1853 in architecture
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The year 1853 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- June 30 - Georges-Eugène Haussmann is selected as préfect of the Seine (department) to begin the re-planning of Paris.
- Fastnet Rock Lighthouse is completed at the most southerly point of Ireland.
- The New York Crystal Palace is constructed for the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York City.
- The New York Cotton Exchange building is completed in New York City.
- Rhode Island Tool Company building is completed in Providence, Rhode Island.
- Charlbury railway station in Oxfordshire, England, designed by I. K. Brunel, is opened.
- February 26 - Antonio Rivas Mercado, Mexican architect, engineer and restorer (died 1927)
- August 28 (August 16 O.S.) - Vladimir Shukhov, Russian structural engineer (died 1939)
- September 11 - Stanford White, American architect (died 1906)
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- Baker, Paul R. (1989). Stanny: The Gilded Life of Stanford White. New York: The Free Press. ISBN 0029017815.
- Mellown, Robert O.; Peatross, C. Ford (1979). William Nichols, architect. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Art Gallery. pp. 1–6.