Moody, Herbert Henry Gatenby

MOODY, Herbert Henry Gatenby (1903-1991) , partner in the Winnipeg firm of Moody & Moore, was born there on 12 March 1903 and he enrolled at the School of Architecture at the Univ. of Manitoba in 1923. He was a gifted student and a talented delineator, capably demonstrated in his First Year drawing exercise for a 'Rendered Order' of the Corinthian column, and subsequently published in the Toronto architectural journal Construction (xvi, Sept. 1923, 324, illus.). Moody graduated with honours from the School in 1926 and moved to Boston to train with Derby & Robinson (1926-28), then returned to Canada and spent five years assisting in the office of Sproatt & Rolph in Toronto (1928-33). The dearth of work there during the Depression prompted Moody to return to Winnipeg where he opened an office under his own name in 1934, and he later formed a partnership with Robert E. Moore in 1936. Their firm brought a modernist sensibility to many of their commissions for commercial and institutional work in western Canada, best seen in their striking design for the Hudson's Bay Department Store in Edmonton (1936-37). In the post-war era their firm grew rapidly to include 65 architects and support staff, making it the largest architectural practice in the Prairies, and substantial examples of their work can be found as far west as Vancouver, B.C. and as far east as Montreal, Que.
Moody was a respected member of the profession in Manitoba and was elected by his colleagues to an unprecedented four terms as President of the Manitoba Assoc. of Architects, serving in 1937, 1947, 1948 and in 1961. He retired after 1970 and moved to Victoria, B.C. where he died on 27 February 1991 (death notice Globe & Mail, 28 Feb. 1991, D6; biog. R.A.I.C. Journal, xxvii, Oct. 1950, 364; inf. and correspondence from H.H.G.Moody, 1984, 1988).

H.H.G. MOODY

(works in Winnipeg)

(with Green, Blankstein, Russell & Ham) a low cost Housing Development, c. 1934 (R.A.I.C.Journal, xi, July-Aug. 1934, 111, illus.)
ROYAL CROWN SOAP CO., King Street at Henry Avenue, major addition, 1934-36 (Winnipeg Tribune, 11 Jan. 1935, 3, descrip.; 30 May 1935, 3, descrip.; inf. Herbert H.G. Moody, Victoria, B.C.)
ROSLYN ROAD, major addition and alterations to the residence of Lady Nanton, 1935 (Winnipeg Tribune, 27 April 1935, 15, descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xiv, May 1937, 82, illus.)

MOODY & MOORE

GENSER'S LTD., Portage Avenue, retail store and showroom, 1936 (Winnipeg Tribune, 8 May 1936, 10, descrip.)
HANDSART BOULEVARD, residence for A. Maurice Patton, 1936 (Winnipeg Tribune, 25 June 1936, 1, descrip.; R.A.I.C.Journal, xvi, May 1939, 105, illus.; C.H.G., xvii, Jan-Feb. 1940, 40, illus.)
GRENFELL BOULEVARD, at Nanton Boulevard, large residence for William Rait, 1936 (Winnipeg Tribune, 25 June 1936, 1, descrip.)
RAVENSCOURT BOY'S SCHOOL, South Drive, gymnasium and dormitory, 1937 (Winnipeg Tribune, 22 May 1937, 9, descrip.; 28 Aug. 1937, 8, illus. in advert.; R.A.I.C.Journal, xiv, Aug. 1937, 170; xv, March 1938, 72; May 1938, 112, illus.)
HANDSART BOULEVARD, near Assiniboine Drive, Tuxedo Park, residence for Samuel Wilson, 1937 (Winnipeg Tribune, 22 May 1937, 9; 29 May 1937, 6)
WINNIPEG ZOO, a heated indoor Pavilion for animals, 1937 (Winnipeg Tribune, 25 Sept. 1937, 7, descrip.)
GRENFELL BOULEVARD, Tuxedo Park, residence for Alexander Robertson, 1938 (Winnipeg Tribune, 23 July 1938, 20, descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xvi, May 1939, 104, illus.)
S & S AIRCRAFT LTD., Graham Avenue, major addition to factory, 1941 (C.R., liv, 24 Sept. 1941, 33, t.c.)
GRACE HOSPITAL, addition for a Nurse's Residence, for the Salvation Army, 1942; major addition to hospital, 1946-47 (Canadian Hospital, xx, March 1943, 36-8, illus. & descrip.; xxv, Jan. 1948, 37-9, illus. & descrip.)
HOLT, RENFREW & CO LTD., Portage Avenue at Carlton Street, major alterations and modernization, 1944 (R.A.I.C.Journal, xxi, July 1944, 158, illus.)
RED CROSS LODGE, at the Deer Lodge Military Hospital, Portage Avenue, 1945 (R.A.I.C.Journal, xxii, Nov. 1945, 223-5, illus.)
CHARLESWOOD, a tract of 238 houses, 1945 (C.R., lviii, July 1945, 98)
WINNIPEG WINTER CLUB, River Avenue, new clubhouse, 1947-48 (C.R., lx, Dec. 1947, 138; lxi, Oct. 1948, 181; R.A.I.C.Journal, xxvii, June 1950, 192-3, illus.)
IMPERIAL OIL CO., Main Street South, office block, 1948 (C.R., lxi, May 1948, 176)
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, for the Kinsmen Club, Aberdeen Avenue near Main Street, 1948-50 (C.R., lxi, June 1948, 160; lxiii, Feb. 1950, 127)
PRINCESS ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, Morley Avenue at Eccles Street, 1948-50 (Canadian Hospital [Toronto], xxvii, July 1950, 30-2, 84, illus. & descrip.)
MOODY & MOORE, ARCHITECTS, office building for the architectural firm, Broadway Avenue, 1948 (R.A.I.C.Journal, xxv, Oct. 1948, 366, illus.)
ST. ANDREW'S RIVER HEIGHTS UNITED CHURCH, Oak Street, 1949-50 (C.R., lxii, Feb. 1949, 151; N. Bingham, A Study of Church Buildings in Manitoba, 1987, 261, illus.)
CENTRAL POLICE STATION, major addition and garage, 1949 (C.R., lxii, July 1949, 134)
VICTORIA HOSPITAL, River Street, major addition, 1949 (C.R., lxii, Sept. 1949, 161)
SELKIRK METAL PRODUCTS, Wall Street, office and factory, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, June 1950, 129)
B.F. GOODRICH RUBBER CO., Ellice Avenue at Erin Street, office and warehouse, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, Nov. 1950, 124)
THE TOURIST HOTEL, Provencher Avenue, major addition, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, Nov. 1950, 122)

