Brown, David Roberston

BROWN, David Robertson (1869-1946)
(biography in preparation)

D.R. BROWN

(works in Montreal unless noted)

ATWATER AVENUE, school house for the Methodist Church, 1892 (C.R., iii, 8 Oct. 1892, 2)
HOCHELAGA WARD, Presbyterian Church, 1893 (C.R., iv, 1 June 1893, 2, t.c.)
TAYLOR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Papineau Avenue at Logan Street, 1893-94 (Gazette [Montreal], 25 Sept. 1893, 7; C.A.B., viii, Jan. 1895, 9; Montreal, Les Eglises, 1981, 450-3, illus.)

BROWN & MacVICAR

SHERBROOKE STREET WEST, near Victoria Street, residence for Hugh Paton, 1894 (C.R., v, 12 April 1894, 2)
CRESCENT STREET, residence for George Hyde, 1894 (Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 360-61, illus.)
MASONIC TEMPLE, Dorchester Street West at Union Street, 1894-95 (C.A.B., vii, July 1894, 87; viii, Jan. 1895, 8)
WESTMOUNT, residence for Capt. John A. McMaster, Clandeboyne Avenue at Dorchester Street West, 1894 (Montreal Star, 3 Nov. 1894, 8)
SIMPSON AVENUE, residence for John Bulmer, 1894 (Montreal Star, 3 Nov. 1894, 8)
GRANBY, QUE., factory for Empire Tobacco Co., 1895 (C.R., vi, 3 Oct. 1895, 2)
FRENCH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Congregation Street, Point St. Charles, 1895 (C.R., vi, 3 Oct. 1895, 2)
HOMEOPATHIC HOSPITAL, McGill College Avenue, 1895 (C.R., vi, 7 Nov. 1895, 3)

BROWN, MacVICAR & HERIOT

CHAMBLY, QUE., Hotel Albion, 1896 (C.R., vii, 13 Feb. 1896, 2; C.A.B., ix, Oct. 1896, 159)
WESTMOUNT, residence for T. Charles Davidson, Mount Pleasant Avenue, 1896 (C.R., vii, 13 Feb. 1896, 3)
MONTREAL WEST, residence for Steven C. Oxton, Montreal West Avenue, 1896 (C.R., vii, 13 Feb. 1896, 3)
ROUSSEAU STREET, four houses for Alex D. Fraser, 1896 (C.R., vii, 13 Feb. 1896, 3)
MOUNTAIN STREET, residence for Wiliam Robb, 1896 (C.R., vii, 24 Sept. 1896, 2)
JAMES JOHNSTON & CO., Notre Dame Street, warehouse, 1896 (C.R., vii, 20 Aug. 1896, 3)
ST. LOUIS DU MILE END, Protestant School, 1896 (C.R., vii, 20 Aug. 1896, 3)
WESTMOUNT, residence for R.J. Inglis, Claremont Avenue, 1896 (C.R., vii, 20 Aug. 1896, 3)
PRINCE ARTHUR STREET WEST, residence for James Harper, 1897 (C.R., viii, 17 June 1897, 4; Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 321-5, illus.)
STANLEY APARTMENTS, Stanley Street, for Roswell C. Fisher, 1897 (C.R., viii, 4 March 1897, 4; Montreal, Les Appartements, 1991, 424-7, illus.)
MOUNTAIN STREET, three houses for Albert A. Ayer, 1897 (C.R., viii, 6 May 1897, 4)
EDGEHILL AVENUE, residence for George G. Foster, 1898 (Le Prix Courant, xxii, Week no. 7, April 1898)
PINE AVENUE WEST, at Simpson Street, residence for James Sutherland, 1898 (Le Prix Courant, xxii, Week no. 14, June 1898)

