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1898 in architecture

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1898 in architecture

The year 1898 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • St. Paul Building in New York City is completed as one of the tallest buildings in the world.
  • Compton Hill Water Tower in St. Louis, Missouri, designed by Harvey Ellis, is built.
  • San Francisco Ferry Building, designed by A. Page Brown, is completed.
  • The Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, Australia is completed.
  • The British Columbia Parliament Buildings in Victoria, designed by Francis Rattenbury, are opened.
  • The Lubyanka Building (headquarters of the All-Russia Insurance Company) in Moscow is built.
  • Arts and Crafts movement architect Charles Voysey designs the country houses Broadleys and Moor Crag overlooking Windermere in the Lake District of England (completed 1900).
  • Edwin Lutyens designs Goddards rest home in Abinger, England (completed 1900).
  • Construction of Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico, designed by Jesús Hernández Segura, is begun.
  • Events

  • To-Morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform is published by Ebenezer Howard, calling for the creation of garden cities.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - George Aitchison.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Léon Chifflot.
  • Births

  • February 3 - Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect, designer, sculptor and painter (died 1976)
  • February 19 - Steen Eiler Rasmussen, Danish architect and urban planner (died 1990)
  • March 4 - Robert Schmertz, American folk musician and architect (died 1975)
  • September 20 - Elisabeth Scott, English architect, designer of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon (died 1972)
  • October 4 - Jo van den Broek, Dutch architect (died 1978)
  • Giuseppe Samoná, Italian architect (died 1983)
  • Deaths

  • August 3 - Charles Garnier, French architect (born 1825)
  • September 28 - Thomas Fuller, Canadian architect (born 1823)
  • References

    1898 in architecture Wikipedia

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