Wright, John

WRIGHT, John (1830-1915)
(biography in preparation)

JOHN WRIGHT

(works in Victoria unless noted)

FIRST WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH, Pandora Street at Broad Street, 1859-60 (British Colonist [Victoria], 24 June 1859, 2, t.c.; 17 Aug. 1859, 3, descrip.)
FIRE HALL, View Street at Wharf Street, 1859 (British Colonist [Victoria], 16 Nov. 1859, 2, t.c.; 27 Dec. 1859, 2, descrip.)
WEBSTER & CO., Yates Street, commercial block, 1859-60 (British Colonist [Victoria], 27 Dec. 1859, 2)
N. MOORE & CO., Yates Street, commercial block, 1860 (British Colonist [Victoria], 5 June 1860, 2, t.c.)
NANAIMO, B.C., Ebenezer Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1860-61 (British Colonist [Victoria], 7 July 1860, 3; Christian Guardian [Toronto], 23 Jan. 1861, 2)

WRIGHT & SANDERS

(works in Victoria, B.C. unless noted)

TRUTCH STREET, 'Fairfield House', a residence for Hon. Joseph Trutch, 1860-61 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 26, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 4, 2009, 130-31, illus. & descrip.)
PLEASANT STREET, for W.A. Wentworth, 1861 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 140-41, illus.)
GOVERNMENT STREET, 'Woodlands', a residence for James Bissett, 1861 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 180-81, illus. & descrip.)
PLEASANT STREET, residence for Charles W. Wallace, 1861-62 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2007, 29-30, illus. & descript.)
(attributed) SAANICH, B.C., St. Stephen's Anglican Church, St. Stephen's Road at Mount Newton Cross Road, 1862 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 252, illus.)
NANAIMO, B.C., St. Paul's Anglican Episcopal Church, 1862 (British Colonist [Victoria], 10 June 1862, 2, descrip.)
DICKSON, CAMPBELL & CO., Store Street, commercial block, 1862 (British Colonist [Victoria], 8 Dec. 1862, 2, descrip.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 27, illus.)
W.M. SEARBY LTD., Government Street, commercial block, 1862 (British Colonist [Victoria], 8 Dec. 1862, 2, descrip.)
ROBINSON BROS., Government Street at Fort Street, commercial block, 1862 (British Colonist [Victoria], 8 Dec. 1862, 2, descrip.)
ST. NICOLAS HOTEL, Government Street, 1862 (British Colonist [Victoria], 8 Dec. 1862, 2, descrip.)
ST. GEORGE'S HOTEL, View Street near Fort Street, 1862 (British Colonist [Victoria], 8 Dec. 1862, 2, descrip.)
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Blanchard Street at Pandora Avenue, 1863; demol. 1928 (British Colonist [Victoria], 20 March 1863, 3; 10 April 1863, 3; First United Church, Victoria: One Hundred Years 1862-1962, 11, illus.)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., commercial block for Capt. Millard, Columbia Street, 1863 (British Columbian [New Westminster], 23 May 1863, 3, descrip.)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 1863; pulpit and platform for the church, 1864 (British Columbian [New Westminster], 27 April 1864, 3)
GOVERNMENT STREET, residence for Richard Carr, 1863 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 182-83, illus. & descrip.; H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 396-8, illus. & descrip.)
SUPREME COURT, interior alterations and furniture, 1863 (dwgs. at BCPA, CM/A 1991)
JEWISH SYNAGOGUE, Blanshard Street at Pandora Avenue, 1863 (British Colonist [Victoria], 14 Feb. 1863, 2, t.c.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 226-7, illus. & descrip.; H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 394-5, illus. & descrip.)
GORGE ROAD METHODIST CHURCH, David Street at Gorge Road, 1864; altered 1891 by Thomas Hooper (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2007, 18-19, illus. & descript.)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., tower for Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1865; tower dismantled 1880 (British Columbian [New Westminster], 25 March 1865, 3)
CARY CASTLE, Rockland Avenue, major additions and alterations to an existing house for the Lieut. Governor of British Columbia, 1865; burned 1899 (British Colonist [Victoria], 7 June 1865, 3, descrip.; P. Cotton, Vice-Regal Mansions of British Columbia, 1981, 40-9, illus.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 277-8, illus.; dwgs. at BCPA)
FEMALE INFIRMARY, Pandora Street at Chambers Street, 1865 (British Colonist [Victoria], 25 April 1865, 3, descrip.)
ANGELA LADIES COLLEGE, Burdett Avenue, 1865 (British Colonist [Victoria], 14 Oct. 1865, 3; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 214-15, illus.; H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 296-7, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 4, 2009, 27-9, illus. & descrip.)
FORT STREET, 'Pentrelew', a residence for Henry P.P. Crease, c. 1875 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 40, 245, 258-9, illus.)

