Jean-Charles Alphand

Architect

1817 – 1891

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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.

Jean-Charles Alphand's notable accomplishments include:

Temple Square

The Paris Observatory Avenue

The Gardens of Champs-Élysées

Parc Monceau

Boulevard Richard-Lenoir

Bois de Vincennes

Parc Montsouris

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

The Trocadéro Gardens, carried out for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1878

Preparation for the Universal Exposition of 1889

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Born
1817
Grenoble
Also known as
  • Adolphe Alphand
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Died
Dec 6, 1891
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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