Famous Renaissance Architecture Buildings

List of famous buildings in the Renaissance architecture movement, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of Renaissance architecture buildings, structures and monuments includes information like what city the structure is in, and when it was first opened to the public. There are a lot of historic Renaissance architecture structures around the world, so why not save some money and check them out here without having to pay for travel? These popular Renaissance architecture buildings attract visitors from all over the world, so if you're ever near them you should definitely pay them a visit. List features items like The Louvre, St. Peter's Basilica.

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  • 1 Hanover Square, formerly known as the New York Cotton Exchange building and as India House, is on the southern edge of Hanover Square in lower Manhattan in New York City.
    • City/Town: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
    • Style: Renaissance architecture
  • The high rise 2643 Park Avenue is a former hotel in Midtown Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. It is also known as Salvation Army Harbor Light Center and is not to be confused with Park Avenue House, also once known as Park Avenue Hotel.
    • Opened: Jan 01 1924
    • City/Town: Detroit, Michigan, USA
    • Created By: Louis Kamper
    • Style: Renaissance architecture
  • A. T. Stewart Company Store

    280 Broadway – also known as the A.T. Stewart Dry Goods Store, the Marble Palace, and the Sun Building – an historic building located between Chambers and Reade Streets in the Civic Center district of Manhattan, New York City, was the first commercial building in the Italianate style in New York City. It was designed by John B. Snook of Joseph Trench & Company, with later additions by other architects. It was built for the A. T. Stewart Company, which opened New York's first department store in it. It later housed the New York Sun newspaper and is now used for municipal offices and retail stores. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965, and was designated a New York ...more
    • City/Town: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
    • Style: Renaissance architecture
  • The Academy of Music, also known as American Academy of Music, is a concert hall and opera house located at 240 S. Broad Street between Locust and Manning Streets in the Avenue of the Arts area of Center City, Philadelphia It was built in 1855-57 and is the oldest opera house in the United States that is still used for its original purpose. Known as the "Grand Old Lady of Locust Street," the venue is the home of the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. It was also home to the Philadelphia Orchestra from its inception in 1900 until 2001, when the orchestra moved to the new Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The Philadelphia Orchestra still retains ownership of the ...more
    • Opened: Jan 26 1857
    • City/Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Created By: Napoleon LeBrun, Gustavus Runge
    • Style: Renaissance architecture
  • The Akron Public Library is located on the north-east corners of Market and High Streets in downtown Akron, Ohio. Also known as the Carnegie Building, it was built in 1904 using a donation of $82,000 from U.S. industrialist Andrew Carnegie. It is an example of Beaux Arts Classicism and served as Akron's public library and art museum before being converted to office space in 1980. The building is a registered historic building listed in the National Register on January 19, 1983.
    • City/Town: Ohio, USA
    • Style: Beaux-Arts architecture, Renaissance architecture
  • Albany Institute of History & Art Main Building

    • Opened: Jan 01 1908
    • City/Town: Albany, New York, USA
    • Created By: Marcus T. Reynolds
    • Style: Classical Revival, Neoclassical architecture, Renaissance architecture, Neo-Renaissance