Townley, Fred Laughton

TOWNLEY, Fred Laughton (1887-1966)
(biography in preparation)


(works in Vancouver unless noted)

POWELL STREET, near Main Street, rooming house for W.G. Dugmore, 1912 (Province [Vancouver], 23 Nov. 1912, 30, descrip.)
WING KEE RICE MILLS, Keefer Street, 1912 (dwgs. at VCA)
ALASKA BEDDING CO., West 11th Avenue near Arbutus Street, 1913 (dwgs. at VCA)
BURNABY, B.C., 'Deerholme', a mansion for Thomas O. Townley, Price Street, 1913 (City of Burnaby, Deer Lake Park Heritage Resource Inventory, 1998, 18-20, illus. & descrip.)
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY STATION & DEPOT, Station Street, 1915-17; demol. 1965 (Vancouver Sun, 11 Nov. 1915, 8, descrip.; 24 Nov. 1915, 8; C.R., xxx, 31 May 1916, 524; 20 Dec. 1916, 1196, illus. & descrip.; Canadian Railway & Marine World, xx, Feb. 1917, 41, illus. & descrip.; Sept. 1917, 348-9, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at VCA)
CHINESE THEATRE, Shanghai Alley, 1917 (dwgs. at VCA)
GRANVILLE ISLAND, Aetna Saw Works, factory, 1918 (dwgs. at VCA)
ST. MARY'S CHURCH, KERRISDALE, addition of a Parish Memorial Hall & Sunday School, 1919 (Vancouver Daily World, 20 Feb. 1919, 17)
GRANVILLE STREET, at West 32nd Avenue, residence for Frederick Perkins (British Columbia Record [Vancouver], 2 May 1919, 4)
TERMINAL CITY MOTOR CO., West Georgia Street at Bute Street, auto garage, 1919 (British Columbia Record [Vancouver], 3 Nov. 1919, 2 & 4)
WEST MARINE DRIVE, near West 57th Avenue, residence for James R. Craig, 1919 (British Columbia Record [Vancouver], 3 Nov. 1919, 2 & 4)
LAURIER AVENUE, at Alexandra Street, residence for Dr. Archibald Smith, 1919 (British Columbia Record [Vancouver], 3 Nov. 1919, 2 & 4)
MAPLE STREET, near West 49th Avenue, residence for William G. Breeze, 1919 (British Columbia Record [Vancouver], 3 Nov. 1919, 2 & 4)
WEST 1ST AVENUE, at Stephens Street, two houses for Frederick G. Evans, 1919 (British Columbia Record [Vancouver], 3 Nov. 1919, 2)
WEST 35th AVENUE, near Maple Street, residence for Walter Teetzel, 1919 (British Columbia Record [Vancouver], 3 Nov. 1919, 2)
ANGUS DRIVE, near West 32nd Avenue, residence for J.D. Allen, 1919 (British Columbia Record [Vancouver], 3 Nov. 1919, 2)
NORTH VANCOUVER, residence for Arthur R. Crooks, Capilano Road, 1919 (British Columbia Record [Vancouver], 3 Nov. 1919, 2)
POINT GREY, residence for J. Blair, West 4th Avenue near Blanca Street, 1919 (British Columbia Record [Vancouver], 3 Nov. 1919, 2)
WEST 29th AVENUE, at Marguerite Street, residence for John M. Brown, 1919 (British Columbia Record [Vancouver], 3 Nov. 1919, 2)
GRANVILLE STREET, at West 32nd Avenue, residence for Frederick Perkins (British Columbia Record [Vancouver], 2 May 1919, 4)
CHILLIWACK, B.C., addition of a large Sunday School building for the Baptist Church, 1922-23 (Chilliwack Progress, 19 Jan. 1922, 1 & 3, descrip.)


