Wilson, William Ridgway

WILSON, William Ridgway (1863-1957)
(biography in preparation)

(works in Victoria unless noted)

Institutional & Ecclesiastical works

SOUTH PARK SCHOOL, Douglas Street at Michigan Street, 1893 (Colonist [Victoria], 18 July 1893, 6, descrip.; C.A.B., xi, March 1898, illus.; D. Franklin, Early School Architecture in British Columbia, 1980, 83-4, 96, illus.)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., Asylum for the Insane, two major extensions, 1897 (Chilliwack Progress, 16 June 1897, 1; C.R., viii, 24 June 1897, 2; B.C.Sessional Papers, 1899, Public Accounts, 610; dwgs. at BCPA, GR54, Box 22, 392)
METLAKATLA, B.C., rebuilding (after a fire) of three school buildings for Indian and white children, for Bishop William Ridley, 1901 (Vancouver Daily World, 26 July 1901, 1)
ESQUIMALT, Lampson Street Public School, 1903 (list of works on A.I.B.C. Application Form 49)
ESQUIMALT, Victoria West School, Front Street, 1907 (C.R., xviii, 28 Aug. 1907, 4; D. Franklin, Early School Architecture in British Columbia, 1980, 87-8)
ST. JOHN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Quadra Street at Mason Street, 1912 (Colonist [Victoria], 6 May 1911, 11, illus.; 28 May 1911, 19, illus.; 5 May 1912, 2, illus. & descrip.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 236-9, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 126-27, illus. & descript.)
SAANICH PROVINCIAL JAIL & PRISON FARM, Wilkinson Road, 1912-13 (Colonist [Victoria], 10 Nov. 1912, 16, illus. & descrip.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 262, illus.; Donald Luxton & Jennifer Barr, Saanich Heritage Structures, 2008, 55, illus. & descrip.)
VICTORIA DRILL HALL, for the Fifth Regiment, Bay Street at McBride Street, 1913-14 (Colonist [Victoria], 21 March 1911, 17, illus.; 5 April 1913, 7, illus. & descrip.; Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 19, 1916, 110; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 72, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 36-37, illus. & descript.)

Commercial and Industrial works

NANAIMO, B.C., Opera House & Hotel, Church Street, for Alderman John Mahrer, 1889 (Nanaimo Free Press, 19 March 1889, 3, descrip.; 18 Oct. 1889, 9, descrip.; Victoria Daily Times, 22 Aug. 1889, 4)
ROBERT PORTER & SON, Douglas Street at Johnson Street, commercial block, 1900 (C.R., xi, 1 Aug. 1900, 2; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 57, illus.)
BANK OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA, Yates Street near Langley Street, extensive alterations and new glass dome, 1902 (Colonist [Victoria], 1 May 1902, 5, descrip.)
B.C. SOAP WORKS & BRITISH AMERICAN PAINT CO., Belleville Street, Laurel Point, several buildings for William J. Pendray, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 22 Nov. 1905, 2, t.c.)
VERNON BLOCK, Douglas Street at View Street, major alterations and improvements, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 28 Nov. 1906, 2)
MAHON BLOCK, Government Street near Fort Street, reconstruction after the fire, 1908 (C.R., xix, 29 April 1908, 19; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 60, illus.)
WESTERN MOTOR & SUPPLY CO., Broad Street near Pandora Avenue, stores and garage, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 17 Nov. 1909, 23)
LEE BUILDING, Broad Street at Johnson Street, for R.P. Clark, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 26 Jan. 1910, 23)
KER BLOCK, Pandora Avenue at Cook Street, commercial block for David R. Ker, 1911 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 121-22, illus. & descript.)
WILSON BLOCK, Government Street at Trounce Alley, for W. & J. Wilson, 1912 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 67, illus.)

Residential works

MOSS STREET, near Fort Street, 'Gyppeswyk', residence for Mrs. Alexander A. Green, now the Art Gallery of Victoria, 1889 (Victoria Daily Times, 30 May 1889, 4, t.c.; 8 June 1889, 4, descrip.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 260-3, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 186-87, illus. & descript.; Robert R. Taylor, The Spencer Mansion, 2012, 20-25, illus. & descrip.)
SCORESBY STREET, near Cook Street, two houses for Arthur J.W. Bridgeman, 1889; demol. (Victoria Daily Times, 15 July 1889, 4)
ROCKLAND AVENUE, residence for Thomas B. Hall, 1890 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2007, 161, illus.)
GORGE ROAD EAST, 'Armitage', residence for Charles Spratt, 1894; demol. 1933 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 14, illus. & descrip.)
BELCHER STREET, 'Schuhuum', residence for Hewitt Bostock, 1894 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 270-1, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 201-02, illus. & descript.)
GORGE ROAD EAST, residence for the architect, 1897; demol. 1959 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 14, illus. & descrip.)
FAIRFIELD ROAD, 'Arbutus', residence for John Douglas, 1903 (C.R., xiv, 29 July 1903, 2)
SHASTA PLACE, residence for Albert E. Todd, 1904 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2014, 191-92, illus. & descript.)
ROCKLAND AVENUE, near Terrace Avenue, 'Patly', residence for James A. Mitchell, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 13 Sept. 1905, 2; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 219-20, illus. & descript.)
ROCKLAND AVENUE, residence for Dr. Thomas Jones, 1908 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 4, 2009, 119-20, illus. & descrip.)
LOTBINIERE AVENUE, residence for Charles Spratt, 1909-10 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 178=79, illus. & descript.)
VERNON MANSIONS APARTMENTS, View Street, 1910 (Colonist [Victoria], 8 Sept. 1910, 10, illus. & descrip.)
ST. CHARLES STREET, near Richardson Street, residence for Edward G. Prior, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 12 April 1911, 54; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 238-39, illus. & descript.)
ROCKLAND AVENUE, residence for Rout Harvey, 1912 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 203-04, illus. & descript.)
SAANICH, B.C., St. Michael's University School, The Gate House, a residence for the Headmaster [now called Reynolds House], Richmond Road at Knight Avenue, 1924 (Victoria Daily Times, 7 June 1930, 10, illus. & descrip.; D.. Luxton & J. Barr, Saanich Heritage Structures, 2008, 173, illus., but lacking attribution; inf. Jennifer Barr, Victoria).