Browne, John James

BROWNE, John James (1837-1893)
(biography in preparation)

(works in Montreal unless noted)

INSTITUTIONAL & ECCLESIASTICAL

ST. CONSTANT STREET, school house, 1859 (Montreal Transcript, 4 March 1859, 2, t.c.)
JEWISH SYNAGOGUE, St. Constant Street, 1859-60 (Montreal Transcript, 14 May 1859, 2, t.c.; 24 May 1860, 1, descrip.)
HUNTINGDON, QUE., Huntingdon County Court House, 1859-60 (M. Carter, Early Canadian Court Houses, 1983, 88, 210, illus.)
UNION CHURCH, Cote St. Paul, 1864 (Montreal Herald, 8 Aug. 1864, 2, descrip.)
WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH, Wellington Street, Point St. Charles, 1864-65 (Montreal Herald, 11 Oct. 1864, 1 and 2, descrip.; Gazette [Montreal], 25 Dec. 1865, Illustrated Supplement, 20-1, illus.)
ST. GABRIEL WARD, new station for the Police & Fire Department, 1866 (Gazette [Montreal], 14 Aug. 1866, 1, t.c.)
POINT ST. CHARLES, Police & Fire Station, 1867 (Montreal Herald, 22 March 1867, Supplement, 4)
JACQUES CARTIER SQUARE, additions and renovations to Recorder's Court & Police Station, 1867 (Montreal Herald, 22 March 1867, Supplement, 6)
ST. THOMAS ANGLICAN CHURCH, St. Mary Street, renovations and interior decoration, 1867 (Montreal Herald, 22 March 1867, Supplement, 1)
ST. ANN'S MARKET, McGill Street, fish market building, 1871 (Canadian Illustrated News, iii, 3 June 1871, 350, t.c.)
FIRE STATIONS, at several locations in Montreal, including Station No. 2, St. Gabriel Street, 1871-72 (La Minerve [Montreal], 17 June 1871, 1, t.c.; 19 July 1871, 1, t.c.; Canadian Illustrated News, x, 12 Dec. 1874, 376-7, illus. but lacking attribution)
CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL, University Street, rectory for the Bishop, 1876 (inf. from E. Collard in the Gazette [Montreal], 18 July 1959, 6)
MACKAY INSTITUTE FOR DEAF MUTES, Cote St. Luc Road, 1877 (Gazette [Montreal], 7 June 1877, 4, descrip.)
ST. GABRIEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Ste. Catherine Street West near Phillips Square, 1878-79 (Canadian Illustrated News, xviii, 27 July 1878, 50-3, illus. & descrip.; xix, 7 June 1879, 354-6, illus. & descrip.; Gazette [Montreal], 27 May 1879, 4, descrip.)
ST. STEPHEN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, St. Paul Street at Inspector Street, 1879-84 (Evangelical Churchman [Toronto], iv, 19 June 1879, 87, descrip.; Gazette [Montreal], 19 Sept. 1879, 4; 31 Jan. 1881, 3, descrip.)
CHURCH OF ENGLAND FRENCH MISSION SCHOOL, St. Urbain Street, 1881 (Evangelical Churchman [Toronto], v, 10 Feb. 1881, 633)
MOUNT ROYAL CEMETERY, monument for the late T.L. Hackett, 1881 (Gazette [Montrel], 10 May 1881, 5)
LACHUTE, QUE., St. Simeon's Anglican Church, 1881; parsonage, 1887 (Evangelical Churchman [Toronto], vii, 7 Sept. 1882, 236, descrip.; Gazette [Montreal], 12 Jan. 1887, 2)
McGILL UNIVERSITY, David Morrice Hall & Library for the Presbyterian Theological College, McTavish Street, 1881-82 (Prebytertian College Journal, i, 9 April 1881, 25-7, illus. & descrip.; Canadian Illustrated News, xxvi, 9 Dec. 1882, 371, 376, illus. & descrip.; Montreal, Les Couvents, 1984, 338-43, illus.)
LACOLLE, QUE., Anglican Church, 1882 (Evangelical Churchman [Toronto], vii, 17 Aug. 1882, 193)
CORNWALL, ONT., Town Hall, addition of tower, 1882 (M. MacRae & A. Adamson, Cornerstones of Order, 1983, 216, illus.)
CORNWALL, ONT., Eastern District County Court House, Pitt Street, major addition and alterations, 1885 (Cornwall Freeholder, 2 Jan. 1885, 3, descrip.; Globe [Toronto], 7 Jan. 1885, 3, t.c.)
OTTAWA, ONT., a Sunday School Hall for Dominion Methodist Church, Metdalfe Street at Queen Street, 1888 (Ottawa Journal, 21 April 1888, 8, t.c.)
ALL SAINTS ANGLICAN CHURCH, St. Denis Street at Marie Anne Street, 1888-89 (Gazette [Montreal], 16 Aug. 1888, 3; Canadian Churchman, 30 May 1889, 342)
ST. MARY'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Prefontaine Street at Rouville Street, 1891-92 (Canadian Churchman, 12 Feb. 1891, 105; 7 Jan. 1892, 5)
GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, Wellington Street at Fortune Street, 1891-92; tower removed 1979 (Canadian Churchman, 24 Sept. 1891, 582, descrip.; 29 Sept. 1892, 585, descrip.; Gazette [Montreal], 19 Sept. 1892, 8, descrip.; Montreal, Les Eglises, 1981, 46-9, illus.)

