Notable Architects & Builders In Victoria History

John Gerhard Tiarks (1867-1901)

John Gerhard Tiarks (1867-1901) was an up and coming architect in 1890’s Victoria. His career was cut short by his untimely death, aged 34, in 1901.

Here is a partial list of his projects.

Here are the John Gerhard Tiarks projects we have included on this site so far:

1512 Beach Drive

Built in 1898-99 by architect John G. Tiarks for Arthur E. Haynes and Matilda Haynes.

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1512 Beach Drive in Oak Bay. (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

For anyone interested in architectural history, we recommend Building The West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, edited by Donald Luxton. It includes information on John Gerhard Tiarks.

Book cover, Building The West: Early Architects of British Columbia, edited by Donald Luxton

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