Finley, Samuel Arnold

FINLEY, Samuel Arnold (1874-1933)
(biography in preparation)

(works in Montreal unless noted)

S.A. FINLEY

CORNWALL, ONT., General Hospital, Manchester Street at Marlborough Street, 1897 (Freeholder [Cornwall], 11 June 1897, 4, descrip.; 31 Dec. 1897, 1, illus. & descrip.)
MOUNTAIN STREET, residence for Anna M. Morris, 1900 (Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 536-7, illus.)
GUY STREET, cafe for William Mann, 1900 (Le Prix Courant, xxviii, 22 June 1900, 991)
VERDUN INSANE ASYLUM, Lasalle Boulevard, new isolation hospital on the hospital grounds, begun by S.A. Finley 1901; completed by Finley & Spence 1901-02 (C.R., xi, 16 Jan. 1901, 3, xii, 31 July 1901, 6; Montreal, Les Edifices Publics, 1981, 248-55, illus.)
MANCE STREET, residence for John Allen, 1901 (C.R., xii, 26 June 1901, 2)

FINLEY & SPENCE

(Commercial & Industrial Works)

GAULT BROS., Inspector Street at William Street in Hay Market Square, factory, 1901; demol. (C.A.B., xiv, May 1901, 92, t.c.; C.R., xii, 12 June 1901, 3; Montreal, Architecture Industrielle, 1982, 122-3, illus.)
(with Henry I. Cobb) GUARDIAN FIRE & LIFE ASSURANCE CO., St. James Street near St. John Street, 1902 (Montreal Star, 9 April 1902, 10, descrip.; 2 May 1901, 7, illus. & descrip.; C.A.B., xvi, Jan, 1903, plate illus.; Montreal, Les Hotels Les Immeubles de Bureaux, 1983, 51-4, illus.)
GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY CO., Chaboillez Square at Albert Street, warehouse and offices, 1902 (Le Prix Courant, xxxiii, 30 May 1902, 41-2)
EXETER, ONT., Molson's Bank, 1902 (C.R., xiii, 9 July 1902, 8)
JAMES J. RILEY & SONS, St. John Street, office block, 1903; demol. (C.R., xiv, 18 Feb. 1903, 3; C.A.B., xvi, Dec. 1903, 194, descrip. & plate illus.)
METROPOLITAN BANK, St. James Street at McGill Street, office block, 1903 (C.R., xiv, 22 April 1903, 3; 2 Sept. 1903, 4; C.A.B., xvii, Dec. 1904, 201; Montreal, Les Hotels Les Immeubles de Bureaux, 1983, 85-6, illus.)
SAVOY HOTEL, Victoria Street, major addition, 1903 (Le Prix Courant, xxxvi, 17 July 1903, 52)
COLONIAL BLEACHING & PRINTING CO., St. Ambroise Street at St. Elizabeth Avenue, major addition to factory, 1904 (Le Prix Courant, Week No. 23, 62)
CANADA MALTING CO., St. Ambroise Street, brewery, 1904-05 (Le Prix Courant, 1904, Week No. 25, 59; Montreal, Architecture Industrielle, 1982, 92-3, illus.)
UNION CARD & PAPER CO., Parthenais Street near Marianna Street, factory, 1904 (Le Prix Courant, 1904, Week No. 32, 53)
MOUNT ROYAL FOUNDRY CO., Shannon Street, major addition, 1905 (Le Prix Courant, Week No. 25, 62)
HAMILTON, ONT., Federal Life Assurance Co., James Street at Main Street, 1905-06 (C.R., xvi, 9 Aug. 1905, 5; C.A.B., xix, May 1906, 68, descrip. & plate illus.; July 1906, 112ff, illus.)
MOLSON'S BANK, Ste. Catherine Street West at Stanley Street, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 7 June 1905, 10; C.A.B., xix, March 1906, 41)
TORONTO, ONT., Molson's Bank, Bay Street near King Street West, 1906; demol. (C.R., xvi, 21 Feb. 1906, 6, C.A.B., xix, April 1906, 53, descrip. & plate illus.; Toronto b.p. 4793, 2 Aug. 1906)
STE. CATHERINE STREET WEST, near Phillips Square, theatre for the Canadian Theatre Co., 1907 (Le Prix Courant, 1907, Week No. 21, 38)
MOUNT ROYAL SPINNING CO., St. Patrick Street, on the canal bank in Cote St. Paul, bleaching finishing factory, 1908-09 (C.R., xxii, 18 Nov. 1908, 26; xxiii, 14 April 1909, 23; Montreal, Architecture Industrielle, 1982, 152-3, illus.)
MONTREAL STREET RAILWAY CO., Glen Avenue, power station, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 11 Aug. 1909, 23)
GRAND MERE, QUE., railway station for the St. Maurice Valley Railway, 1909-10 (dwgs. At NAC, Ottawa)
CRESCENT MFR. CO., Inspector Street near William Street, factory, 1901 (C.R., xxiv, 2 March 1910, 26)
ORPHEUM VAUDVILLE THEATRE, Ste. Catherine Street West at City Councillors Street, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 13 April 1910, 26)
BANK OF TORONTO, Lasalle Avenue at Ontario Street, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 12 Oct. 1910, 26)
MONTREAL HEAT, LIGHT & POWER CO., Notre Dame Street, 1910-11 (C.R., xxiv, 9 Nov. 1910, 27)
WILLIAM ST. PIERRE LTD., Union Avenue, stores and offices, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 19 July 1911, 64)
AMHERST STREET, near Craig Street, auto garage for Harry Weaver, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 30 Aug. 1911, 62; 8 Nov. 1911, 62)
G.A. HOLLAND & SON CO., Ste. Catherine Street West near Peel Street, stores and offices, 1911-12 (Montreal Herald, 14 Oct. 1911; C.R., xxv, 6 Dec. 1911, 60)
BELGO CANADIAN BUILDING, Ste. Catherine Stret West at Bleury Stret, 1912; garage, 1919 by D.J. Spence (Montreal Star, 7 May 1912, 9; C.R., xxvi, 29 May 1912, 61, illus.; xxxiii, 2 April 1919, 54; Montreal, Architecture Industrielle, 1982, 36-7, illus.)
UNITY BUILDING, Lagauchetiere Street at St. Alexander Street, begun 1912 by Finley & Spence; completed by D.J. Spence 1912-13 (C.R., xxvi, 13 March 1912, 54, illus. & descrip.; Gazette [Montreal], 14 April 2001, J 8, illus. & descrip.)