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL

COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL, Place d'Armes, alterations and additions for Mr. Compain, 1859 (Montreal Transcript, 27 Aug. 1859, 2, descrip.)
NOTRE DAME STREET, commercial block for Mr. Dubois 'next to the store for McDunnough, Muir & Co.', 1860 (Montreal Transcript, 24 Feb. 1860, 2)
GAULT BROTHERS CO., Recollet Street at St. Peter Street, a commercial block for Hugh Thompson occupied by Gault Bros Ltd., 1861 (Pilot [Montreal], 25 March 1861, 2, descrip.)
ST. ANTOINE MARKET, Bonaventure Street at Mountain Street, 1861; and
ST. GABRIEL MARKET, Centre Street at Richmond Street, 1861; and
ST. LAWRENCE MARKET, St. Lawrence Main Street, 1861; and
PAPINEAU MARKET, Papineau Square near Craig Street, 1861(Pilot [Montreal], 28 May 1861, 2, descrip. of each market building)
MOSS & CO., Notre Dame Street through to Recollet Street, four warehouses for David and Edward Moss, 1861; converted to one warehouse block, 1867 (Pilot [Montreal], 14 Aug. 1861, 2, descrip.; Montreal Herald, 22 March 1867, Supplement, 4)
GEORGE WINKS & CO., McGill Street at Victoria Square, stores and warehouses, 1867 (Montreal Herald, 5 Jan. 1867, 2, descrip.; 22 March 1867, Supplement, 4, descrip.)
GAULT BROTHERS & CO., St. Helen Street at Recollet Street, 1870; major alterations, 1893 (Montreal Herald, 28 Nov. 1870, 1, descrip.; Montreal, Les Magasins Les Cinémas, 1985, 38-41, illus.)
WILLIAM STREET, extension to foundry for William Clendinning, 1870 (Montreal Herald, 29 Nov. 1870, 1)
MONTREAL WITNESS OFFICES, St. James Street, additional storey to existing block for William Clendinning, 1870 (Montreal Herald, 29 Nov. 1870, 1)
ST. JAMES STREET, block for Robert Campbell 'on the site formerly occupied by Mr. Seale', 1870 (Montreal Herald, 29 Nov. 1870, 1)
PULLAN & MALTBY CO., Seigneurs Street, for the J.H. Evans Estate, 1870 (Montreal Herald, 29 Nov. 1870, 1)
MOLSON BREWERY, St. Mary Street, new brewery building, c. 1870 (dwgs. at NAC, 76703/10, Dwgs. 194-196)
TORONTO, ONT., Gordon, McKay & Co., Front Street West at Bay Street, warehouses, 1871 (J. Borthwick, Montreal-Its History, 1875, 50)
MOISIC IRON CO., St. Patrick Street near Napolean Road, c. 1871 (J. Borthwick, Montreal-Its History, 1875, 50)
TROIS RIVIERES, QUE., Spool Cotton Co., factory, c. 1872 (J. Borthwick, Montreal-Its History, 1875, 50)
VICTORIA BUILDINGS, Craig Street facing Victoria Square, warehouses for William Clendinneng and for Greenshields & Son, 1876 (Canadian Illustrated News, xiii, 3 June 1876, 356, 363, illus. & descrip.)
CORNWALL, ONT., Stormont Cotton Mills, 1879-81; addition, 1886-87 (La Minerve [Montreal], 20 May 1879, 1, descrip.; Mail [Toronto], 14 March 1881, 7, t.c.; Gazette [Montreal], 13 Aug. 1881, 5, descrip.; 12 Jan. 1887, 2)
TORONTO, ONT., Royal Insurance Co., Yonge Street at Wellington Street, alterations, 1880 (Globe [Toronto], 2 Oct. 1880, 7, t.c.)