(works in San Francisco)

CALVARY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Post Street at Powell Street, 1868 (San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Sept. 1868, 3, descrip.)
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Post Street at Mason Street, 1870-71 (San Francisco Chronicle, 9 June 1871, 3, descrip.; 2 April 1872, 3, descrip.)
NOB HILL, a mansion for Mark Hopkins, valued at $3 million dollars, 1877 (Colonist [Victoria[, 16 May 1877, 3, descrip.)
WELLS FARGO BLOCK, California Street, major addition of three floors above the existing building, 1883 (San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Oct. 1883, 2)
UNION CLUB, 1885 (San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Nov. 1885, 5)
PACIFIC KINDERGARTEN, Shotwell Street at 26th Street, 1886-87 (San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Nov. 1886, 5, descrip.)
LACHMAN BLOCK, Fremont Street at Market Street, 1887 (San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Jan. 1887, 15, illus. & descrip.; 25 June 1887, 6, illus. & descrip.)
HELLER BLOCK, Sansome Street, between Pine Street and California Street, for William Heller, 1887 (San Francisco Chronicle, 25 June 1887, 6, illus. & descrip.)
JONES BLOCK, Fremont Street, for M.P. Jones, 1887 (San Francisco Chronicle, 25 June 1887, 6, illus. & descrip.)
FREMONT STREET, a block for Mrs. Joseph, 1887 (San Francisco Chronicle, 25 June 1887, 6, illus. & descrip.)
YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOC., O'Farrell Street, near Gough Street, 1889 (San Francisco Chronicle, 22 May 1889, 8, illus. & descrip.)
COOPER MEDICAL COLLEGE., Webster Street at Sacramento Street, major addition, 1889; additions of Laundry Building and Engine Room for Lane Hospital, Clay Street at Webster Street, 1900 (San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Aug. 1889, 5; Morning Call [San Francisco], 8 Feb. 1900, 11)
LICK FREE BATHS, Tenth Street near Howard Street, 1889 (San Francisco Chronicle, 8 March 1889, 8, descrip.)
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Sansome Street at Bush Street, 1889 (San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Dec. 1889, 26, illlus. & descrip.)
HEBREW OLD PEOPLE'S HOME, Paris Street at India Street, 1890-91 (San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Nov. 1890, 5, descrip.)
PACIFIC MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO., Sacramento Street at Montgomery Street, 1891 (San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Feb. 1891, 12, illus. & descrip.)
FILBERT STREET, at Sansome Street, warehouse for Mrs. Robert Johnson, 1891 (San Francisco Chronicle, 13 March 1891, 5)
FIRST JERUSALEM CHURCH & PARSONAGE, O'Farrell Street near Webster Street, 1891 (San Francisco Chronicle, 10 April 1891, 5; 16 May 1891, 10, descrip.)
WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, Sacramento Street near Baker Street, 1891 (San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Jan. 1891, 10, descrip.)
SACRAMENTO STREET, at Jones Street, residence for Cyrus Wright, 1891-92 (San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Oct. 1891, 5)
RAPHAEL'S CLOTHING STORE, Kearny Street, 1892 (Morning Call [San Francisco], 21 Aug. 1892, 3, advert.)
VAN NESS AVENUE, near Union Street, residence for Robert G. Langrebe, 1898-99 (Morning Call [San Francisco], 6 Dec. 1898, 11)
AMERICAN BISCUIT CO., Broadway at Battery Street, major addition, 1900-01 (Morning Call [San Francisco], 30 Dec. 1900, 10)

(works elsewhere in California)

OAKLAND, CALIF., State of California Agricultural College, 12th Street near Broadway, 1868 (San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Nov. 1868, 1)
NAPA, CALIF, State Asylum for the Insane, a group of 8 separate buildings erected over a twenty year period from 1873 to 1893 (The Builder [London], xxxi, 30 Aug. 1873, 685-87, descrip. and plate illus.; San Francisco Chronicle, 14 May 1893, 21, illus. & descrip.)
BERKELEY, CALIF., Home for Blind Children, 1889; The Boy's Home & Dormitory Block at the School for Deaf, Dumb & Blind, 1893 (San Francisco Chronicle, 28 June 1889, 5; Morning Call [San Francisco], 6 June 1893, 10, descrip.)
OAKLAND, CALIF., Pacific Theological Seminary of the Congregational Church, including Administration Building, dormitories, library, chapel and gymnasium, on the site of the present Hopkins Academy, at Mountain View in Oakland, 1893-97 (San Francisco Chronicle, 5 May 1893, 3, illus. & descrip.; David Gebhard et al, Architecture in San Francisco & Northern California, 1976, 215, 501, illus.)

COMPETITIONS

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., The Lick Monument, City Hall Square, 1890. The firm of Wright & Sanders was one of four architects and artists invited to submit a design for this monument to be erected in front of the San Francisco City Hall. A description and perspective view of their design was published in the Morning Call [San Francisco], 15 June 1890, 8.