1907 in architecture
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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.
- 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.
- June 17 - Charles Eames, American designer (died 1978)
- August 13 - Basil Spence, English architect (died 1976)
- December 15 - Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect (died 2012)
- January 24 - Vilhelm Dahlerup, Danish Historicist architect (born 1826)
- June 14 - William Le Baron Jenney, American architect credited with building the first skyscraper (born 1832)
- October 21 - George Frederick Bodley, English architect (died 1827)