Clarkson, Eric Charlesworth

CLARKSON, Eric Charlesworth (1895-1977), a native of Esholt, Yorkshire, Engl. emigrated to Canada in 1923 and worked briefly in Toronto before moving to California where he lived in 1924-27. He then relocated to Victoria, B.C. and worked as assistant to Samuel Maclure. After the death of Maclure in 1929 Clarkson opened an office in Victoria and practiced there for twenty years. From 1950 onward he was employed as a staff architect with the provincial Dept. of Public Works. Clarkson retired in 1964 and died in Victoria on 23 February 1977 (death notice Daily Colonist [Victoria], 26 Feb. 1977, 59; D. Luxton, Building The West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, 2003, 444, 493; inf. Architectural Inst. of British Columbia).

(works in Victoria unless noted)

(with Samuel Maclure) PACIFIC PICTURES LTD., Cook Street, motion picture studios, with Administration Block, Stage Building, and Carpenter Shop, 1928 (Nanaimo Free Press, 12 June 1928, 3, descrip.)
OAK BAY, residence for Mr. Howard, 1929 (D. Luxton, Building The West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, 2003, 444)
MENZIES STREET, at Michigan Street, a bungalow courtyard housing complex 'in the Spanish style', 1930 (C.R., xliv, 12 Feb. 1930, 57; Const., xxiii, Feb. 1930, 49)
SAANICH, B.C., Mount View High School, Carey Road, 1931 (D. Luxton, Building The West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, 2003, 444)
OAK BAY, residence for Mrs. J.J. Shallcross, Margate Avenue, 1932 (Hallmark Society, Victoria)
SAANICH, B.C., McKenzie Elementary School, Raymond Street North, 1935 (Donald Luxton & Jennifer Barr, Saanich Heritage Structures, 2008, 51, illus. & descrip.)
OAK BAY, Castle Block and The Little Theatre, Oak Bay Avenue, 1936 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 196-7, illus.)
ATLAS THEATRE, Yates Street, 1936 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 78, illus.)
ARMY & NAVY VETERAN'S CLUB, Wharf Street at Johnson Street, 1936 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 78, illus.)
MOSS STREET, residence for Mr. Kipling, 1938 (D. Luxton, Building The West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, 2003, 495)
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, Pandora Avenue, 1945-47 (Hallmark Society, Victoria)
RED CROSS SOCIETY HOUSE, Fort Street near Vancouver Street, 1945-46 (Hallmark Society, Victoria)
OAK BAY, residence at 350 King George Terrace, 1946 (Hallmark Society, Victoria)