Notable Architects And Builders In Victoria History

Eric Charlesworth Clarkson (1895-1977)

Eric Charlesworth Clarkson (1895-1977) came to Victoria in and worked as an assistant to architect Samuel Maclure. After Samuel Maclure’s death in 1929, Eric Clarkson opened his own practice in Victoria, which he maintained until 1950, when he took a position as a staff architect with the provincial government Department of Public Works. He retired in 1964.

Here is a partial listing of his projects.

We have included two Eric Charlesworth Clarkson projects on this website so far:

1001 Wharf Street, built for the Army Navy & Air Force Veterans club.

1001 Wharf Street was built for the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans. It is now occupied by Nautical Nellie's Restaurant.

1001 Wharf Street was built for the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans. It is now occupied by Nautical Nellie’s Restaurant.

836 Yates Street, built in 1936 as the Atlas Theatre. This building was been significantly changed from Eric Charlesworth Clarkson design when it was converted into an office building in 1995.

838 Yates Street, originally built in 1936 as the Atlas Theatre (photo; Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

836 Yates Street, originally built in 1936 as the Atlas Theatre (photo; Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

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