(works in Vancouver unless noted)

Institutional Works

RICHMOND, B.C., new grandstand and clubhouse for the West Coast Jockey Club, No. 3 Road, Lansdowne Park, 1923-24 (Vancouver Evening Sun, 17 May 1924, illus. & descrip.; inf. Robert Hamilton, of Hamilton, Ont.)
ROYAL VANCOUVER YACHT CLUB, Coal Harbour, major addition for a dance pavilion, 1923 (Vancouver Daily World, 11 April 1923, 12, descrip.)
MAPLE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Cypress Street, 1924 (D. Franklin, Early School Architecture in British Columbia, 1980, 155)
BRITISH COLUMBIA ELECTRIC RAILWAY, Main Street at 13th Avenue, ticket office and car barns, 1924; Paint Shop, on the Kitsilano Indian Reserve, 1925 (dwgs. at VCA)
GROUSE MOUNTAIN, near Vancouver, Chalet, 1925; burned c. 1965 (inf. Ms. C.M. Paton, Vancouver)
MAGEE SECONDARY SCHOOL, 49th Avenue West at Maple Street, 1926 (dwgs. at VCA)
ROYAL VANCOUVER YACHT CLUB, Point Grey Road at Highbury Street, 1926 (dwgs. at VCA)
QUILCHENA SCHOOL, 37th Avenue West at Maple Street, 1926 (dwgs. at VCA)
VANCOUVER TECHNICAL SCHOOL, East Broadway at Penticton Street, 1928 (H. Kalman, Exploring Vancouver, 1993, 198, illus.)
VANCOUVER STOCK EXCHANGE, Howe Street at Pender Street West, a ten-storey office block with Trading Floor, 1928-29 (Province [Vancouver], 1 July 1928, 29, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xliii, 10 July 1929, 814-15, illus. & descrip.; Const., xxiii, March 1930, 89-90, 93-5, illus. & descrip.; Province [Vancouver], 5 Dec. 1936, Magazine, 3)
NANAIMO, B.C., Nanaimo General Hospital, 1928, completion of the work begun in 1925 by Alexander E. Henderson, (Province [Vancouver], 17 June 1928, Magazine Section, 10, illus.; Nanaimo Free Press, 21 June 1928, 5 & 6, illus. & descrip.)
POINT GREY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, West 37th Avenue at East Boulevard, 1928-29 (Const., xxi, Sept. 1928, 294; R.A.I.C. Journal, xi, Nov. 1934, iv, illus. in advert.; Canadian Engineer, lxxv, 11 Dec. 1934, 35, illus.)
SIR SANFORD FLEMING SCHOOL, 49th Avenue East at Knight Street, 1929 (dwgs. at VCA)
SIR ALEXANDER MACKENZIE SCHOOL, 39th Avenue East at Windsor Street, 1929 (dwgs. at VCA)
VICTORIA, B.C., St. Louis College, Pandora Avenue, 1930-31; demol. 2016 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 105, illus. & descrip.) FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Nelson Street at Burrard Street, 1931 (C.R., xlv, 18 March 1931, 61)
ST. MATHEWS ANGLICAN CHURCH, 23rd Avenue East at Nootka Street, 1931 (dwgs. at VCA)
ANGLICAN CHINESE MISSION, Keefer Street near Princess Street, 1935 (dwgs. at VCA)
VANCOUVER CITY HALL, 12th Avenue West at South Cambie Street, 1935-36 ( Sun [Vancouver], 3 Dec. 1936, 10-15, illus. & descrip.; C.R., l, 31 March 1937, 7-10, illus. & descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xviii, Aug. 1941, 141, illus.; H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 770-71, illus. & descrip.; Tim Morawetz, Art Deco Architecture Across Canada, 2017, 72-3, illus. & descrip.)
STANLEY PARK, Brockton Point Grandstand, 1936 (dwgs. at VCA)
VANCOUVER GENERAL HOSPITAL, 12th Avenue West at Heather Street, Interns Residence, 1937; Employee Relations Building, 1937; new Extension, 1941-42; Health Centre for Children, 1944; Psychiatric Ward, 1944; Nurses Home, 10th Avenue West, 1945; Boiler House, 1946; Nurses Residence, Heather Street, 1948; Chronic Care Building, 1949 (Canadian Hospital, xv, June 1938, 26-8, illus. & descrip; xix, May 1942, 21, illus. & descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xix, May 1942, 124; xxi, Aug. 1944, 171-73, illus.; Tim Morawetz, Art Deco Architecture Across Canada, 2017, 111, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. for all projects at VCA)
GLEN HOSPITAL, Salisbury Road, 1937 (dwgs. at VCA)
PACIFIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION, Hastings Street, Educational Building, later called The Garden Auditorium, 1940 (H. Kalman, Exploring Vancouver, 1993, 214, illus.; Tim Morawetz, Art Deco Architecture Across Canada, 2017, 272, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at VCA)
KAMLOOPS, B.C., Royal Inland Hospital, major extension, 1945 (C.R., lviii, Sept. 1945, 94)
CANADIAN RED CROSS BUILDING, Pender Street West near Bute Street, 1946 (dwgs. at VCA)
ST. PAUL'S HOSPITAL, Comox Street, addition to Nurse's Home, 1946 (C.R., lix, Oct. 1946, 92)
CHILLIWACK, B.C., Fire Hall, Young Street at Victoria Avenue, 1948-49 (Chilliwack Progress, 5 May 1948, 1; 16 June 1949, 13; 29 June 1949, 13, descrip.)
CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND, Main Street at 36th Avenue, 1948-49 (dwgs. at VCA)
HASTINGS BRANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY, Hastings Street East near Penticton Street, 1948-49; demol. 1989 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxiv, Feb. 1947, 48, illus.)
FIRE HALL NO. 5, 54th Avenue East at Kerr Street, 1949 (dwgs. at VCA)
LETHBRIDGE, ALTA., Galt Hospital, 1949-50 (Canadian Hospital [Toronto], xxvi, Oct. 1949, 38, illus. & descrip.; Lethbridge Herald, 24 Jan. 1950, 9, descrip.)
ABBOTSFORD, B.C., new Hospital, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, June 1950, 121)
POLICE STATION, Cordova Street near Gore Street, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, Dec. 1950, 106)

