Cobb, Andrew Randall

COBB, Andrew Randall (1876-1943)
(biography in preparation)

An illustrated biography and list of works by Cobb was published in 1990 by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in an exhibit catalogue entitled Rich in Interest and Charm: The Architecture of Andrew Randall Cobb 1876-1943 by Dr. Jean Weir. A new illustrated monograph on the architect entitled Andrew Cobb: Architects and Artist, by Janet Katz was published in 2014. In addition, an extensive collection of architectural drawings prepared by A.R. Cobb between 1910 and 1943 is now held at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax.

HALIFAX

INGLIS STREET, residence for A. Forrester MacIntosh, 1910 (dwgs. at PANS)
(with G.H. Jost) CRAGG BROS. LTD., Barrington Street at George Street, commercial block, 1912 (Views of Halifax-The Empire Port; dwgs. at PANS)
(with Frank Darling of Toronto) DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, with major buildings including
Science Building, 1913-15; (Evening Mail [Halifax], 13 Nov. 1913, 6;
MacDonald Memorial Library, 1914-15; (Evening Mail [Halifax], 7 May 1915, 6, descrip.)
Shirreff Hall Women's Residence, 1920-22; (Evening Mail [Halifax], 13 July 1922, 18, descrip.)
Arts Building, 1921-22; (Evening Mail [Halifax], 9 June 1921, 12, t.c.)
Medical Science Laboratory, 1921-22; and
with general articles on the whole campus in R.A.I.C. Journal, iii, Jan.-Feb. 1926, 15, 19-27, illus. & descrip.; Const., xxvi, Oct. 1931, 329-30, illus.; E. Pacey, Historic Halifax, 1988, 54-5, illus.; Weir, 18-27, illus.; dwgs. at PANS)
CASINO THEATRE, Gottingen Street near Cornwallis Street, 1915 (dwgs. at PANS)
ROY BUILDING, Barrington Street at Sackville Street, commercial block for James E. Roy, 1915 (Evening Mail [Halifax], 6 Jan. 1920, 3, lawsuit for fees awarded to A.R. Cobb; )Katz, 35, illus.; dwgs. at PANS)
COBURG ROAD, residence for William Schon, 1915 (dwgs. at PANS)
STRAND THEATRE, Sackville Street at Argyle Street, 1915 (dwgs. at PANS)
CONNAUGHT AVENUE, 'Rosebank', a residence for James T. Wilson, 1915 (Weir, 10, illus.; dwgs. at PANS)
JUBILEE ROAD, residence for E. Albert Wood, 1915 (dwgs. at PANS)
SACKVILLE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, Sackville Street near Brier Lane, for the Maritime Telephone & Telegraph Co., 1916 (dwgs. at PANS)
GREEN LANTERN RESTAURANT, Barrington Street, located in the Gordon & Keith Building and occupying 4 full floors of this building, for W.A. Hart, 1917 (Evening Mail [Halifax], 29 Nov. 1917, 13, detailed architectural descrip.; dwgs. at PANS)
C.W. OUTHIT CO., Barrington Street near Duke Street, store and warehouse, 1917 (dwgs. at PANS)
ST. JOHN'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Windsor Street, 1917 (C.R., xxxi, 21 Feb. 1917, 42)
CONNAUGHT AVENUE, residence for Harry B. Pickings, engineer, 1918 (dwgs. at PANS)
RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL, Acadia Square, Richmond Heights, 1919 (C.R., xxxiii, 5 March 1919, 52; Evening Mail [Halifax], 30 June 1921, 16, illus. & descrip.)
ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Cobourg Road, 1919 (C.R., xxxiii, 2 April 1919, 47)
ST. PATRICK'S ROMAN CATHOLIC BOYS SCHOOL, Brunswick Street, 1919 (C.R., xxxiii, 2 April 1919, 47; xlv, 21 Oct. 1931, 66, illus. in advert.)
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS ANGLICAN CHURCH, Oxford Street, parish hall for the church, 1919 (Halifax Herald, 16 July 1919, 3)
ARDMORE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, a tract of 32 units (built as 16 semi-detached houses), one block north of North Street, between Oxford Street and Dublin Street, 1920-21 (Evening Mail [Halifax], 28 Feb. 1920, 15; and 6 March 1920, 24, descrip. with signed perspective drawing; Montreal Daily Star, 6 March 1920, 19; Halifax Herald, 26 March 1921, 17, illus. in advert.)
