Landmarks timeline

  • Taj Mahal Completed

    The most beautiful building in the world. In 1631 the emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife Mumtaz, who died in childbirth.... Read more

  • Palace of Versailles Completed

    The Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790. It was originally a hunting lodge, built in 1624,... Read more

  • The Alamo is Built

    The Alamo, originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound, site of the Battle of the... Read more

  • Liberty Bell Delivered

    The Liberty Bell, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the most prominent symbols of the American Revolutionary War. It is a familiar symbol of... Read more

  • Brandenburg Gate Completed

    The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin and Germany. It is located west of the... Read more

  • The Cornerstone of the White House is Laid

    The cornerstone of the White House was laid on October 13, 1792. President John Adams and his wife Abigail moved into the unfinished structure on... Read more

  • Big Ben Starts Ticking

    Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and is often extended to refer to... Read more

  • Cologne Cathedral Completed

    Cologne Cathedral (German: Kölner Dom, officially Hohe Domkirche St. Peter und Maria) is a Roman Catholic church in Cologne, Germany. It is the... Read more

  • Washington Monument Is Completed

    On December 6, 1884, workers placed the 3,300 pound marble capstone on the Washington Monument, and topped it with a nine-inch pyramid of cast... Read more

  • Statue of Liberty Dedicated

    The Statue of Liberty National Monument officially celebrated her 100th birthday on October 28, 1986. The people of France gave the Statue to the... Read more

  • Eiffel Tower Opens

    The Eiffel Tower is an 1889 iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the... Read more

  • Carnegie Hall Built

    Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue... Read more

  • William H. Winslow House Constructed

    The Winslow House is a building in River Forest, Illinois designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Built on a private street on the Edward Waller... Read more

  • Dana-Thomas House Constructed

    The Dana-Thomas House or Susan Lawrence Dana House or Dana House (built 1902-04) is an expression of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style.... Read more

  • New York Stock Exchange Building Opened

    The new building, located at 18 Broad Street, cost $4 million and opened on April 22, 1903. The trading floor, at 109 x 140 feet (33 x 42.5 m), was... Read more

  • Williamsburg Bridge Opens

    On December 19, 1903, New Yorkers celebrated the opening of the Williamsburg Bridge, the second of three steel-frame suspension bridges to span... Read more

  • Unity Temple Constructed

    Unity Temple is a Unitarian Universalist church in Oak Park, Illinois, and the home of the Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation. It was... Read more

  • Robie House Completed

    The Frederick C. Robie House is a U.S National Historic Landmark in the Chicago, Illinois neighborhood of Hyde Park at 5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue on... Read more

  • Taliesin Constructed

    Taliesin, near Spring Green, Wisconsin, was the summer home of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright began the home in 1911 after leaving... Read more

  • Bauhaus School at Weimar

    The school was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919 as a merger of the Grand Ducal School of Arts and Crafts and the Weimar Academy of Fine... Read more

  • Lincoln Memorial Dedicated

    IN THIS TEMPLE AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS ENSHRINED FOREVER. Read more

  • Hollywood Sign Built

    The Hollywood Sign is a famous landmark in the Hollywood Hills area of Mount Lee, Santa Monica Mountains, in Los Angeles, California, spelling out... Read more

  • Imperial Hotel Completed

    Tokyo's Imperial Hotel was the best-known of Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings in Japan. The original Imperial Hotel in Tokyo was built in 1890. To... Read more

  • Rietveld Schröder House Built

    The Rietveld Schröder House (Dutch: Rietveld Schröderhuis) (also known as the Schröder House) in Utrecht was built in 1924 by Dutch architect... Read more

  • Bauhaus School at Dessau

    Gropius's design for the Dessau facilities was a return to the futuristic Gropius of 1914 that had more in common with the International style... Read more