12 - Richard Buckminster Fuller, American architect (died 1983)
  • September 28 - Wallace Harrison, American architect (died 1981)
  • December 17 - Wells Coates, Japanese-born Canadian architect working in England (died 1958)
  • Deaths

  • April 23 - Francis Thompson, English architect working chiefly on railways (born 1808)
  • June 23 - James Renwick, Jr., American architect (born 1818)
  • References

    1895 in architecture Wikipedia

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