OXFORD STREET, residence for Frederick G. Carten, 1921 (Halifax Herald, 26 March 1921, 14, illus.)
CONNAUGHT AVENUE, residence for Fred A. Bowman, 1921 (Evening Mail [Halifax], 26 March 1921, 17, illus.)
LORNE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, North Street, for the Maritime Telephone & Telegraph Co., 1919; major addition, 1921 (Halifax Herald, 22 Nov. 1919, 2, t.c.; 21 April 1921, 10, t.c.; Evening Mail [Halifax], 23 April 1921, 16, t.c.)
JEWISH SYNAGOGUE, Robie Street, 1920 (Halifax Herald, 18 May 1920, 5, t.c.)
BLOOMINGDALE TERRACE, residence for Otto W. Hobrecker, 1920 (Weir, 11, illus.)
UNITED MEMORIAL UNION CHURCH, Kaye Street, for the Kaye-Grove Congregation, 1920-21 (C.R., xxxiii, 21 May 1919, 43; Evening Mail [Halifax], 24 March 1920, 12; History of United Memorial Church 1918-1975, 12)
YOUNG AVENUE, residence for Gerald F. Murphy, 1921 (C.H.G., iii, Nov. 1926, 38, illus.; inf. PANS)
WAR MEMORIAL, at Fort Needham, adjacent to Devonshire Avenue, a Beaux-Arts design proposal for a WW1 Memorial, 1922, but not built (Evening Mail [Halifax], 19 July 1922, 4, illus. & descrip.)
DALHOUSIE PUBLIC HEALTH CENTRE, Morris Street, 1922-24 (R.A.I.C. Journal, iii, Jan.-Feb. 1926, 25, illus.; xi, Nov. 1934, 154, illus.; dwgs. at PANS)
SOUTH STREET, at Tower Road, residence for E. Chesley Allen, 1923 (dwgs. at PANS)
PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION BUILDING, Windsor Street at Almon Street, rebuilding of the main hall, 1924-25; arena, livestock buildings, entrance gates, offices and administrative units, 1927 (Const., xx, April 1927, 128; C.R., xli, 6 April 1927, 52, t.c.)
KING'S COLLEGE, on the campus of Dalhousie University facing Coburg Road, main building and chapel, 1928; dormitory, 1931 (Charlottetown Guardian, 17 Nov. 1928, 1, descrip.; C.R., xlii, 5 Sept. 1928, 61; xlv, 5 Aug .1931, 95; R.A.I.C. Journal, xi, Nov. 1934, 157, illus.; Wier, 31-4, illus.; dwgs. at King's College Archives, Halifax)
PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES BUILDING, Coburg Road, on the campus of Dalhousie University, 1929 (C.R., xliii, 10 July 1929, 69; R.A.I.C. Journal, xi, Sept. 1934, 126, illus.; E. Pacey & A Comiter, Landmarks: Historic Buildings of Nova Scotia, 1994, 112-13, illus.)
(with John M. Lyle) BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, Head Office Building, Hollis Street at Prince Street, 1930-31 (R.A.I.C. Journal, ix, Jan. 1932, 2, 5-13, illus. & descrip.; March 1932, 66, 68, illus.; Halifax Herald, 3 Aug. 1931, 8; 4 Aug. 1931, 6, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at Bank of Nova Scotia Archives, Toronto)
COBURG ROAD, Bishop's Palace, a residence for the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church, 1931 (Weir, 47-8, illus.)
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, Gymnasium Building, 1931 (C.R., xlv, 14 Oct. 1931, 53; dwgs. at PANS)
(with Herbert E. Gates and W.M. Brown) PROVINCIAL BUILDING, an annex to the Provincial Parliament Building, Hollis Street, 1935 (C.R., xlix, 7 Aug. 1935, 128; Weir, 49-51, illus.)
RIDGEWOOD DRIVE, 'Fair Oaks', a residence for R.J. Rankin, 1936 (Weir, 29, illus.)
DEPT. OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, ordnance building at the Halifax Dockyards, near Barrington Street, 1939 (C.R., lii, 13 Sept. 1939, 28)
HALIFAX VETERINARY HOSPITAL, Windsor Street, 1941 (dwgs. at PANS)
(with Clifford St. J. Wilson) VICTORIA GENERAL HOSPITAL, South Street at Tower Road, designed 1943; built 1947-48 (Canadian Hospital [Toronto], xxv, July 1948, 29-33, illus. & descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xxv, Sept. 1948, 333-5, illus.)

