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Jacques Ignace Hittorff

Hittorff, Jacques Ignace (zhäk ēnyäsˈ ētôrfˈ) [key], 1792–1867, French architect. He became a leading exponent of the classical revival in France, and his chief work is the Neo-Greek Church of St. Vincent de Paul, in Paris, which he built (1824–44) with his father-in-law, J. B. Lepère. Hittorff was appointed (1833) architect for the embellishments of the Place de l'Étoile, the Champs Élysées, and the Place de la Concorde. He designed the column in the Place Vendôme and other civic adornments. He also built (1861–63) the Gare du Nord.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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