Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Hodge Brown
Designation: Architect
Born: 14 January 1881
Died: c. 1956
Bio Notes: James Hodge Brown was born in Dundee on 14 January 1881. He studied at Dundee Technical College but moved to Glasgow in the early years of the 20th century. He emigrated to Canada in 1903 and worked as draftsman with Darling & Pearson in Toronto for six years. . He worked in partnership with Andrew Sharp, another Scots emigre in Toronto from 1910 until at least 1919. Brown returned to the office of Darling & Pearson where he remained until 1923. He then worked for John M Lyle and for Chapman & Oxley in 1923-26. From late 1926 he was employed as assistant staff architect by the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada in Montreal. After 1945 he moved to Ottawa to work in the Construction Division of Central Mortgage & Housing Corporation.

He resigned from the Ontario Association of Architects in 1956 and died presumably shortly thereafter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 19031903 
Item 2 of 2Toronto, CanadaBusinessBefore 1910After 1919 

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 5Darling & Pearson19041910Draughtsman 
Item 2 of 5Sharp & Brown19101919Partner 
Item 3 of 5Darling & Pearson19191923Assistant(?)Role uncertain
Item 4 of 5John MacIntosh Lyle19231926Assistant(?) 
Item 5 of 5Chapman & Oxleyc. 1923c. 1926Assistant 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1  Information per Robert Hill.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Holly Kinnear.