D.R. BROWN

SHERBROOKE STREET WEST, at Shuter Street, three storey apartment block for S.K. MacFarlane, 1899 (Gazette [Montreal], 13 May 1899, 3, descrip.)
CARTIERVILLE, QUE., residence for James C. King, 1899 (C.R., x, 16 Aug. 1899, 4; Toronto Architectural Eighteen Club Catalogue, 1901, 77, illus.)
STE. AGATHE, QUE., hotel for the Ste. Agathe Hotel Co., 1899-1900 (C.R., x, 1 Nov. 1899, 3)
BISHOP STREET, residence for C. Edward Gudewill, 1900 (Le Prix Courant, xxxix, 6 July 1900, 81)
BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING, St. Sacrament Street at St. Peter Street, 1901-03 (C.R., xii, 25 Dec. 1901, 3; Montreal, Les Hotels Les Immeubles de Bureaux, 1983, 15-18, illus.)
SYDNEY, N.S., Vooght Brothers Department Store, Commercial Street at Court Street, 1902 (Sydney Record, 31 March 1902, 7, illus. & descrip.)
ST. LAMBERT, QUE., clubhouse for the Victoria Golf & Country Club, 1902-03 (Montreal Star, 15 Nov. 1902, 18, illus. & descrip.)
OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH, Dorchester Street at Guy Street, 1902-03; Sunday School, c. 1915 (C.R., xiii, 2 April 1902, 3; Architectural Review [Boston], xv, Dec. 1908, pl. 87-90, illus.; Const., viii, Dec. 1915, 510, illus.)
CRESCENT STREET, near Sherbrooke Street West, residence for George Hadrill, 1903 (C.R., xiv, 27 May 1903, 3)
(with J. Melville Miller) MONTREAL AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, Peel Street, clubhouse, 1904; addition and improvements, 1928 (La Presse [Montreal], 31 March 1904, 5, illus. & descrip.; C.A.B., xvii, June 1904, 98; Nov. 1904, 185, descrip.; Montreal, Les Edifices Publics, 1981, 158-9, illus.)
CHALEYER & ORKIN, Notre Dame Street near St. Peter Street, retail store for J.W. Orkin, 1904 (Le Prix Courant, Week no. 23, 1904, 62)
CRESCENT STREET, residence for the architect, 1904 (Le Prix Courant, Week no. 43, 1904, 57)
MOUNTAIN STREET, near Sherbrooke Street West, residence for W. Gordon Byers, 1905 (Le Prix Courant, Week no. 39, 1905, 16)
DESBARATS PRINTING CO., Beaver Hall Hill at Lagauchetiere Street West, 1906; addition 1929 (C.R., xvii, 28 March 1906, 4; xliii, 9 Oct. 1929, 54; Montreal, Architecture Industrielle, 1982, 46-7, illus.)
PINE AVENUE WEST, residence for Charles W. Colby, 1905 (C.A.B., xix, Aug. 1906, illus.)
NOTRE DAME STREET WEST, near St. Martin Street, residence and office for C. Simpson Garland, 1906 (Le Prix Courant, Week no. 16, 1906, 46)

BROWN & VALLANCE

(works in Montreal)

