Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Macfie Poole
Born: c. 1875
Died: October 1898
Bio Notes: George Macfie Poole appears to have been a native of Australia, born c.1875. He was articled to W W Knowles (?) of Sydney from 1889 to 1893, during which period he studied at Sydney Architectural Association. He came to Scotland in 1893, first as assistant to John Hutchison and then Clarke & Bell, both in Glasgow, in the following year. He then moved to London to work for Frederick Meir, again only for a year. He returned to Glasgow to work for James Chalmers in 1895 but later in the year he found a place in the office of the London theatre specialists Sachs & Woodrow. In that same year he passed the qualifying exam and was admitted ARIBA on 8 June 1896, his proposers being Frederic Richard Farrow of London, George Henry Bibby of Nottingham and Frederick William Tarring of London. At that date he was living in Canada at Beechwood, Barrhead, Alberta, but by the following year he was back in England at 2 Guildford Street, Brighton.

Poole died early in 1898.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Beechwood, Barrhead, Alberta, CanadaPrivate1896 *  
Item 2 of 22, Guildford Street, Brighton, West Sussex, EnglandPrivate(?)1897 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6William Walker Knowles18891893Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6John Hutchison18931893 or 1894Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Clarke & Bell1893 or 18941894 or 1895Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Frederick Meir1894 or 18951895Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Sachs & Woodrow1895 Assistant 
Item 6 of 6James Chalmers18951895Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This 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 11894Cottage for J J McKellarPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalOctober 18985London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp492 - obituary