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Passage des Panoramas

  • Type: Shopping Arcade
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Passage des Panoramas is a 19th century shopping arcade in Paris, France covered with a glass vaulted roof and dome. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1799/00/00 William Thayer Developer After seeing examples in London, William Thayer builds an arcade of shops between his two panoramas, painted landscape scenes popular in the early 19C, rendered in great artistic skill.
1816/00/00 Gaslights are installed in the Passage des Panoramas. These are the first gaslights to be introduce in Paris. Invention of Gas Lighting
1834/00/00 Jean-Louis Victor Grisart Architect Architect Jean-Louis Victor Grisart adds 3 galleries to the Passage des Panoramas. Probably also replacing the original wood-framed ceiling with iron-and-glass. The painted panoramas have disappeared.

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Particulars for Passage des Panoramas:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Build Material Cast Iron
Building attibute Iron and Glass
Historic Use Retail shop
Building Use Shopping Arcade

Creative Works »

Nana (book) Book Emile Zola "Nana" is set in the Passage des Panoramas, 1867

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