PINE AVENUE WEST, near Cote des Neiges Road, residence for James Walker, 1906 (C.A.B., xix, Nov. 1906, 171)
JENKINS BROTHERS LTD., St. Remi Street at Acorn Street, factory, 1906; foundry 1909 (C.A.B., xix, Nov. 1906, 171; C.R., xxiii, 24 Nov. 1909, 23; Montreal, Architecture Industrielle, 1982, 136-7, illus.)
SOUTHAM PRESS LTD., St. Alexander Street, factory, 1906-07 (C.A.B., xix, Nov. 1906, 171)
DOMINION TEXTILE CO., St. Ambroise Street, factory, 1906 (C.A.B., xix, July 1906, 108; Montreal, Architecture Industrielle, 1982, 146-49, illus.)
VERDUN, Protestant Hospital for the Insane, new Engine House, 1907; reconstruction of Northwest House, 1909 (Monteal, Les Edifices Publics, 1981, 248-55, illus.)
STANDARD SHIRT CO., Delorimier Avenue, warehouse, 1907 (C.R., xviii, 1 May 1907, 6)
CANADIAN SPOOL COTTON CO., Riverside Park, office and mill, 1907-08 (C.R., xviii, 4 Sept. 1907, 2; Montreal, Architecture Industrielle, 1982, 212-13, illus.)
PINE AVENUE WEST, residence for the architect David R. Brown, 1907; alterations 1920 (Le Prix Courant, Week no. 41, 1907, 46; Montreal, Les Résidences, 1987, 98-9, illus.)
McGILL UNIVERSITY, Strathcona Medical Building, University Street, 1908-11 (C.A.B., xx, Aug. 1907, 134; C.R., xxv, 21 June 1911, 43, illus.; Const., v, March 1912, 46-57, illus. & descrip.; Architecture [New York], xxv, 15 March 1912, Plates xxxi to xxxiii; R.A.I.C. Journal, ii, March-April 1925, 59, illus.; Montreal, Les Edifices Scolaires, 1980, 152-5, illus.)
CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Cedar Avenue, 1908-09; Carruthers Outpatient Building, 1919-20 (The Standard [Montreal], 13 June 1908, 2 & 3, illus. & descrip.; J.B. Scriver, Montreal Children's Hospital: Years of Growth, 1979, 25, 37-8, 68, 70, illus.; Annmarie Adams, Medicine by Design: The Architect and the Modern Hospital 1893-1943, 2008, 60-5, illus.)
DARLING BROTHERS, Prince Street, warehouse, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 14 Aug. 1909, 22)
UNITED SOAP CO., Bennett Avenue, factory, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 6 Oct. 1909, 26)
WESTMOUNT, residence for J.W. Brown, Vendome Avenue, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 29 March 1911, 53)
PINE AVENUE WEST, residence for W. Robb, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 26 April 1911, 54)
MONTREAL HERALD BUILDING, Craig Street West at St. Alexander Street, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 8 Nov. 1911, 40-2, illus. & descrip.; Montreal, Archiitecture Industrielle, 1982, 24-5, illus.)
SHEDDEN FORWARDING CO., Victoria Square, office building, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 26 July 1911, 64)
MOUNTAIN STREET, residence for C. Edward Gudewill, 1912 (C.R., xxvi, 6 March 1912, 68)
SOUTHAM PRESS LTD., Bleury Street, office and factory, 1913-14 (C.R., xxvii, 30 April 1913, 177; American Architect [New York], cx, 5 July 1916, plate illus.; Montreal, Architecture Industrielle, 1982, 66-7, illus.)
OUTREMONT, warehouse for Joseph Wright, Beaubien Avenue West, 1914-15 (Outremont b.p. 971, 23 Nov. 1914)
YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, Stanley Street, 1918-19 (C.R., xxxii, 4 Sept. 1918, 42; dwgs in Canadian Architecture Coll., McGill Univ.)
CRANE LTD., St. Patrick Street at Pitt Street, factory, 1919 (Const., xiii, Feb. 1920, 46-8, illus. & descrip.; Montreal, Architecture Industrielle, 1982, 100-03, illus.)

(works outside Montreal)