ELSEWHERE

TRURO, N.S., Agricultural College, a new brick and timber building on the grounds of the College, 1912 (Evening Mail [Halifax], 11 June 1912, 6, t.c.)
WOLFVILLE, N.S., Emerson Memorial Library, Acadia University, 1913; Raynor Hall Residence, 1916 (Maritime Baptist [Halifax], 2 June 1915, 3; Acadian [Wolfville], 18 Feb. 1916, 3; Const., xxiv, Oct. 1931, 320, 331-2, illus. & descrip.)
BRIDGEWATER, N.S., public school, Queen Street, 1913-14 (Evening Mail [Halifax], 24 Jan. 1914, 5, descrip.; dwgs. at PANS)
WOLFVILLE, N.S., Presbyterian Church, Main Street at Seaview Avenue, 1914 (Wolfville Acadian, 2 Feb. 1914, 2; 10 April 1914, 3)
DARTMOUTH, N.S., Greenvale Public School, Octerlony Street at Pine Street, 1915 (Evening Mail [Halifax], 12 April 1915, 2; inf. S. Gosley, Dartmouth)
DARTMOUTH, N.S., Hawthorne Public School, Hawthorne Street, 1915; demol. c. 1970 (inf. S. Gosley, Dartmouth)
MONCTON, N.B., Central Presbyterian Church, Church Street at Queen Street, 1915-16 (Daily Times [Moncton], 26 Aug. 1915, 8, descrip.)
BEDFORD, N.S., residence for Andrew R. Cobb, architect, Shore Drive, in Eagle Wood Park, 1916 (Evening Mail [Halifax], 5 Aug. 1916, 8)
BEDFORD, N.S., residence for Charles De Wolf, Davison Street, c. 1916 (Bedford-Sackville News, 25 Aug. 1976)
BEDFORD, N.S., residence for Thomas Gue, Golf Links Road, 1919 (Katz, foreword, page V, illus.)
DARTMOUTH, N.S., residence for Harold O. Baker, Victoria Road, 1919 (inf. Reinhold Endres, Halifax)
DARTMOUTH, N.S., First United Baptist Church, Ochterloney Street at Victoria Road, 1920-22 (C.R., xxxiv, 14 July 1920, 49, t.c.; Evening Mail [Halifax], 9 Sept. 1922, 18, illus. & detailed descrip.; and 11 Sept. 1922, 2, descrip.; Weir, 15, illus.)
DARTMOUTH, N.S., theatre for C.G. Cleveland, 1920 (C.R., xxxiv, 14 July 1920, 49)
WINDSOR, N.S., a new Central Building on the campus of King's College, to replace the main building destroyed by fire in 1920 (Montreal Daily Star, 3 Aug. 1920, 16)
PRINCE'S LODGE, N.S., residence for William H.C. Schwartz, 1923 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xx, June 1943, 92, illus.; Weir, 45, illus.)
PUGWASH, N.S. 'Thinker's Lodge', a residence for Cyrus Eaton, 1923 (Weir, list of works, 65)
CORNERBROOK, NFLD., layout for a new town for the Armstrong-Whitworth Pulp & Paper Co., 1923-25; Glynmill Inn, 1924; Majestic Theatre, 1924; several houses, 1924-25 (Canadian Engineer, xliv, 5 June 1923, 570; Const., xvi, Aug. 1923, 298; Weir, 30; 37-43, illus.; dwgs. at PANS)
TRURO, N.S., residence for Frank L. Lewis, Prince Street at Young Street, 1924 (C.R., xlv, 30 Dec. 1931, 1579, illus. in advert.; inf. Colchester County Museum, Truro)
SACKVILLE, N.B., Mount Allison University, Memorial Library, 1926-27, demol. 2011; Flemington Science Building, 1930-31; rebuilding of Centennial Hall, 1934 (C.R., xliii, 29 May 1929, 561, illus.; xliv, 30 July 1930, 61; xlvii, 26 July 1933, 735; Const., xxiv, Oct. 1931, 328, 331, illus. & descrip.; J. Leroux & T. Holownia, Vision in Wood & Stone: The Architecture of Mount Allison University, 2016, 82-91, 102-05, illus. & descrip.)
WINDSOR, N.S., Avon River Power Co., Water Street, a two storey block, 1928 (Evening Mail [Halifax], 2 April 1928, 13, descrip.)
GILBERT'S COVE, N.S., summer hotel for an unnamed client, 1930 (C.R., xliv, 8 Jan. 1930, 52)
BEDFORD, N.S., clubhouse for the Bedford Golf & Country Club, 1931 (Daily Mail [Halifax], 27 Jan. 1931, 13, descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xiv, Sept. 1937, 184-5, illus.)
LUNENBURG, N.S., telephone exchange for the Maritime Telephone & Telegraph Co., 1932 (C.R., xlvi, 24 Aug. 1932, 43)
WOLFVILLE, N.S., telephone exchange for Maritime Telephone & Telegraph Co., 1932-33 (C.R., xlvii, 5 April 1933, 362)