Born on March 16, 1840, street Juiverie in Old Lyon, Gaspard
André studied at the Art school of Lyon under the direction of Antoine-Marie Chenavard, before going to Paris in the
private workshop of Charles-Auguste Questel, then to the Art school of Paris.
After a stay in Italy, the architect settled in Lyon in 1871. His major
works in Lyon, or in the surroundings, are the temporary church of
Saint-Joseph (1872), the protestant church on Guillotière quay
(1872-1884), the Theatre of Célestins (1873-1877 and 1880-1881), the
fountain of the Jacobins (1877-1886), the church of Saint-Joseph (1878-1883). the school complex of the street Tronchet
(1880-1887). He also designed the town hall of Neuilly-sur-Seine
(1879-1880 a project for which he won the first place prize but for which
he could not be in charge of this construction because he was involved with
the second building site of
the Célestins), the university or Athenaeum of Lausanne (1889-1890), etc. He
is also the author of funeral monuments and many villas.
In 1871-1872, Gaspard André obtained the second place
prize in the contest
for the construction of the Theatre of Geneva and, in 1893, the fourth
prize for that of the rebuilding of the Paris Opéra Comique. He died
on February 12, 1896 in Cannes, only 56 years old.
Principal Lyons works :
- The fountain
of the Jacobins in Lyon inaugurated in 1886.
- The "grand temple" of Lyon inaugurated on
May 1, 1884.
- The school complex of the street Tronchet
in Lyon inaugurated in 1887.
- The theatre
of Célestins in Lyon inaugurated on August 1, 1877.
- Archives municipales de Lyon.- Gaspard André 1840-1896 architecte lyonnais.-
Lyon : Archives municipales de Lyon, 1996.- ISBN 2-908949-12-1 (BML B 47169)
- Le grand temple de Lyon, oeuvre de Gaspard André et son orgue [oeuvre de] Michel-Merklin & Kuhn.- Lyon : Eglise réformée de Lyon : Orgue et Musique au Grand Temple : Association de sauvegarde du Grand Temple, 1998.- 32 p. ; 21 cm. (BML K 115687)
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See his genealogy.
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