(Residential Works)

ST. MARK STREET, at Baile Street, major addition to residence for George R. Hooper, 1902 (C.R., xiii, 9 July 1902, 8)
MacGREGOR STREET, major addition to residence for James R. Smith, 1902 (C.R., xiii, 9 July 1902, 8)
SHERBROOKE STREET WEST, at Mansfield Street, major addition to residence for J.B. Tressider, 1902 (C.R., xiii, 9 July 1902, 8)
CARTIERVILLE, QUE., cottage for H.S. MacDougall, 1903 (Le Prix Courant, xxxv, 22 May 1903, 46)
PEEL STREET, near Pine Avenue, residence for Herbert de M. Marler, 1904 (Le Prix Courant, 1904, Week No. 18, 133)
METIS, QUE., cottage for Lt. Col. Jeffrey H. Burland, 1904 (Le Prix Courant, 1904, Week No. 37, 53)
PINE AVENUE, near Simpson Street, pair of houses for Alex Robertson, 1904 (Le Prix Courant, 1904, Week No. 42, 59)
GROSVENOR APARTMENTS, Sherbrooke Street West at Guy Street, 1905 (Montreal Star, 11 Feb. 1905, 5, illus.; Le Prix Courant, 1905, Week No. 16, 53; Montreal, Les Appartements, 1991, 380-3, illus.)
HAMPTON COURT APARTMENTS, Mountain Street, 1905 (Le Prix Courant, 1905, Week No. 23, 59; Montreal Star, 10 March 1906, 19, illus.)
MacKAY STREET, residence for Hugh Henry, 1905 (Le Prix Courant, 1905, Week No. 24, 61)
PINE AVENUE APARTMENTS, Pine Avenue West near Durocher Street, 1906 (C.R., xvi, 28 Feb. 1906, 6; Montreal Star, 10 March 1906, 19, illus.; Montreal, Les Appartements, 1991, 288-9, illus.)
DORCHESTER STREET WEST, major addition and alterations to mansion for Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, now part of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1906 (Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 102-05, illus.; L. Richards, edit., Canadian Centre for Architecture: Buildings & Gardens, 1989, 124, illus.)
LINTON APARTMENTS, Sherbrooke Street West at Simpson Street, 1906 (C.A.B., xix, April 1906, 53; descrip. & plate illus.; American Architect, xci, 5 Jan. 1907, 17, descrip. & plate illus.; Montreal, Les appartements, 1991, 376-79, illus.; I. Gournay & F. Vanlaethem, Montreal Metropolis 1880-1930, 1998, 161-2, illus.)
PINE AVENUE WEST, at Cedar Avenue, residence for George Hyde, 1906 (Le Prix Courant, 1906, Week 18, 88)
WESTMOUNT, residence for J.H. Sherrard, Forden Avenue, 1906 (Le Prix Courant, 1906, Week No. 22, 44)
BELMONT STREET, major addition and alterations to residence for Lt. Col. Jeffrey H. Burland, 1909 (Le Prix Courant, 1909, Week No. 20, 40)
SEAFORTH APARTMENTS, Cote des Neiges Road, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 31 March 1909, 20)
METCALFE APARTMENTS, Cote St. Antoine Road, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 7 July 1909, 21-2, t.c.)
TAYTON APARTMENTS, Cote Ste. Antoine Road, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 11 Aug. 1909, 21, t.c.)
POINTE CLAIRE, QUE., farm buildings and improvements for C.W. McLaren, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 27 Sept. 1911, 63)
BERTHELET APARTMENTS, Ontario Street West, for J.S. Evans, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 1 Nov. 1911, 59; xxvi, 6 March 1912, 68)
WESTMOUNT, three apartment houses on Western Avenue near Olivier Avenue, for L.H. Jacobs, 1912 (C.R., xxvi, 20 March 1912, 68)

