Samuel Buttrey Birds (1871-1960) was born in Morley, Yorkshire, U.K. and articled as an architect with the firm of T.A. Buttrey in Leeds and Morley. Between 1902 and 1907 he was a partner in the firm of T.A. Buttrey, his former employer.
Samuel Buttrey Birds emigrated to Canada in November 1907 and worked in Toronto for one year before moving to Vancouver in 1908. He maintained an architectural practice in Vancouver until 1923, when he moved permanently to Los Angeles, California.
Samuel Buttrey Birds designed one building in Victoria. In 1912 he was retained by Quan Yeun Yen and Joe Gar Chow to design a “lodging house” on land between the Hart’s Block, 529-539 Herald Street and Hart’s Fisgard Building, 532-536 Fisgard Street.
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