William Tuff Whiteway (1856-1940) is best known for his architectural practice in Vancouver between 1899 and 1940. Prior to setting up his practice in Vancouver, he had also practiced in Port Townsend, Washington (circa 1888-89), St. John’s, Newfoundland (circa 1893-94) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (circa 1896-1900).
Here is a partial listing of his projects.
William Tuff Whiteway’s projects in Victoria include the Duck’s Building, 1314-1322 Broad Street, built in 1892 for Simeon Duck.
His other major project on Vancouver Island was the Duncan Elementary School, in Duncan, built in 1913.
Here are links to some other William Tuff Whiteway projects:
- Orange Hall, 341 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, built in 1903-1904
- Stuart Wood School, 245 St. Paul Street, Kamloops, B.C. built in 1906-1907
- Pennsylvania Hotel, 412 Carrall Street, Vancouver, built in 1906
- Hotel Winters, 102 Water Street, Vancouver, built in 1907
- Manitoba Hotel, 50 West Cordova Street, vancouver, built in 1908
- Holden Building, 16 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, built in 1910-1911
- Sun Tower, 100 West Pender Street, Vancouver, built in 1910-1911. This is arguably William Tuff Whiteway’s best known building.
- McLennan & McFeely Building, 111 Water Street, Vancouver, built in 1911.
- Storey & Campbell Warehouse, 518 Beatty Street, Vancouver, built in 1911
For more information on 19th and early 20th century architects and architectural history in Victoria, we recommend Building The West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, edited by Donald Luxton.
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