Basic Biographical Details

Name: Harold Beckwith Richards
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1853
Died: 1916
Bio Notes: Harold Beckwith Richards was born c.1853 and articled to James G__ Lindsay of Belfast from 1899 until 1903. In the latter year he became an assistant with James Lindsay, Glasgow, who may have been a relative, but in the following year he obtained a salaried post with the War Department. In 1905 he emigrated to Detroit to become an assistant with Donaldson & Meier with whom he remained until 1907. He pssed the qualifying exam in 1908 (?in Canada). He was still in Detroit when he was admitted ARIBA on 7 June 1909, his proposers being Nicholas __Fitzsimmons, William John Gillsland and Frederick Henry Tulloch, all of Belfast. His business address was then 1314 Penebscot Building and his home address 824 Second Avenue, both in Detroit. He died in 1916.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 21314, Penebscot Building, Detroit, Michigan, United States of AmericaBusiness1909 *  
Item 2 of 2824, Second Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, United States of AmericaPrivate1909 *  

* 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 4James G Lindsay18991903Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4James Lindsay1903 Assistant 
Item 3 of 4War Office Architects Department1904 Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Donaldson & Meir1905 Assistant 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal1917v24London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp.129 - CHECK for date and other info