Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Reverend) George Augustus Harris
Designation: Architect
Died: 1916
Bio Notes: George Augustus Harris was 'born abroad' and articled to Edward & Robertson in Dundee, inheriting the latter's love of Gothic. He set up practice in Dundee in the 1870s and secured the appointment of Burgh Surveyor of Tayport. He took holy orders in 1908 and on receiving a call from Canada closed his practice and emigrated. Whether he practised in Canada is not yet known. He died there in 1916.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Dundee, ScotlandPrivate/businessBetween 1870 and 18791908(?) 
Item 2 of 2CanadaPrivate1908 *1916 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Edward & Robertson Before 1880Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Tayport Burgh Surveyor's OfficeAfter 1870  Burgh Surveyor

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 20 Hall at Chalmers Church  DundeeScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 20 St Mary's RC SchoolsLochee DundeeScotlandDate unknown
Item 3 of 20 Villa, Adelaide Place  DundeeScotlandDate unknown
Item 4 of 201870Cottages, Madeira StreetMaryfield DundeeScotland 
Item 5 of 20c. 1880Cottage semi-detached villasMaryfield DundeeScotland 
Item 6 of 20c. 1880Cottage semi-detached villas  DundeeScotland 
Item 7 of 20c. 1880Villas, Albany Terrace  DundeeScotland'Style of Rev G A Harris' (HS Lists)
Item 8 of 20c. 1880Villas, Ancrum Road  DundeeScotland 
Item 9 of 20c. 1880Villas, Well RoadLochee DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 201885Martyrs Church manse  DundeeScotland 
Item 11 of 20c. 1885Villas, Shamrock Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 12 of 201886Cooke's Circus  DundeeScotland 
Item 13 of 201888Villas, Cedar Road and Traill StreetBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 14 of 201895Hawkhill UP Church  DundeeScotlandReconstruction
Item 15 of 201896Tenement of the corner of Magdalen Yard Road and Taylor's Lane  DundeeScotland 
Item 16 of 201900Lochee Free ChurchLochee DundeeScotlandOrgan and other alterations, including completion of tower and rearrangement of interior
Item 17 of 201901Catholic Apostolic Church halls  DundeeScotland 
Item 18 of 201901Tenement at corner of Park Avenue and Baldovan Terrace  DundeeScotland 
Item 19 of 201903(?)Mission Hall  DundeeScotlandRole unclear
Item 20 of 201908Day NurseryLochee DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Dundee Yearbook1916