FARNHAM, QUE., factory for the Farnham Beet-Root Sugar Factory, 1880-81 (La Minerve [Montreal], 18 Dec. 1880, 2, t.c.)
CAMPBELLFORD, ONT., Trent Valley Woolen Mills, 1881; demol. c. 1978 (Mail [Toronto], 14 Feb. 1881, 7, t.c.)
H.R. IVES & CO., Queen Street, two warehouses, 1886 (Gazette [Montreal], 1 Feb. 1886, 3)
HENRY R. HOLLAND CO., St. Paul Street West near Ste. Sulpice Street, a warehouse owned by George B. Burland, 1886-87 (Gazette [Montreal], 21 Oct. 1886, 5, descrip.; Montreal, Les Magasins Les Cinemas, 1985, 80-2, illus.)
CHARLES MORTON & CO., McGill Street near St. Maurice Street, a warehouse owned by George B. Burland, 1886 (Gazette [Montreal], 21 Oct. 1886, 5, descrip.)
FREEMAN'S RESTAURANT, in the Barron Block, St. James Street, 1887 (Gazette [Montreal], 12 Jan. 1887, 2, descrip.)
WELLINGTON ARCADE, Ste. Catherine Street West at Mansfield Street, new facade, 1887 (Gazette [Montreal], 12 Jan. 1887, 2)
COMMISSIONERS STREET, Harbour Chambers, a conversion of an existing block for Mr. Matthews, 1887 (Gazette [Montreal], 12 Jan. 1887, 2)
ST. JAMES STREET, remodelling of the Alexander Molson Building, 1888-89 (Gazette [Montreal], 8 May 1888, 3, descrip.; C.A.B., i, May 1888, 5; ii, Jan. 1889, 9)
A.S. NORDHEIMER PIANO CO., St. James Street West near St. Pierre Street, store and warehouse, 1888 (Gazette [Montreal], 12 Nov. 1887, 3, descrip.; 27 June 1889, 3, descrip.; Montreal, Les Hotels Les Immeubles de Bureaux, 1983, 113-15, illus.)
ROYAL INSURANCE CO., Place d'Armes Square, addition of two stories, 1889; demol. (Gazette [Montreal], 17 Nov. 1888, 3, descrip.; C.A.B., ii, Jan. 1889, 9)
VALLEYFIELD, QUE., Montreal Cotton Co., mill building, c. 1890 (list of works in biography in Montreal - The Metropolis of Canada, 1894, 348)
OTTAWA, ONT., Central Chambers, Elgin Street at Queen Street, office block for Seybold & Gibson, 1890 (Ottawa Citizen, 15 Nov. 1889, 2, descrip.; Free Press [Ottawa], 22 March 1890, 5, descrip.; H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 572-3, illus. & descrip.)
CAFE DE VIENNE, Donegani Avenue opposite Windsor Street and the CPR Station, 1891-92 (C.R., ii, 21 March 1891, 2; Le Prix Courant, xi, 4 Nov. 1892, 11)
MAGOG, QUE., Dominion Cotton Mills, major addition to mill, with workers cottages, club, Lecture Hall, bowling green, dye house, and boiler house, 1892-93 (Le Prix Courant, xi, 14 Oct. 1892, 11; C.R., iv, 9 March 1893, 1, t.c.)
DOMINION COTTON MILLS, Notre Dame Street East, addition, 1892-93 (Le Prix Courant, xi, 28 Oct. 1892, 11; C.R., iv, 9 March 1893, 1, t.c.)
ST. ANTOINE STREET WEST, at Vinet Street, commercial block for Mathieu Dineen, 1892 (Le Prix Courant, xi, 23 Sept. 1892; Montreal, Les Magasins Les Cinemas, 1985, 306-07, illus.)
ST. JAMES CHAMBERS, St. James Street, block of stores and offices for Samuel Carsley, 1893 (Montreal Star, 25 March 1893, 3, illus. & descrip.)

