Maycock, John Alexander

MAYCOCK, John Alexander (1850-1940) was active in Essex County, Ontario where he worked in a succession of partnerships as well as under his own name. Born in Sandwich, Ont. on 1 October 1850 he was taken to England by his father to receive an education at a Roman Catholic Jesuit school in Banbury, where he studied civil engineering and architecture. In 1866 or 1867 he moved to Ottawa, Ont. where his father Richard Maycock had obtained a position as supervisor of building operations on the Parliament Building (1859-66). His son John A. then moved to Goderich to work in the office of Thomas Weatherald, a surveyor and civil engineer. From 1875 he practiced alone and in several partnerships including:
Maycock & Smaill, Goderich, 1875-1877
J.A. Maycock, Essex Centre, 1878-1880
J.A. Maycock, Kingsville, 1880-1888
Maycock & Welsh, Kingsville, 1889-Jan. 1890
Maycock & Woodiwiss, Kingsville, Feb. 1890-March 1891
Maycock & Cady, Kingsville, April 1891-Aug. 1892
Maycock & Newman, Windsor, March 1892-Jan. 1894
J.A. Maycock, Windsor, Feb. 1894-Dec. 1896
J.A. Maycock, Leamington, Jan. 1897-c. 1912
During his career he designed a variety of ecclesiastical, educational and residential buildings throughout Essex County, often in a Romanesque Revival style, while his commercial buildings (such as the DeJean Block, 1891) were executed in an elaborate Italianate style. He remained active until c. 1914, and died in Leamington on 14 Nov. 1940 (obit. Leamington Post, 14 Nov. 1940, 1; biog. Commemorative Biographical Record of the County of Essex Ontario, 1905, 95-6; inf. John J. Maycock, Leamington; Norman Goodger, Woodstock; Veronica Brown, Kingsville Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee)

J.A. MAYCOCK

ESSEX, ONT., Gardner Block, a commercial block for the Gardner Brothers, 1886 (Daily Advertiser [London], 29 June 1886, 4, descrip.)
ESSEX, ONT., Roman Catholic Church, 1887; demol. (Daily Advertiser [London], 5 April 1887, 8)
KINGSVILLE, ONT., residence for Mrs. Peter J. Wigle, Division Street South, 1889 (Amherstburg Echo, 19 July 1889, 6)
KINGSVILLE, ONT., Union Block, including Masonic Hall and Oddfellows Hall, Main Street West, 1889 (Amherstburg Echo, 22 Nov. 1889, 6)
KINGSVILLE, ONT., DeJean Block, Main Street West, for J.F. DeJean of London, Ont., 1891 (Amherstburg Echo, 10 April 1891, 6) KINGSVILLE, ONT., St. John's Anglican Church, 1891 (Amherstburg Echo, 17 April 1891, 6; 24 April 1891, 8, descrip.) KINGSVILLE, ONT., residence for Maycock & Cady, Prospect Street near Lansdowne Avenue, 1891-92 (Amherstburg Echo, 4 Dec. 1891, 5; 8 April 1892, 8)
KINGSVILLE, ONT., residence for Curtis Greene, 1891; completed 1893 (C.R., ii, 19 Dec. 1891, 2)
LEAMINGTON, ONT., Knox Presbyterian Church, 1892 (inf. Ledger Book, Knox Church, Leamington, entry for 1892 with payment of '$80.00 for plans to J.A. Maycock')

MAYCOCK & NEWMAN

(works in Windsor unless noted)

FIGHTING ISLAND, in the Detroit River, new buildings for Gillman & Barnes, 1893 (C.R., iii, 4 Feb. 1893, 1)
WINDSOR DRIVING PARK, Tecumseh Road at Ouellette Avenue, grandstand, 1893 (C.R., iv, 13 April 1893, 2)
CHURCH STREET, residence for A. Morris, 1893 (Evening Record [Windsor], 18 Feb. 1893, 1)
CHURCH STREET, residence for James McCollum, 1893 (Evening Record [Windsor], 18 Feb. 1893, 1)
PITT STREET, at Goyeau Street, hotel for T.M. White, 1893 (Evening Record [Windsor], 18 Feb. 1893, 1)
VICTORIA AVENUE, residence for J. Eugene D'Avignon, 1893 (Evening Record [Windsor], 18 Feb. 1893, 1)
FLEMING BLOCK, Ouellette Avenue at Chatham Street, 1893 (Evening Record [Windsor], 15 April 1893, 7, illus. & descrip.)
SANDWICH STREET, commercial block for John Baines, 1893 (Daily Advertiser [London], 22 June 1893, 7)
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, Pitt Street at Ferry Street, 1893 (Evening Record [Windsor], 29 Aug. 1893, 2, t.c.)
BRUCE AVENUE, residence for Joseph S. Edgar, 1893 (Evening Record [Windsor], 4 Nov. 1893, 2)
VICTORIA AVENUE, residence for Richard Beasley, 1894 (C.R., v, l March 1894, 2)
VICTORIA AVENUE, residence for Robert White, 1894 (C.R., v, 1 March 1894, 2)
VICTORIA AVENUE, residence for John Clarke, 1894 (C.R., v, 31 May 1894, 1)
RIVER CANARD, ONT., public school, 1894 (C.R., v, 2 Aug. 1894, 1)

J.A. MAYCOCK

KINGSVILLE, ONT., The Wigle Block, Main Street West at Division Street, 1895; burned 1981 (Amherstburg Echo, 1 March 1895, 6)
ESSEX, ONT., Town Hall and Oddfellow's Temple, 1898 (C.R., ix, 20 April 1898, 2, t.c.)
LEAMINGTON, ONT., Oddfellow's Hall, Erie Street, 1898-99 (C.R., ix, 18 May 1898, 3; Evening Record [Windsor], 2 June 1899, 4, descrip.)
WALLACEBURG, ONT., Presbyterian Church, 1899 (C.R., x, 13 Sept. 1899, 2)
LEAMINGTON, ONT., Wagner-Fenton Tobacco Co., factory, 1900 (C.R., xi, 4 April 1900, 2)
KINGSVILLE, ONT., major addition to the public school, 1900 (Amherstburg Echo, 3 Aug. 1900, 6; C.R., xi, 8 Aug. 1900, 2, t.c.)
WHEATLEY, ONT., hotel, 1901 (C.R., xii, 22 May 1901, 2)
LEAMINGTON, ONT., residence for Charles Allison, 1901 (C.R., xii, 22 May 1901, 2)
KINGSVILLE, ONT., Conklin Block, Main Street East at Division Street, for David Conklin, 1901-02 (Kingsville Reporter, 11 April 1901, 4, descrip.; 20 Feb. 1902, 5, descrip.)
LEAMINGTON, ONT., St. John's Anglican Church, Erie Street at Clarke Street, 1902-03 (Leamington and Its Churches, 1902, illus.; St. John's Anglican Church Centenary Celebration, 1939, 10, illus.)
LEAMINGTON, ONT., Carnegie Library, 1910; demol. (M. Beckman, The Best Gift, 1984, 184)