The foundation-stone was laid on the 20th of May 1880, and on the 3rd of November 1887 the building, so far as then completed, was consecrated.
The foundation-stone of HongKong University was laid in March 1910, the buildings being the gift of Sir Hormusjee Mody, a colonial broker.
of the Belgian representatives who founded the kingdom of Belgium - surmounted by a statue of King Leopold I., was erected in 1859, and in 1866 the foundation-stone was laid of the Palais de Justice, which was not finished till 1883, at a cost of sixty million francs.
On the r8th of April 1506 the foundation-stone of the new St Peter's was laid; 120 years later, on the r8th of November 1626, Urban VIII.
The foundation-stone of the Anglican cathedral, on an elevated site in Ann Street, was laid by the Prince of Wales (as duke of York) in 1901.