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1899 in architecture

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1899 in architecture

The year 1899 in architecture involved some significant events.

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Buildings

  • March 14 - Church of the Saviour, Baku in Azerbaijan, donated and designed by Adolf Eichler, is consecrated.
  • April 2 - Maison du Peuple in Brussels, designed by Victor Horta is officially opened (since destroyed).
  • July 20 - Park Row Building in New York City is completed and becomes the tallest building in the world. It holds this title until 1908.
  • September 1 - The National Theatre (Oslo) opens in Norway.
  • September 18 - Old City Hall in Toronto, Ontario, designed by E. J. Lennox, is inaugurated.
  • October - Work begins on St Agatha's Church, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, England.
  • October 6 - John Rylands Library in Manchester, England, designed by Basil Champneys, is inaugurated.
  • December 15 - Glasgow School of Art opens its new building, the most notable work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
  • Raffles Hotel, Singapore, designed by Regent Alfred John Bidwell of Swan and Maclaren, is completed.
  • Café Museum in Vienna, with interior designed by Adolf Loos, is opened.
  • Approximate date - The Saitta House in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, New York, designed by John J. Petit, is completed. In 2007, it is listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places.
  • Publications

  • Auguste Choisy - Histoire de l'architecture
  • Ellen Key - Beauty for All (Skönhet åt alla)
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - George Frederick Bodley.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Tony Garnier.
  • Births

  • August 5 - Mart Stam, Dutch architect, urban planner, and furniture designer (died 1986)
  • August 18 - Pietro Belluschi, American Modernist architect (died 1994)
  • Gertrude Leverkus, German-born architect (died 1976)
  • Deaths

  • June 8 - Gridley James Fox Bryant, Boston architect and builder (born 1816)
  • October 30 - Arthur Blomfield, English ecclesiastical architect (born 1829)
  • November 8 - Thomas Newenham Deane, Irish architect (born 1828)
  • References

    1899 in architecture Wikipedia


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