(works outside Winnipeg)

CALGARY, ALTA., office block for James Richardson & Sons, Eighth Avenue West, 1937 (Winnipeg Tribune, 13 March 1937, 9, descrip.; C.R., lx, 17 March 1937, 37; R.A.I.C.Journal, xiv, Aug. 1937, 170; Financial Post [Toronto], 18 Dec. 1937, 17, illus. & descrip.; Building in Canada, Winter 1938, 14, illus.; dwgs. Canadian Architectural Archives, Univ. of Calgary, Stevenson-Raines Coll. 37A 7825)
EDMONTON, ALTA., Hudson's Bay Department Store, Jasper Avenue at 102 Street, 1937-38 (Winnipeg Tribune, 28 Dec. 1937, 6, descrip.; 26 March 1938, 22, descrip.; R.A.I.C.Journal, xv, Jan. 1938, 294, descrip.; xvii, Feb. 1940, 22-4, illus. & descrip.; C.R., li, 26 Jan. 1938, 9-10, illus. & descrip.; Tim Morawetz, Art Deco Architecture Across Canada, 2017, 181-82, illus. & descrip.)
ST. VITAL, MAN., residence for John M. Paxton, 1939 (R.A.I.C.Journal, xvi, May 1939, 103, illus.; C.H.G, xvii, Jan-Feb. 1940, 37, illus.)
EAST GRINSTED, ENGLAND, Queen Victoria Hospital, 1943 (R.A.I.C.Journal, xxii, Nov. 1943, 226-7, illus. & descrip.)
EAST KILDONAN, MAN., Knowles School for Boys, for the Winnipeg Rotary Club, Henderson Highway, 1947-49 (C.R., lx, Nov. 1947, 141; lxii, July 1949, 133)
VANCOUVER, B.C., James Richardson & Sons, West Hastings Street, office building, 1947 (inf. from Architectural Inst. of British Columbia)
LAC DU BONNET, MAN., Lac du Bonnet School, 1947 (R.A.I.C.Journal, xxiv, Oct. 1947, 363, illus.)
MONTREAL, QUE., office and warehouse for Hudson's Bay Co., 1948 (C.R., lxi, Feb. 1948, 168)
MINNEDOSA, MAN., hospital, 1949 (C.R., lxii, March 1949, 138)
FLIN FLON, MAN., Federal Building, for the Dept. of Public Works, 1949 (C.R., lxii, April 1949, 153)
FORT FRANCES, ONT., Memorial Arena, 1949 (C.R., lxii, April 1949, 152, t.c.)
MORRIS, MAN., hospital, 1949 (C.R., lxii, July 1949, 134)
NORWAY HOUSE, MAN., hospital for the Dept. of Mines & Resources, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, Feb. 1950, 126)
REGINA, SASK., Bank of Montreal, Scarth Street at 11th Avenue, 1950-52 (Leader-Post [Regina], 30 May 1950, 3, descrip.)
NEEPAWA, MAN., hospital, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, June 1950, 123)
MORDEN, MAN., hospital, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, Aug. 1950, 238)