RESIDENTIAL

LAGAUCHETIERE STREET WEST, three houses 'on the Latour property', 1859 (Montreal Transcript, 19 March 1859, 3, t.c.)
MANSFIELD STREET, row of four brick houses for an unidentified client, 1859 (Montreal Transcript, 4 June 1859, 2, t.c.)
FORTIFICATION STREET, two houses for E. David, 1863 (Montreal Herald, 14 Feb. 1863, 2, t.c.)
HAMILTON, ONT., residence for David Law, Upper James Street, 1864 (Spectator [Hamilton], 11 Jan. 1864, 2, t.c.; J. Borthwick, Montreal-Its History, 1875, 50)
SHERBROOKE STREET WEST, at Metcalfe Street, 'Dilcoosha', a mansion for Jesse Joseph, c. 1865 (J. Borthwick, Montreal-Its History, 1875, 50)
SHERBROOKE STREET WEST, near Drummond Street, residence for Robert MacKay, c. 1865 (list of works in Montreal-The Metropolis of Canada, 1894, 348)
SHERBROOKE STREET WEST, near Park Avenue, gate, fence & pillars on the grounds of 'Fairmount Villa' for Stanley C. Bagg, 1867 (Montreal Herald, 22 March 1867, Supplement, 6)
PRINCE ARTHUR TERRACE, Victoria Street, a row of seven houses for William Clendinning and Richard Eaton, 1867 (Montreal Herald, 7 Dec. 1867, 2)
SUMMERHILL AVENUE, 'Rockmount', a villa for John Foulds 'on the summit above Sherbrooke Street West', 1870 (Montreal Herald, 28 Nov. 1870, 1, descrip.)
PALACE STREET, villa for William Clendinning, 1870 (Montreal Herald, 28 Nov. 1870, 1, descrip.)
ST. MONIQUE STREET, at Latour Street, residence for the J.H. Evans Estate, 1870 (Montreal Herald, 29 Nov. 1870, 1)
ST. URBAIN STREET, at Evans Street, residence for John Wilson, 1870 (Montreal Herald, 29 Nov. 1870, 1)
CEMETERY STREET, 'Cavan Place', a row of four houses for Francis B. McNamee and John Riley, 1870 (Montreal Herald, 29 Nov. 1870, 1)
AQUEDUCT STREET, a terrace of eleven houses for James Sheridan, 1870 (Montreal Herald, 29 Nov. 1870, 1)
STANLEY STREET, 'Tyrone Place', a terrace of four houses, with plans for extension of three additional houses, 1870 (Montreal Herald, 29 Nov. 1870, 1)
STANLEY STREET, opposite St. George's Church, two houses for James O'Brien, 1870 (Montreal Herald, 29 Nov. 1870, 1)
REDPATH STREET, residence for David Morrice, 1870 (Montreal Herald, 29 Nov. 1870, 1)
SHERBROOKE STREET WEST, at Redpath Street, residence for John J. Redpath, 1870 (Montreal Herald, 29 Nov. 1870, 1)
SHERBROOKE STREET WEST, near Redpath Street, addition of glass conservatory for 'Kildonan', for Joseph Mackay, 1870 (Montreal Herald, 29 Nov. 1870, 1)
MacGREGOR AVENUE, cottage for W.H. Smith, 1870 (American Architect & Builder's Monthly, i, April 1870, 23)
SHERBROOKE STREET WEST, near Mountain Street, 'Rokeby', a mansion for Andrew F. Gault, c. 1872; demol. c. 1924 (J. Borthwick, Montreal-Its History, 1875, 50)
CORNWALL, ONT., worker's cottages and hotel, perhaps for the Stormont Cotton Mills Co., c. 1873 (dwgs. at OA)
TORONTO, ONT., residence for John Gordon, Wellington Street West, 1874-75; demol. 1912 (J. Borthwick, Montreal-Its History, 1875, 50; W. Dendy, Lost Toronto, 1993, 62-3, illus.,)
CORNWALL, ONT., residence for Rev. Charles Murray, Roman Catholic minister, Fourth Street, c. 1874 (J. Borthwick, Montreal-Its History, 1875, 50)
