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19 February 1881|
|Died||22 December 1964
|Awards||second Prix de Rome (1911), member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts (1942)|
|Buildings||Casablanca Cathedral, Église du Saint-Esprit in Paris, Notre-Dame-des-Missions in Épinay-sur-Seine|
He was an architect in chief of many French civil buildings and national palaces, and a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.
He is known for his reinforced concrete religious buildings such as the Église Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus in Élisabethville (Yvelines), with extensive sculptural work by sculptor Carlo Sarrabezolles. Also, Tournon designed the Église du Saint-Esprit in Paris, Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur in Casablanca and several churches in Morocco.
Tournon was the son-in-law of Édouard Branly, the husband of Élisabeth Branly, painter, and the father of two girls, Florence Tournon-Branly, author of stained glasses, and Marion Tournon-Branly, architect and professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and the Fontainebleau Schools.
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Much of the content of this article comes from the equivalent French-language Wikipedia article, accessed February 14, 2007.
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