Commercial Works

MERCHANT'S EXCHANGE BUILDING, Hastings Street West at Howe Street, 1923 (Vancouver Daily World, 23 Feb 1923, 1, descrip.; dwgs. at VCA)
RICHMOND, B.C. [South Vancouver], Brighouse Park Race Track, No. 3 Road, Lulu Island, rebuilding of the grandstand after a fire, with new paddocks and betting ring, for the West Coast Jockey Club, 1924 (Vancouver Daily World, 6 Feb. 1924, 12 & 13, descrip.)
MOTOR TRANSPORT BUILDING, for Pacific Stage Bus Lines, Dunsmuir Street near Seymour Street, 1925 (dwgs. at VCA)
VANCOUVER MOTORS LTD., Seymour Street at Smithe Street, a 3 storey auto showroom and motor garage, 1925 (Province [Vancouver], 22 March 1925, 27, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at VCA)
WILLIAM DICK BUILDING, Hastings Street West near Homer Street, 1926-27 (dwgs. at VCA)
SHELLY BUILDING, Hastings Street West, 1926 (dwgs. at VCA)
BELL-IRVING BUILDING, Hastings Street West at Burrard Street, 1926 (dwgs. at VCA)
S.W. RANDALL & CO., Richards Street at West Georgia Street, a two storey commercial block, 1927; demol. (Vancouver b.p. 16595, 7 Jan. 1927; inf. Patrick Gunn, Vancouver)
NEW WESTMINSTER, Columbia Theatre, Columbia Street at Front Street, 1927 (C.R., xli, 19 Jan. 1927, 50, t.c.)
NELSON, B.C., Famous Players Movie Theatre, 1927 (C.R., xx, Feb. 1927, 58)
BANK OF MONTREAL, Granville Street South near West Broadway, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 17 Oct. 1928, 48)
NUN & THOMSON, Cambie Street South at 10th Street West, funeral parlour, 1929 (dwgs. at VCA)
BANK OF COMMERCE, Granville Street near Robson Street, 1929 (inf. Donald Luxton, Vancouver)
DICK BUILDING, Granville Street at West Broadway, 1929 (C.R., xliii, 13 March 1929, 55)
CAPITOL THEATRE, for Famous Players Ltd., Granville Street near Robson Street, 1929-30 (C.R., xliii, 23 Oct. 1929, 52)
VICTORIA, B.C., Imperial Oil Co. Service Station, Fairfield Road at Moss Street, 1930 (Victoria Daily Times, 7 May 1930, 19)
VICTORIA, B.C., Imperial Oil Co. Service Station, Fort Street near Vancouver Street, 1930 (Victoria Daily Times, 7 July 1930, 1)
VICTORIA, B.C., Imperial Oil Co. Causeway Garage Building, Wharf Street at Government Street, facing the Inner Harbour, with 60 foot tower and light beacon, 1930-31 (Victoria Daily Times, 13 Aug. 1930, 2, descrip.; C.R., xlv, 4 Feb. 1931, 59; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 132-5, illus.; Tim Morawetz, Art Deco Architecture Across Canada, 2017, 227, illus. & descrip.)
NESBITT, THOMSON & CO., Hastings Street West near Granville Street, 1930 (dwgs. at VCA)
B.C. LEASE HOLDERS BUILDING, Granville Street near Pender Street, 1930 (dwgs. at VCA)
NEW YORK FUR CO., Georgia Street West at Howe Street, 1931 (dwgs. at VCA)
IMPERIAL OIL SERVICE STATION, Cornwall Street at Yew Street, 1932 (dwgs. at VCA)
MARQUISE ORIENT THEATRE, Columbia Street near Pender Street East, 1934 (dwgs. at VCA)
STANDARD OIL STATION, West Georgia Street at Burrard Street, 1935 (dwgs. at VCA)
PENTICTON, B.C., Capitol Theatre, Main Street, for Famous Players Ltd., 1936 (C.R., Vol. 50, 18 March 1936, 37; Tim Morawetz, Art Deco Architecture Across Canada, 2017, 251, illus. & descrip.)
SAFEWAY STORES, East Hastings Street near Kamloops Street, 1940 (C.R., lii, 20 Dec. 1939, 29)
SLAVIN'S FUNERAL HOME, West Braodway near Dunbar Street, c. 1940 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xviii, Aug. 1941, 141, illus.)
DUNNE & RUNDLE LTD., Granville Street near Dunsmuir Street, 1945 (dwgs. at VCA)
TOWNLEY & MATHESON, offices for the architects, Hornby Street near Pacific Avenue, c. 1948 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxv, Oct. 1948, 374-5, illus.)
KELOWNA, B.C., Famous Players Theatre, 1948 (C.R., lxi, July 1948, 134)
CHILLIWACK, B.C., Famous Players Theatre, Yale Road, 1946-48 (Chilliwack Progress, 18 Sept. 1946, 1; C.R., lxi, Sept. 1948, 132)
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C., Famous Players Theatre, 1948 (C.R., lxi, Oct. 1948, 180)

