Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Cryle
Designation: Architect
Born: 1855
Died: 1 January 1926
Bio Notes: George Cryle was born in Aberdeen in 1855, the son of James Coyle, a labourer, and his wife Mary Smith. He was apprenticed to a stonemason and appears to have worked in Edinburgh where he married Jessie Ann Alexander on 2 June 1878. Shortly thereafter they emigrated to Queensland where he joined the Queensland Public Works Department in July 1889. He had a long and distinguished career as a superintendent of works rather than as an architect until his retirement on 30 March 1921. He died at Brisbane on 1 January 1926.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1855Before 1878Place of birth
Item 2 of 3Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate2 June 1878 *  
Item 3 of 3Brisbane, AustraliaPrivate/businessc. 18781926 

* 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 1Queensland Public Works DepartmentJuly 1889   


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Watson, Donald and McKay, Judith1994Queensland Architects of the 19th Century Brisbane: Queensland Museum 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Brisbane Courier2 January 1926  p6