BUCKINGHAM TERRACE, St. Luke Street, a terrace of thirteen houses for the Colonial Building & Investment Co., 1875; demol. 1973 (J. Borthwick, Montreal-Its History, 1875, 50)
LITTLE ST. ANTOINE STREET, row of fourteen houses for Dr. Patrick O'Leary, c. 1875 (J. Borthwick, Montreal-Its History, 1875, 50)
UNIVERSITY STREET, residence for John P. Seybold, 1875; demol. 1973 (J. Borthwick, Montreal-Its History, 1875, 50)
UNION AVENUE, five houses for William Rodden, c. 1875 (J. Borthwick, Montreal-Its History, 1875, 50)
WESTMOUNT, residence for John P. Seybold, Weredale Park, 1878; alterations 1892 (Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 636-7, illus.)
SHERBROOKE STREET WEST, at Drummond Street, residence for Thomas Craig, 1882; altered 1901 (F. Remillard & B. Merrett, Mansions of the Golden Square Mile 1850-1930, 168-71, illus.; Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 157-9, illus.)
SAINT JOHN, N.B., 'Caverhill Hall', a mansion for Simeon Jones, Sydney Street at Mecklenburg Street, 1882-83 (La Minerve [Montreal], 8 April 1884, 1, descrip.; Saint John Globe, 19 April 1884, 1, descrip.)
CORNWALL, ONT., cottage for George Ross, Second Street at York Street, 1884 (Cornwall Freeholder, 4 April 1884, 3, descrip.)
OTTAWA, ONT., residence for Edward Seybold, Cartier Street at Somerset Street, 1886 (Gazette [Montreal], 21 Oct. 1886, 5)
REDPATH STREET, residence for William Yuile, 1886; addition, 1892 (Gazette [Montreal], 21 Oct. 1886, 5, descrip.; Le Prix Courant, xi, 4 Nov. 1892, 11)
DRUMMOND STREET, north of Sherbrooke Street West, residence for David N. Yuile, 1886 (Gazette [Montreal], 21 Oct. 1886, 5, descrip.)
PALACE STREET, additions and alterations to residence for Archdeacon Lewis Evans, 1887 (Gazette [Montreal], 12 Jan. 1887, 2)
ST. ANTOINE STREET, residence for M. Dineen, 1887 (Gazette [Montreal], 12 Jan. 1887, 2)
MACKAY STREET, three cottages for Mrs. James Haldane, 1887 (Gazette [Montreal], 12 Jan. 1887, 2)
PEEL STREET, two houses for G.B. Burland, 1886-87 (Gazette [Montreal], 12 Jan. 1887, 2)
BISHOP STREET, residence for Peter Lyall, 1889 (C.A.B., iv, April 1891, illus.; Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 426-9, illus.; F. Remillard & B. Merrett, Mansions of the Golden Square Mile 1850-1930, 116-19, illus.)
OTTAWA, ONT., residence for Warren Y. Soper, Metcalfe Street at Nepean Street, c. 1890 (list of works in biography in Montreal - The Metropolis of Canada, 1894, 348)
TORONTO, ONT., major additions to residence for Samuel Nordheimer, Glen Edyth Drive, 1892 (Le Prix Courant, xi, 14 Oct. 1892, 12)
LACHINE, QUE., cottage for Peter Lyall, Dixie Street, 1892 (Le Prix Courant, xi, 25 Nov. 1892, 11)
SUMMERHILL AVENUE, at Cote des Neiges Road, residence for an unnamed client, 1893 (Le Prix Courant, xii, 12 May 1893, 11)

COMPETITIONS

OTTAWA, ONT., Central School, Elgin Street, 1890. He is likely "Mr. Brown [sic] of Montreal" who was one of six architects who entered the competition for the new school in Ottawa (Evening Journal [Ottawa], 28 March 1890, 3). It is unclear who won this competition.