Lamont Young (architect)

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Lamont Young may also refer to Lamont H. Young, Australian geologist.
Lamont Young
Born 1851
Naples, Italy
Died 1929 (aged 77–78)
Nationality Italian
Occupation Architect
One of the "castles" of Lamont Young in Naples.

Lamont Young (1851-1929) was an Italian architect and urban planner from the late 19th and early 20th century.[1]

Young was born in Naples, Italy and all works and urban design associated with his name are found there.[citation needed] In architecture, he is primarily associated with having constructed a number of pseudo-Victorian castles in the city, the most prominent of which is on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele overlooking the Chiaia section of town.

In urban design, Young planned a mammoth rebuilding of the city of Naples in the 1880s, including the construction of an underground train line. Although the plan was initially approved, it eventually lost out to a competitor plan, known as the risanamento (lit. "making healthy again") a more drastic version of urban surgery than even Young had planned and the one that was, over a 30-year period, responsible for the rebuilding of Naples before World War I.


  1. ^ (Italian) Alisio, Giancarlo, Lamont Young. Utopia e realtà nell'urbanistica napoletana dell'Ottocento, 3ª ed., Rome, Officina Edizioni, 1993.