O'Gorman, Peter James

O'GORMAN, Peter James (1882-1962) was born in Renfrew County, Ont. on 29 December 1882 and worked in the office Henry W. Angus in North Bay from 1910 until 1912. He then took a position with the Canadian Copper Co. at Cooper Cliff, perhaps as their staff architect, and with the British American Copper Co. in Sudbury. In 1914 he commenced practise under his own name in Sudbury and during the next 30 years was one of only a few architects who dominated the Northern Ontario architectural scene receiving dozens of commissions for ecclesiastical, institutional and commercial works, many for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie and the Diocese of Timmins. After WWII he opened branch offices in North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie and retired from active practise in May 1961. O'Gorman died in Sudbury on 11 November 1962 (obituaries in the Sudbury Star, 13 Nov. 1962, 3; R.A.I.C. Journal, xl, Feb. 1963, 89; inf. from the Ontario Association of Architects)


CENTRAL ROMAN CATHOLIC SEPARATE SCHOOL, MacKenzie Street at Davidson Street, 1914 (Sudbury Star, 23 Jan. 1915, 5, illus. & descrip.)
ST. JOSEPH'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, later called Christ The King Roman Catholic Church, Beech Street near Elgin Street, 1917 (list of works in obituary in the Sudbury Star, 13 Nov. 1962, 3)
ST. ALOYSIUS ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL, MacKenzie Street near Davidson Street, 1920 (C.R., xxxiv, 18 Feb. 1920, 48, t.c.)
MINING & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, MacKenzie Street at Baker Street, 1920; major addition, 1931-32 (C.R., xxxiv, 3 March 1920, 59, t.c.; xxxvii, 31 Oct. 1923, 19, illus. in advert.; xlv, 14 Oct. 1931, 53; Sudbury Star, 9 Feb. 1921, 1)
REGENT THEATRE BLOCK, Elm Street East, c. 1925 (list of works in obituary in the Sudbury Star, 13 Nov. 1962, 3)
MACKEY BLOCK, Durham Street North at Elm Street East, c. 1925 (list of works in obituary in the Sudbury Star, 13 Nov. 1962, 3)
FRAWLEY BLOCK, Durham Street South at Elm Street East, c. 1925 (inf. from the Ontario Association of Architects)
ELM STREET, residence for Clarence H. Hitchcock, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 10 Oct. 1928, 59)
ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL, Beech Street East, major addition, with new operating rooms and maternity ward, 1929 (Ottawa Journal, 7 May 1929, 14, descrip.; C.R., xliii, 7 Aug. 1929, 65, t.c.)
SUDBURY MOTORS LTD., Elm Street West near Lorne Street, c. 1930 (inf. from the Ontario Association of Architects)
SUDBURY HIGH SCHOOL, Mackenzie Street at Davidson Street, 1931-32 (C.R., xlv, 11 Nov. 1931, 72)
BEECH STREET, apartment block for Henry Eli, 1936 (C.R., l, 7 Oct. 1936, 40)
WEMBLEY PUBLIC SCHOOL, Wembley Drive, 1943 (C.R., lvi, 19 May 1943, 29)
SUDBURY HYDRO BUILDING, Elm Street East at Young Street, 1941 (C.R., liv, 9 April 1941, 31)
ST. DAVID'S ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL, Jean Street, 1944 (C.R., lvii, 7 June 1944, 33)


HANMER, ONT., Roman Catholic Church, 1914-15 (Sudbury Star, 12 Dec. 1914, 1, illus. in advert.)
TIMMINS, ONT., St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Cathedral, 5th Avenue at Pine Street North, 1921 (C.R., xxxv, 27 April 1921, 60)
NORTH BAY, ONT., St. Joseph's Hospital, McLaren Street, 1930 (C.R., xliv, 9 April 1930, 68, t.c.)
STURGEON FALLS, ONT., Dominion Public Building, King Street, 1930 (inf. from Gregory Utas, Ottawa)
KIRKLAND LAKE, ONT., Roman Catholic Church, Kirkpatrick Street, 1932 (C.R., xlvi, 11 May 1932, 47)
PARRY SOUND, ONT., Town Hall, Seguin Street, 1934 (list of works in obituary in the Sudbury Star, 13 Nov. 1962, 3)
NORANDA, QUE., presbytery for the Roman Catholic Church, 1935 (Daily Commercial News [Toronto], 7 March 1935)
TIMMINS, ONT., Town Hall, Algonquin Boulevard East near Cedar Street North, 1937 (C.R., l, 7 July 1937, 37; Building In Canada, Winter 1938, 14, illus.)
TIMMINS, ONT., Jacques Cartier Roman Catholic School, Maple Street North, 1937 (C.R., l, 18 Aug. 1937, 37)
SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT., Holy Angel Roman Catholic School, Wellington Street East, 1946 (C.R., lix, Sept. 1946, 145)
TIMMINS, ONT., major addition to Louis Rheaume Roman Catholic School, Kent Street at Wilcox Street, 1947 (C.R., lx, July 1947, 110)
NORTH BAY, ONT., Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Scollard Street, 1948-49 (C.R., lxi, Dec. 1948, 106)
TIMMINS, ONT., major addition to St. Mary's Hospital, Pine Street North, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, May 1950, 142)