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1897 in architecture

The year 1897 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • May 1
  • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum, designed by Wilhelm Dahlerup, opens in Copenhagen.
  • Tennessee Centennial Exposition opens in Nashville, with a temporary pyramid for Memphis, TN and a copy of the Parthenon, which will be rebuilt of permanent materials in the 1920s.
  • May 12 - The new Oxford Town Hall, designed by Henry Hare, is officially opened in England.
  • May 16 - The Teatro Massimo is inaugurated in Palermo; it is the largest opera theatre in Italy and the third in Europe.
  • November 1 - The Library of Congress Building in Washington, D.C., designed by Paul J. Pelz, is opened.
  • Christmas - The Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul, Tunis, is completed.
  • The Secession Building, Vienna, designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich is completed in Austria.
  • Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is begun in Scotland.
  • The Arts and Crafts movement house Munstead Wood, designed by Edwin Lutyens for Gertrude Jekyll, is begun in England.
  • The Flatiron Building of Atlanta, Georgia, United States is completed, five years before New York City's more famous structure.
  • The Battenberg Mausoleum, Sofia, designed by Hermann Mayer, is completed.
  • The Weaver building, a mill at Swansea in Wales, becomes the first building in the United Kingdom to be constructed from reinforced concrete, by L. G. Mouchel to Hennebique patents.
  • Dresden Hauptbahnhof railway station in Germany, designed by Ernst Giese and Paul Weidner, is completed.
  • Restoration and remodelling of Castelldefels Castle in Spain by Enric Sagnier is completed.
  • Events

  • April 3 - Vienna Secession group founded by Otto Wagner, Joseph Maria Olbrich and Josef Hoffmann among others.
  • David Ewart succeeds Thomas Fuller as Chief Dominion Architect of the Government of Canada.
  • James Knox Taylor becomes Supervising Architect of the United States Department of the Treasury.
  • Awards

  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Pierre Cuypers.
  • Births

  • January 2 - William Henry Harrison, American architect working in Whittier, California (died 1988)
  • January 23 - Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (died 2000)
  • February 11 - Jacob Christie Kielland, Norwegian architect (died 1972)
  • February 25 - Elisabeth Coit, American architect (died 1987)
  • April 18 - Charles N. Agree, American architect working in Detroit (died 1982)
  • May 15 - Rudolf Schwarz, German architect (died 1961)
  • August 16 - Helge Thiis, Norwegian architect and restorer (died 1972)
  • Deaths

  • January 10 - David Brandon, Scottish-born architect (born 1813)
  • March 25 - Charles Eliot, American landscape architect (born 1859)
  • May 6 - George Gilbert Scott, Jr., English architect (born 1839)
  • June 22 - William Mason, New Zealand architect (born 1810)
  • William Lang, American architect (born 1846)
  • References

    1897 in architecture Wikipedia

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