Henri Paul Nénot

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Monument to Octave Gréard, by Henri Paul Nénot.

Henri Paul Nénot (May 27, 1853 – 1934) was a noted French architect.

Nénot was born in Paris. After his initial training in an architectural workshop, he entered the studio of Charles-Auguste Questel at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts while also working for various architects, including Charles Garnier. He was in residence at the Villa Medici 1878-1881.

In 1882 Nénot began his career, during which he was appointed architect of the Sorbonne, which remains his great work, as well as designing other university buildings in Paris and a number of private residential and commercial buildings. In 1895 he was elected department chair for architecture in the Académie des beaux-arts. His last position was Director General for the architecture of the Palace of Nations in Geneva, where he died in an accident.

Principal works[edit]

1922-1928 : Place Carnegie de Fargniers, now commune de Tergnier (Aisne) with Paul Bigot (an ensemble comprising la mairie, un bureau de poste, un poste de police, une pompe, une halle, une salle d' assemblée, le foyer Carnegie, un établissement de bains, des écoles, des espaces verts et de jeux) (inscrit MH)


  1. ^ Voir Dossier sur la Base Mérimée
  2. ^ Descriptif sur le site Insecula
  3. ^ Jean-Claude Pallas, Histoire et architecture du Palais des Nations (1924-2001), Publications des Nations unies, 2001 [1]


  • A. Louvet, "Paul-Henri Nénot (1853-1934)", L'Architecture, 1935, n° 7, pp. 241–244.
  • Jean Favier, "Le Palais de la Société des nations à Genève", La Construction moderne, n°2, 10 oct. 1937, pp. 26–36.
  • Jean Favier, "La rétrospective Paul-Henri Nénot (1853-1934)", La Construction moderne, n°32, 17 juil. 1938, pp. 527–531.
  • Structurae entry