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1908 in architecture

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1908 in architecture

The year 1908 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • April 6 - The foundation stone of Knox College, Otago, is laid.
  • St. Mary's Church, Wellingborough, England, is designed by Ninian Comper.
  • Buildings opened

  • July 20 - Casa de Nariño, official residence of the President of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, designed by Gastón Lelarge.
  • November 8 - Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Meurthe-et-Moselle in Nancy, France, designed by Emile Toussaint and Louis Marchal and featuring ironwork by Louis Majorelle and stained glass by Jacques Gruber.
  • Buildings completed

  • The Gamble House in Pasadena, California, designed by Henry Mather Greene and Charles Sumner Greene.
  • British Medical Association Building, London, designed by Charles Holden with sculptures by Jacob Epstein, is completed.
  • St. Andrew's United Church in Cairo, Egypt
  • St. Patrick's Church, Toronto, Canada.
  • Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk, Ostend, Belgium, designed by Louis Delacenserie.
  • Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois, United States, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Old Colony Club on Madison Avenue in New York City, designed by Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White.
  • Singer Building in New York City, designed by Ernest Flagg. It is the world's tallest building for a year. Demolished 1968.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Honore Daumet
  • Births

  • January 7 - Frederick Gibberd, English architect (died 1984)
  • May 23 - Max Abramovitz, American architect (died 2004)
  • December 22 - Max Bill, Swiss architect, painter, typeface designer, industrial designer and graphic designer (died 1994)
  • Deaths

  • January 2 - Alexander Davidson, Scottish architect active in Australia, 68
  • February 3 - Ferdinand Meldahl, Danish architect best known for the reconstruction of Frederiksborg Palace, 80
  • February 13 - Sir James Knowles, English architect and editor, 76
  • September 15 - Friedrich Adler, German architect and archaeologist, 80
  • November 26 - William Swinden Barber, English architect, 76
  • References

    1908 in architecture Wikipedia

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