Basic Biographical Details

Name: Brown & Vallance
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1907
Ended: 1919
Bio Notes: David Robertson Brown was born in Montreal on 28 August 1869, son of James Brown and Elizabeth Robertson; his paternal grandparents David Brown and Hannah Dalziel had emigrated from Edinburgh in 1833. He was a pupil of A F Dunlop and A C Hutchison in Montreal, and also studied in Boston. He commenced independent practice in 1892 and in 1907 entered into partnership with Hugh Vallance. Vallance had been born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1866, and had studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and subsequently worked as chief draughtsman in a Boston architectural firm from 1900 before moving to Montreal to join Brown in partnership.

The partnership of Brown & Vallance was dissolved in 1919, both partners continuing to practise alone thereafter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 132 Canada Life Building, Montreal, CanadaBusiness1911 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Andrew Edwin Martin1904After 1912Assistant 
Item 2 of 5David Robertson Brown19071919Partner 
Item 3 of 5Joseph Browne Dick Gorman1908After 1910Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Alexander Cameron Todd1908After 1911Senior Assistant 
Item 5 of 5James Steel Maitland19091915Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 21908Herald Building  MontrealCanada 
Item 2 of 2c. 1910Bleury Building  MontrealCanada 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3A National Reference Book on Canadian Men and Women1936A National Reference Book on Canadian Men and Women   
Item 2 of 3Sulte, Benjamin, Fryer, C E and David, L O1908A History of Quebec: Its Resources and People Montreal and Toronto: Canadian History Company 
Item 3 of 3www.magma.ca/~djeanes/architects/2005www.magma.ca/~djeanes/architects/ Magma Communications architects' directory