Cutter, Manly N.

CUTTER, Manly N. (1855- c. 1914), born in Massachusetts in 1855 and active in New York City, and later in Montclair, New Jersey. He was the architect of the picturesque Gothic design for St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Broadway, MEDICINE HAT, ALTA., 1913-14; with interiors later completed in 1932 (C.R., xxvii, 23 July 1913, 72; Medicine Hat News, 21 June 1913; 19 March 1914; M.B.V. Byrne, From Buffalo to the Cross - History of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary, 1973, 285-6, illus.; Barry Magrill, "Pouring Ecclesiastical Tradition into A Modern Mould: Reinforced Concrete Churches in Canada" in Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, xxxvii, Spring 2012, 3-15, illus. ). Reputed to the first church in Canada constructed of reinforced concrete, it was inspired by the design of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral in New York City. Cutter, who was active in New York from 1880, is best known as the staff architect for the New York Building Plan Company from 1886 to 1892 and the author of their pattern book entitled 'The New York Building Plan Co. Illustrated Catalogue of Examples of Buildings', 1887 (H.R. Hitchcock, American Architectural Books, 1962, Item 308). Many of his residential designs, presented in the Shingle Style, were published in the Inland Architect [Chicago] in 1893 and 1894. By 1909 Cutter had left New York and opened an office in New Jersey but no references to his local work there have been found (D.S. Francis, Architects in Practise New York City 1840-1900, 24)