Industrial Works

IMPERIAL OIL CO., Smythe Street at Cambie Street, oil plant and offices, 1927 (C.R., xli, 22 June 1927, 55)
E.B. HORSEMAN & SON, Burrard Street at Eveleigh Street, 1928 (dwgs. at VCA)
B.C. MOTOR TRANSPORTATION CO., Cambie Street at l5th Avenue West, garage, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 10 Oct. 1928, 57)
McLENNAN, McFEELY & PRIOR CO., Powell Street at Commercial Drive, 1930 (C.R., xliv, 1 Jan. 1930, 46)
BARBER ELLIS LTD., Homer Street near Smithe Street, factory, 1931 (C.R., xlv, 17 June 1931, 69)
CANADIAN LINEN CO., Richards Street at Davie Street, office and warehouse, 1929; 1932 (C.R., xliii, 16 Jan. 1929, 52; H. Kalman, Exploring Vancouver, 1993, 99, illus.; dwgs. at VCA)
GRANVILLE ISLAND, Sidney Roofing & Paper Co., 1936 (dwgs. at VCA)
SAFEWAY STORES COFFEE PLANT, Mainland Street, 1940 (dwgs. at VCA)
EVANS, COLEMAN & EVANS LTD., Columbia Avenue, 1944 (dwgs. at VCA)
LIPSETT ENGINEERING & MFR., Powell Street at Clark Street, shop and warehouse, 1944 (dwgs. at VCA)
VANCOUVER CITY STORAGE CO., Alexander Street near Gore Street, 1946 (dwgs. at VCA)
WALTER M. LOWNEY CO., Homer Street near Davie Street, warehouse, 1946 (dwgs. at VCA)
BEKINS MOVING & STORAGE CO., Burrard Street at York Street, 1948 (C.R., lxi, May 1948, 176)
GRINNELL CO., Raymur Avenue at Parker Street, office and warehouse, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, Oct. 1950, 157)

