Richard Adams (architect)

Richard Adams (1791–1835) was a Scottish painter and architect, who built the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist of Buenos Aires.[1]

Richard Adams
Buenos Aires - San Nicolás - Catedral Anglicana de San Juan Bautista.JPG
facade of Catedral Anglicana de San Juan Bautista
Personal details
Born1791
Scotland
Died1835
Buenos Aires, Argentina
NationalityScottish
Occupationpainter
Professionarchitect

BiographyEdit

He was born in Scotland, and arrived in Buenos Aires in 1825, along with a group of Scottish settlers.[2] His first job in Argentina was the construction of housing for the settlers in the Santa Catalina, (now Llavallol).[3]

Richard Adams was the architect of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the first Anglican temple of South America. He also built the Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew's for the Scottish community of Argentina.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arte argentino: cuatro siglos de historia (1600-2000, Jorge López Anaya, 2005, ISBN 9789500426336
  2. ^ Arquitectos europeos y Buenos Aires, 1860-1940, Clara Braun, Julio Cacciatore, 1996
  3. ^ Anales, Volume 21, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Instituto de Arte Americano e Investigaciones Estéticas, 1968
  4. ^ La arquitectura en Buenos Aires: 1850-1880, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Instituto de Arte Americano e Investigaciones Estéticas, 1972

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