(Institutional & Ecclesiastical Works)

WESTERN GENERAL HOSPITAL, Dorchester Street West at Essex Avenue, 1902-05 (C.R., xiii, 24 Dec. 1902, 2; xvi, 12 July 1905, 5; Montreal Star, 21 Oct. 1905, 8, illus. & descrip.)
McGILL UNIVERSITY Y.M.C.A., Sherbrooke Street West at McGill College Avenue, 1903-04 (C.R., xiv, 16 Dec. 1903, 3; C.A.B., xvii, Nov. 1904, 185)
MONTREAL AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOC., Peel Street, club house, 1903 (C.R., xiv, 28 Oct. 1903, 2; C.A.B., xvii, Feb. 1904, 44)
EAST END METHODIST CHURCH, de Montigny Street at Bertrand Street, 1903 (Le Prix Courant, 1904, Week No. 30, 55)
STRATHCONA HALL, Sherbrooke Street West at McGill College Avenue, 1904-05; dismantled and rebuilt 1983-84 (C.A.B., xviii, Nov. 1905, 165, descrip. & plate illus.; Montreal, Les Edifices Publics, 1981, 280-1, illus.)
BOY'S HOME, Mountain Street, major addition of two new wings, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 28 June 1905, 4)
FIFTH ROYAL SCOTS ARMOURY, Bleury Street at Concord Street, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 7 June 1905, 5; Montreal Star, 15 July 1905, 7, illus. & descrip.; C.A.B., xviii, Dec. 1905, 190)
CARTIERVILLE, QUE., pavilion at the Polo Grounds, 1907 (Montreal Star, 18 April 1907, 3, illus.)
OLD BREWERY MISSION CHURCH & LODGING HOUSE, Craig Street West, 1908 (C.R., xix, 15 April 1908, 19)
ST. JOHN'S SCHOOL, Royal Avenue, near the Westmount Athletic Grounds in Notre Dame de Grace, 1908-09 (C.R., xxii, 16 April 1908, 27; xxiii, 5 May 1909, 20)
FIRE HALL NO. 21, Mill Street, 1911-12 (C.R., xxv, 25 Oct. 1911, 59; Montreal, Les Edifices Publics, 1981, 208-09, illus.)

FINLEY & GAGNON

ST. GABRIEL-DE-BRANDON, QUE., Post Office, 1913-14 (Canada, Sessional Papers, 1915, l, No. 19, 20, descrip.)
OUTREMONT, triplex for Emile P. Dame, Lajoie Avenue, 1914 (Outremont b.p. 939, 9 June 1914)
STE. AGATHE DES MONTS, QUE., Post Office, St. Vincent Street at St. Donat Street, 1914-15 (C.R., xxviii, 16 Dec. 1914, 58; Canada, Sessional Papers, 1916, li, No. 19, 30-1, descrip.)

COMPETITIONS

MONTREAL, QUE., Liverpool, London & Globe Insurance Co., Place d'Armes at St. James Street, 1901. S.A. Finley was one of six architects invited to submit designs for this large office building (C.R., xii, 14 Aug. 1901, 3). The firm of Hutchison & Wood was later declared as the winner.
OTTAWA, ONT., Departmental & Justice Buildings, Major's Hill Park, 1907. Finley & Spence were among thirty entrants in this national competition. They submitted two designs, the first, marked 'No. 5', was ranked 8th out of thirty schemes, but was criticized because 'the exterior is much less ornate than what might be expected from the plans, and [it] lacks character'. Their second scheme, marked 'No. 4', was ranked 16th out of thirty proposals; it too was set aside because 'the cost of erection would be excessive'. The competition was won by another Montreal firm E. & W.S. Maxwell, but their project was never built.