Residential Works

MARINE DRIVE, Point Grey, for George Kidd, 1920 (C.R., xxxiv, 17 March 1920, 64)
WOLFE AVENUE, for Robert W. Sharpe, 1920 (C.R., xxxiv, 13 Oct. 1920, 56; t.c.)
THE CRESCENT, Shaughnessy Heights, residence for Fred M. Kelly, 1921-22 (C.R., xxxv, 17 Aug. 1921, 50; Vancouver Daily World, 2 Nov. 1921, 18)
WEST 36TH AVENUE, near Dunbar Street, two residences for Christopher H. Nelson and Robert M. Matheson, 1921 (inf. C.M. Paton, Vancouver)
ANGUS DRIVE, at West 29th Avenue, for Harold Read, 1923 (Vancouver Daily World, 20 April 1923, 9, descrip.; demol. 2014)
WEST 29th AVENUE, near Connaught Drive and Granville Street, large model home for the Electric Service League, 1922; demol. 2017 (Vancouver Daily World, 30 May 1922, 11, illus. & descrip.; 10 Oct. 1922, 14, illus. & descrip.)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., large residence for C.J. Colter, Queen's Avenue, 1923 (Vancouver Daily World, 5 Oct. 1923, 2, descrip.)
BALFOUR AVENUE, near Hudson Avenue, for Hugh McLean, 1924 (inf. C.M. Paton, Vancouver)
NOTTINGHAM APARTMENTS, Robson Street near Bute Street, 1925 (dwgs. at VCA)
TUDOR MANOR APARTMENTS, Beach Avenue near Jervis Street, 1927 (dwgs. at VCA)
SANTA FE APARTMENTS, Oak Street near West 14th Avenue, 1927 (dwgs. at VCA)
POINT GREY, for Mrs. Katherine Farrell, S.W. Marine Drive near Angus Drive, 1927 (C.R., xli, 15 June 1927, 55)
SOMERSET CRESCENT, near Marguerite Street, in Shaughnessy Heights, a large residence for James W. Weston, 1927 (Vancouver b.p. 10598, 18 Feb. 1927; Province [Vancouver], 8 May 1928, 12, illus. & descrip.; inf. Donald Luxton, Vancouver; inf. Patrick Gunn, Vancouver)
RICHMOND, B.C., a new residence for an unnamed client, backing onto the Quilchena Golf Course, near Granville Avenue, 1927-28 (Province [Vancouver], 24 April 1928, 12, illus. & descrip.)
VAN ARSDAL APARTMENTS, Oak Street at West 14th Avenue, a three storey apartment block for A.W. Davidson, 1928 (Province [Vancouver], 20 Feb. 1928, 20, descrip.)
CLYDE APARTMENTS, Harwood Street near Thurlow Street, 1928 (dwgs. at VCA)
NELSON, B.C., apartment block at Kootenay Street and Vernon Stret, 1928 (Const., xxi, April 1928, 131)
BALFOUR AVENUE, near Cartier Avenue, for William A. Akhurst, c. 1928 (R.A.I.C. Journal, v, Nov. 1928, 408, illus.)
CONNAUGHT DRIVE, near West 37th Avenue, for the architect Robert M. Matheson, 1929 (Daily Province [Vancouver], 11 Aug. 1931, illus. & descrip.; inf. C.M. Paton, Vancouver)
CONNAUGHT DRIVE, near West 37th Avenue, for J.A. Collins, 1929 (H. Kalman, Exploring Vancouver, 1993, 160, illus.)
REGAL COURT APARTMENTS, Harwood Street near Cardero Street, 1930 (C.R., xliv, 5 March 1930, 66)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., for John H. MacDonald, Fifth Street, 1936 (J. Scott, Once in the Royal City - The Heritage of New Westminster, 1985, 128, illus.)


VANCOUVER, B.C., Police Headquarters, 1912. Townley was one of several competititors who submitted a design for the new Police Headquarters Building, and for his effort he was awareded Second Prize of $300 (Vancouver Daily World, 18 June 1912, 13). The winner was W.A. Doctor.