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1907 in architecture

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1907 in architecture

The year 1907 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • January - Plans for St. David's Hotel, a hotel for golfers at Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales, are drawn up by the Glasgow School architect George Walton for a syndicate of entrepreneurs of which he is a member. The hotel closes in 2008, and planning permission for demolition is approved in 2009.
  • May 18 - The foundation stone of Bedford School chapel in England, designed by G. F. Bodley, is laid.
  • September 29 - The foundation stone of Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., designed by G. F. Bodley, is laid.
  • Deutscher Werkbund is founded by Hermann Muthesius in Munich.
  • City plan for Barcelona by Léon Jaussely officially adopted.
  • Disstrict plan for Highland Park, Texas, by Wilbur David Cook and George Kessler drawn up.
  • Buildings completed

  • April 13 - Old New York Evening Post Building at 20 Vesey Street on Manhattan, designed in Art Nouveau style by Robert D. Kohn, opened.
  • Great Mosque of Djenné in French Sudan.
  • St Matthew's Church, Paisley in Scotland, designed by W. D. McLennan.
  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Krebs, Oklahoma).
  • Rebuilt Sainte-Madeleine, Strasbourg, in Alsace-Lorraine, designed by Fritz Beblo.
  • The Magasins Réunis, a large department store in Nancy, France, by Lucien Weissenburger (after seventeen years of work).
  • Villa Fruhinsholz in Nancy, France, designed by Léon Cayotte.
  • Stadttheater Barmen in Wuppertal and Stadttheater Düren, both designed by Carl Moritz in Germany.
  • North Hall, the fifth dormitory on the quad at Vassar College, USA. The building is renamed Jewett Hall in 1912 in honor of the College's first president, Milo P. Jewett.
  • Rebuilt Basel SBB railway station in Switzerland, designed by Emil Faesch and Emmanuel La Roche.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Aston Webb.
  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - John Belcher.
  • Births

  • June 17 - Charles Eames, American designer (died 1978)
  • August 13
  • J. M. Richards, English architectural writer (died 1992)
  • Basil Spence, Indian-born British architect (died 1976)
  • December 15 - Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect (died 2012)
  • Deaths

  • January 24 - Vilhelm Dahlerup, Danish Historicist architect (born 1826)
  • May 6 - Emanuele Luigi Galizia, Maltese architect and civil engineer (born 1830)
  • June 14 - William Le Baron Jenney, American architect credited with building the first skyscraper (born 1832)
  • October 21 - George Frederick Bodley, English architect (born 1827)
  • References

    1907 in architecture Wikipedia

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