Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||David Henry Hunter |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||1877 |
|Died: ||29 August 1949 |
|Bio Notes: ||David Henry Hunter was born in 1877 and articled to James Ritchie, then nearing the end of his career, in 1894. He attended Glasgow School of Art and the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, studying under William James Anderson and Charles Gourlay. On completing his apprenticeship in 1898, he joined the office of Burnet & Boston in Glasgow, working under James Carruthers for two years before moving to Sussex to join the Brighton Corporation Architects Department. After two-and-a-half years there he took up a similar post in Swindon, and nine months later he moved again to spend a year with Twickenham Council followed by two years with the Admiralty Works Department. He returned to Glasgow in 1907 to work as chief assistant to Neil Campbell Duff, and was still there on 4 July 1910 when he was admitted LRIBA, his proposers being Duff, William Brown Whitie and Horatio Kelson Bromhead. |
Hunter emigrated to Canada in 1911 and took a post in the Architectural Division of the Canadian Pacific Railway in Montreal but remained there only a few months before he moved to the Chief Architect's Branch of the Department of Public Works in Ottawa, receiving an offer of permanent appointment on 10 October 1912 where he remained until his retirement in 1946.
In 1920 in New York he had married Mary Breen, daughter of Michael Breen of Liverpool.
He died after a short illness on 29 August 1949.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|53, Thornwood Drive, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1910 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|British Architectural Library, RIBA||2001||Directory of British Architects 1834-1914|| || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Ottawa Daily Journal||30 August 1949|| || ||page 5.|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|Courtesy of Robert Hill, Canada||Information sent to Dictionary|| ||Sent February 2017|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L v1 no84 (microfilm reel 29)|