1817 – 1891
Who was Jean-Charles Alphand?
Jean-Charles Adolphe Alphand, born in 1817 and died in 1891, interred at Père Lachaise Cemetery, was a French Engineer of the Corps of Bridges and Roads. Under Napoléon III, Alphand participated in the renovation of Paris directed by Baron Haussmann between 1852 and 1870, in the company of another engineer Eugène Belgrand and the landscape architect Jean-Pierre Barillet-Deschamps.
The Gardens of Champs-Élysées
Bois de Vincennes
Bois de Boulogne
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
Square des Batignolles
Jardin des Plantes du Mans
After the retirement of Haussmann, his successor, Léon Say, entrusted to Alphand the position of Director of Public Works of Paris. Under this title, Alphand continued the works of Haussmann. Alphand also became the Directory of Water Works after the death of Belgrand in 1878. In particular, Alphand directed the construction of:
The fortifications of Paris
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