Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Smith Archibald
Designation: Architect
Born: 1872
Died: 1934
Bio Notes: John Smith Archibald was born in 1872 and served his articles with William Mackintosh in Inverness. In 1893 he emigrated to Montreal and found a place as assistant in the office of Edward Maxwell where he remained for about four years. In 1897 he formed a partnership with a fellow assistant and emigree from England Charles J Saxe; together they ran a successful business and the partnership lasted until 1915 when it was dissolved.

From 1898 Archibald was a member of the Province of Quebec Association of Architects and served as President in 1905. In the following year he was elected a member of the Permanent Committee of the International Congress of Architects.

Archibald had a busy social life being a member of the St James Club, The Montreal Reform Club and the Shawinigan Fish & Game Club, as well as a member of the St Andrews Society and the Masonic Lodge. He died in 1934.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Montreal, CanadaBusiness   

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 2William Mackintosh (senior)c. 1868c. 1893Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Edward Maxwell18931897  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Greene, B M (ed)1922Who's Who in CanadaToronto  

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