1812 in architecture
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The year 1812 in architecture involved some significant events.
- July 6 - The Laigh Milton Viaduct, built to carry the Kilmarnock and Troon Railway in Scotland, is officially opened.
- October 10 - The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London, designed by Benjamin Dean Wyatt, the fourth theatre on the site, hosts its first production.
- The original Breidenbacher Hof hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany, opens to the public. (It is destroyed by bombing in 1943 and later rebuilt at a different location.)
- The Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly, London, designed by P. F. Robinson, is completed (demolished in 1905).
- St. John's Cathedral (Belize City) is completed, the first church to be built in the colony of British Honduras.
- The Flag Tower of Hanoi is completed.
- Temple of Diana, Valtice, Moravia, designed by Joseph Hardtmuth, is built.
- The Mahmoudiya Mosque in Jaffa, modern-day Israel, is completed.
- Castle Cottage, Newport-on-Tay, Scotland, is built.
- William Adam's Vitruvius Scoticus is published posthumously by his grandson William Adam of Blair Adam in Edinburgh.
- March 1 - Augustus Pugin, English Gothic Revival architect, designer, artist and critic (died 1852)
- March 2 - Samuel Sanders Teulon, English Gothic Revival architect (died 1873)
- September 8 - Matthew Ellison Hadfield, English Gothic Revival architect (died 1885)
- September 13 - John McMurtry, American builder and architect (died 1890)
- October 21 - Richard Cromwell Carpenter, English Gothic Revival architect (died 1855)
- November 9 - Paul Abadie, French architect and building restorer (died 1884)
- January 9 bapt. - Eduard van der Nüll, Viennese architect (suicide 1868)
- November 7 - Matvey Kazakov, Russian neoclassical architect (born 1738)
- date unknown - Cosimo Morelli, Italian neoclassical architect (born 1732)
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