Samuel Maclure


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(1860–1929). Canadian architect. He designed a large number of interesting houses in the Shingle style in and around Victoria, British Columbia, from 1890 until his death. He later favoured Tudoresque Arts-and-Crafts detailing, and the best examples that survive include the Biggerstaff-Wilson House (1905–6), with its natural materials, careful siting, and plan of two axes meeting in the stairway and hall. With Cecil Croker Fox (1879–1916), who had worked in Voysey's office, he designed several successful houses, including the Huntting House, Vancouver, British Columbia (1911). After the 1914–18 war the office was run by his former pupil, Ross A. Lort (1889–1968), who was influenced by the Classical work of Lutyens. Maclure was also important for his garden and landscape design.

From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.

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