SASKATOON, SASK., University of Saskatchewan, a campus plan and the University Buildings, including:
Administration Building, 1910-12
Saskatchewan Hall Student Residence, 1910-12
Engineering Building, 1910-12; additions 1913, 1920; burned 1925; rebuilt
Barn and Stock Pavilion, 1910-12
Emmanuel College, 1910-12
Faculty Club, 1911-12; burned 1964, rebuilt
President's Residence, 1911-13
Qu'Appelle Hall Student Residence, 1914-16
Physics Building, 1919-21
(C.R., xxvi, 3 April 1912, 56, illus.; R.A.I.C. Journal, i, Oct.-Dec. 1924, 109-21, illus. & descrip.; Journal of the American Inst. of Architects [Washington], xiii, March 1925, 96, 99, illus. & descrip.; D. Kerr, Building the University of Saskatchewan, 1979, pamphlet; Prairie Forum [Regina], v, Autumn 1980, 157-81, illus. & descrip.; H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 709, illus. & descrip.)
SASKATOON, SASK., King George Hotel, Second Avenue at 23rd Street, 1911 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 4 Feb 1911, 31, illus.; C.R., xxv, 8 Feb. 1911, 31)
SYDNEY, N.S., Sydney Post Office, Dorchester Street, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 19 April 1911, 57)
SASKATOON, SASK. J.F. Cairns Department Store, Second Avenue at 23rd Street, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 3 May 1911, 56)
WINNIPEG, MAN., Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Co., Princess Street, warehouse, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 9 Aug. 1911, 66; Const., x, March 1917, 54, illus. in advert.)
SASKATOON, SASK., Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Co., 23rd Street, showroom and warehouse, 1911-12 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 2 May 1911, 17, illus.; C.R., xxv, 1 Nov. 1911, 42, illus.)
REGINA, SASK., Regina College, for the Methodist Church, College Avenue, 1911-12 (C.R., xxv, 15 Nov. 1911, 40-1, illus. & descrip.) WINNIPEG, MAN., Sheridan Apartments, Balmoral Street, 1912 (Winnipeg b.p. 1016, 1912)
CALGARY, ALTA., Canada Life Assurance Co., 8th Avenue S.W., 1912 (Calgary Herald, 13 March 1912, 1, illus.; C.R., xxvi, 17 April 1912, 56, illus.)
SASKATOON, SASK., Knox Presbyterian Church, Spadina Crescent at 24th Street, 1912-14 (C.R., xxvi, 10 Jan. 1912, 62; Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 29 June 1912, 12, illus.; inf. from United Church Archives, Toronto)
CALGARY, ALTA., Calgary Herald Building, 7th Avenue at 1st Street West, 1912-14 (Calgary Herald, 31 July 1912, 1, 15, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xxviii, 29 April 1914, 524-5, illus. & descrip.; The Builder [London], cxx, 6 May 1921, 593, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. in Canadian Architectural Archives, Univ. of Calgary, 37A-7825)
WINNIPEG, MAN., residence for E. Victor Vallance, Grosvenor Avenue, 1913 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 29 March 1913, 11, illus.)
SASKATOON, SASK., Bank of Nova Scotia, 2nd Avenue South, 1913 (dwgs. at Bank of Nova Archives, Toronto)
REGINA, SASK., C.W. Sherwood Co. Department Store, Albert Street at Victoria Avenue, 1913 (C.R., xxvii, 19 March 1913, 76; Canadian Builder & Carpenter [Toronto], iii, Aug. 1913, 28, illus. & descrip.; Const., viii, Jan. 1915, 34, illus.)
CALGARY, ALTA., Merchants Bank, 8th Avenue East at Centre Street, 1913 (C.R., xxvii, 21 May 1913, 69, t.c.)
WINNIPEG, MAN., Quebec Bank, Main Street at Lombard Street, 1913-14 (C.R., xxvii, 10 Dec. 1913, 147)
PORT ARTHUR, ONT., Whalen Building, Cumberland Street at Van Norman Street, 1913-14 (Const., x, April 1917, 125-6, illus. & descrip.; P. Vervoort, 'Thunder Bay's First High Rise and its Terra Cotta Symbolism', in Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada Bulletin, xiv, Sept. 1989, 75-83, illus. & descrip.)
REGINA, SASK., St. Chad's Anglican College, College Avenue, 1913-14 (Morning Leader [Regina], 2 Aug. 1913, 14, illus. & descrip.; Const., viii, Jan. 1915, 15-16, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at SAB, Regina, RP 1.67; RP 9.42)
REGINA, SASK., Canada Life Assurance Co., 11th Avenue at Cornwall Street, 1913-14 (Const., viii, Jan. 1915, 22, illus.)

D.R. BROWN

SASKATOON, SASK., University of Saskatchewan Campus, new buildings including: Chemistry Building, 1922-23 St. Andrew's Presbyterian College, 1922-23 Memorial Gates, 1927-28 Field Husbandry Building, 1929 (R.A.I.C. Journal, i, Oct.-Dec. 1924, 109-21, illus. & descrip.; Prairie Forum [Regina], v, Autumn 1980, 157-81, illus. & descrip.)
ROSEMOUNT SCHOOL, Rosemont Boulevard near Iberville Street, extensions, 1923; 1926 (R.A.I.C. Journal, iv, Sept. 1927, 327, 333, illus. & descrip.)
ACADIA APARTMENTS, Sherbrooke Street West at Drummond Street, 1925 (Const., xviii, July 1925, 210-18, illus. & descrip.; Montreal, Les Appartements, 1991, 360-5, illus.)
FOSTER, QUE., residence for J.W. Norcross, 1925 (Const., xix, March 1926, 92-5, illus. & descrip.)
TROIS RIVIERES, QUE., Hotel St. Maurice, Laviolette Street, 1928 (Canadian Hotel Review, vi, Jan. 1928, 52, illus.)
WESTMOUNT, residence for T.M. Hutchison, Cedar Avenue, 1927-28 (R.A.I.C. Journal, ix, Nov. 1932, 251, illus.)
WESTMOUNT, Chequers Court Apartments, Sherbrooke Street West at Vignal Road, 1928-29 (Montreal, Les Appartements, 1991, 394-6, illus.)
LONGUE POINTE, new Tuberculosis Hospital at the Grace Dart Home, Sherbrooke Street East near Cadillac Street, 1931-32 (R.A.I.C. Journal, viii, Jan. 1931, 29, 33, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xlv, 21 Jan. 1931, 63, illus. & descrip.; Montreal, Les Edifices Publics, 1981, 86-9, illus.)

