Notable Architects and Builders In  Victoria History

Samuel Maclure

Samuel Maclure (1860-1929) is one of the most influential architects in Victoria’s history. Here is a partial listing of his projects.

Here are the Samuel Maclure projects we have listed on this site so far, listed in chronological order of construction. We will be adding more over time.

The Temple Building, 525 Yates Street, designed by architect Samuel Maclure (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Temple Building, 525 Fort Street

The Temple Building was designed by Samuel Maclure in 1897 for Robert Ward & Company. It is considered Samuel Maclure’s most important surviving commercial building design.

The Temple Building is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

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913 Burdett Street, built by Samuel Maclure in 1904 for Cecil Roberts (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

913 Burdett AvenueCecil Roberts House

913 Burdett Avenue was designed and built by Samuel Maclure in 1904 for Cecil Roberts.

It is listed on the Victoria Heritage Register and the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

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1770 Rockland Avenue, built in 1905 by architect Samuel Maclure for Richard Biggerstaff Wilson

1770 Rockland Avenue

Designed and built by Samuel Maclure in 1905 for Richard Biggerstaff Wilson.

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1005 St. Charles Street. Designed and built by architect Samuel Maclure for Simon Leiser

1005 St. Charles Street

Designed and built in 1910-1911 by architect Samuel Maclure for Simon and Caroline Leiser.

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1025 Moss Street, designed and built by architect Samuel Maclure

1025 Moss Street

1025 Moss Street was designed and built by Samuel Maclure in 1912-13 for George & Josephine Richardson.

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1538 Beach Drive, designed and built by architect Samuel Maclure

1538 Beach Drive

Designed and built in 1922 by architect Samuel Maclure for Ethel Helmcken, formerly of 1015 Moss Street.

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Recommended Books

For more information about Samuel Maclure we recommend the following books:

Book cover, Samuel Maclure: In Search of Appropriate Form, by Martin Segger

The Buildings of Samuel Maclure: In Search of Appropriate Form by Martin Segger

This is an excellent history of Samuel Maclure and his work but unfortunately it is out of print. If you can find a second hand copy it is well worth buying.

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

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

This is an excellent book on the late 19th and early 20th century architects of British Columbia.

It has a lot of worthwhile information on Samuel Maclure and other architects included on this website.

Highly recommended for anyone interested in architecture and architectural history.

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