COMPETITIONS

(by David R. Brown)

Design for a Town House, 1888, awarded Second Prize for Drawing in competition organized by Canadian Architect & Builder Magazine (C.A.B., i, May 1888, 3, illus.)
MONTREAL, QUE., Protestant Orphan Asylum, 1894. Brown received Third Premium for his proposal published that same year (C.A.B., vii, July 1894, 90, descrip. & illus.)
MONTREAL, QUE., Liverpool, London & Globe Insurance Co., Place d'Armes at St. James Street, 1901. Brown was one of six architects invited to submit designs for this large office building (C.R., xii, 14 Aug. 1901, 3). The firm of Hutchison & Wood was later declared as the winner.
LONDON, ENG., Design for the Masonic Peace Temple Memorial, Great Queen Street, 1926. Brown entered this two-stage competition and was one of ten British and Canadian architects invited to submit a detailed design in the second stage (Architect & Building News [London], cxv, 4 June 1926, 515-18, 531, illus. & descrip.). The jury, headed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, awarded First Premium to Ashley & Newman of London, Engl. The design by Brown later appeared in the R.A.I.C. Journal, iv, Jan. 1927, 15, 28-31, illus.

(by Brown & Vallance)

OTTAWA, ONT., Departmental & Justice Buildings, 1907. Thirty schemes were submitted to the jurors and were evaluated by Edmund Burke of Toronto, who noted the design by Brown & Vallance was 'thoroughly scholarly and of a monumental character' but 'far too expensive and luxurious in scale for the requirements'. Their proposal scored 63 out of 100, ranking them in eleventh place (inf. from Horwood Papers, Ontario Archives)
WINNIPEG, MAN., Design for the Legislative & Executive Building, 1912. More than sixty designs were submitted, and the scheme prepared by Brown & Vallance was one of the five finalists, but Frank W. Simon of Liverpool was eventually declared winner (Const., v, Nov. 1912, 77, illus.; M. Baker, Symbol in Stone: Manitoba's Third Legislative Building, 1986, 32, 35, illus.)
TORONTO, ONT., Central Technical School, Bathurst Street at Harbord Street, 1912. Brown & Vallance were one of seventeen firms that submitted designs. Their Collegiate Gothic proposal was awarded Second Prize of $800, with the First Premium being awarded to their Montreal rivals Ross & MacFarlane (Const., v, July 1912, 68, illus.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., University of British Columbia Campus Plan and Buildings, 1912. Among the twenty submissions received from across Canada was a design from Brown & Vallance, but their scheme was not placed among the four finalists (inf. from University Archives, Univ. of British Columbia)
WINNIPEG, MAN., Design for the City Hall, 1913. Brown & Vallance were one of three offices awarded a Third Prize, in this instance for a classically inspired Beaux-Arts design. Clemesha & Portnall of Regina, Sask. were declared winners (Const., vi, April 1913, 154-5, illus.)
OTTAWA, ONT., Departmental Buildings, 1914. More than 60 competitors from Commonwealth countries submitted designs for this major commission, but only six were elevated to Stage Two, and the project was never realized. The scheme by Brown & Vallance was not premiated (NAC, RG11, Vol. 2952, File 5370-1B)
REGINA, SASK., Canadian War Memorial Museum, 1919. A formally organized Beaux-Arts design submitted in a limited competition with seven other Canadian architects. The scheme by Nobbs & Hyde, also of Montreal, was awarded First Prize but their design was never realised. (Const., xii, Sept. 1919, 274-5, 278, illus. & descrip.)