Saxe, Charles Jewett

SAXE, Charles Jewett (1870-1943)
(biography in preparation)

C.J. SAXE

(works in Montreal unless noted)

(with R. M. Rodden) BISLEY, QUE., Dominion Rifle Association Headquarters, 1897 (C.R., vii, 7 Jan. 1897, 2; Gazette [Montreal], 9 Jan. 1897, 2, descrip.; Evening Journal [Ottawa], 11 March 1897, 1, illus. & descrip., but lacking attribution)
ST. ANDREW'S, N.B., 'Pansy Patch', a country house for Hayter Reed, Carleton Street at Adolphus Street, c. 1913-14 (Architecture [New York], vol. 50, Sept. 1924, illustrated plates Cxxix to Cxxxi; Const., xviii, Jan. 1925, 2-8, illus. & descrip.; C.H.G., iii, Dec. 1926, 31, illus.; iv, May 1927, 29-32, illus.; J. Leroux & T. Holownia, St. Andrews Architecture 1604-1966, 2010, Item 107, illus.)
BEACONSFIELD, QUE., Club House for Beaconsfield Golf Club, 1920 (C.R., xxxiv, 31 March 1920, 60)
OTTAWA, ONT., residence for Frederick H. Booth Jr., Goulburn Avenue, 1922 (C.R., xxxvi, 27 Sept. 1922, 52-4; C.H.G., iii, Jan. 1926, 33-5, illus.; Andrew Waldron, Exploring the Capital: An Architectural Guide to the Ottawa-Gatineau Region, 2017, 84-5, illus. & descrip.)
(with J. Melville Miller) DIXIE, QUE., Club House for the Royal Montreal Golf Club, 1922 (C.R., xxxvii, 9 May 1923, 425-31, illus. & descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, iv, Feb. 1927, 72, illus.; Montreal, Les Edifices Publics, 1981, 262-5, illus.; dwgs. in Canadian Architecture Coll., McGill Univ.)
(with Ernest Cormier and Louis Amos) COURT HOUSE ANNEX, Notre Dame Street East at St. Vincent Street, 1922-25 (Const., xx, Oct. 1927, 312-18, 321-8, illus. & descrip.; Montreal, Les Edifices Publics, 1981, 180-3, illus.)
ST ANDREW'S, N.B., residence for Maj. F.C. Shorey, c. 1929 (C.H.G., vii, Sept. 1930, 37, illus.)
ST. AGATHE, QUE., residence for Col. E.G.M. Cape, c. 1929 (C.H.G., vii, Aug. 1930, 36-9, illus.)

SAXE & ARCHIBALD

(works in Montreal unless noted)

Residential Works

WESTMOUNT, 'Cloverly', for Horace A. Hutchins, Rosemount Avenue, 1898 (C.R., ix, 3 Feb. 1898, 3)
WESTMOUNT, for Thomas A. Lynch, Grosvenor Avenue, 1898 (C.R., ix, 23 March 1898, 5)
WESTMOUNT, for Charles Manhire, 1898 (C.R., ix, 29 June 1898, 4; Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 449, illus.)
WESTMOUNT, row of six houses for Michael S. Foley, Greene Avenue, 1898 (C.R., ix, 29 June 1898, 4)
BELLEVUE APARTMENTS, Ste. Catherine Street West at Metcalfe Street, facing Windsor Square, apartment block with four stores, for Michael S. Foley, 1899-1900; demol. 1929 (Gazette [Montreal], 30 March 1899, 8, descrip.; 10 Jan. 1900, 5, descrip.; 24 March 1900, 3, descrip.; C.A.B., xv, Jan. 1902, 4)
LONGUEUIL, for Robert Elliot, Dufferin Street, 1899 (C.R., x, 31 May 1899, 4)
AYLMER STREET, row of three houses for Richard W. Egan, 1899 (C.R., x, 29 Nov. 1899, 4)
CRESCENT STREET, near Sherbrooke Street West, for R.W. Garth, 1900 (C.R., xi, 20 June 1900, 3)
VERDUN, for S.S. Bain, 1900 (E. McMann, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Spring Exhibitions 1880-1970, 1988, 340-1)
WESTMOUNT, for Minnie L. Davis, Cote St. Antoine Road, 1902; addition 1913 (Const., x, May 1917, 166; illus. & descrip.; Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 176-77, illus.)
WESTMOUNT, for J.C. Hodgson, Roslyn Avenue, 1902 (C.R., xiii, 10 Sept. 1902, 6)
WESTMOUNT, 'Illahee', for James T. Shearer, Westmount Avenue, 'on the summit of the Little Mountain, west of Cote des Neiges Road', 1903 (C.R., xiv, 18 Feb. 1903, 3)
SYDNEY, N.S., for Joseph A. Gillies, 1903 (C.R., xiv, 11 March 1903, 4)
WESTMOUNT, for R.M. Ballantyne, Forden Avenue, 1903 (C.R., xiv, 5 Aug. 1903, 8)
CARLETON APARTMENTS, Sherbrooke Street West near Hutchison Street, addition of two floors, 1903 (Le Prix Courant, xxxvi, 14 Aug. 1903, 49)
BISHOP'S COURT APARTMENTS, Bishop Street, 1905 (C.A.B., xviii, June 1905, 85, descrip. & plate illus.; Const., iii, July 1910, 40, illus. in advert.; Montreal, Les Appartements, 1991, 66-9, illus.; H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 638-40, illus. & descrip.)
HUTCHISON STREET, near Prince Arthur Street, small apartment house for John G.G. Kerry, 1905 (Le Prix Courant, Week No. 15, 1905, 58)
CRESCENT STREET, for Mrs. G.E. Robertson, 1905 (Le Prix Courant, Week No. 16, 1905, 52)
COTE DES NEIGES ROAD, near Cedar Avenue, pair of houses for W. George Slack, 1905 (Le Prix Courant, Week No. 32, 1905, 60)
PINE AVENUE WEST, near Cote des Neiges Road, for W.H. Biggar, 1906 (Le Prix Courant, Week No. 13, 1906, 44)
OUTREMONT, for J.C. Walsh, Cote Ste. Catherine Road, 1906; demol. (Outremont b.p. 55, 30 May 1906)
CAVENDISH APARTMENTS, Sherbrooke Street West near Durocher Street, 1906 (Montreal Daily Star, 5 July 1906, 3, descrip.; C.A.B., xix, July 1906, 108)
OUTREMONT, for William St. Pierre, Ste. Catherine Road near Wiseman Avenue, 1907 (Montreal, Les Résidences, 1987, 619-21, illus.)
OUTREMONT, for Robert Pitt, Ainslie Avenue, 1907 (Outremont b.p. 88, 17 April 1907)
LACOLLE, QUE., for James R. Wilson, c. 1907 (E. McMann, Royal Canadian Academy Exhibitions and Members 1880-1979, 364)
McGREGOR AVENUE, at Cote des Neiges Road, for Shirley Ogilvie, 1907; demol. (Le Prix Courant, Week No. 21, 1907, 38; Const., ii, Sept. 1909, 55-7, illus. &descrip.)
COTE DES NEIGES ROAD, near Pine Avenue West, for Alex Woods, 1908 (Le Prix Courant, Week No. 28, 1908, 46)
SHERBROOKE STREET WEST, near Atwater Avenue, pair of houses for Rev. John Williamson, 1908 (Le Prix Courant, Week No. 30, 1908, 42)
MILTON AVENUE, near University Street, for Arthur K. Fisk, 1908 (Le Prix Courant, Week No. 35, 1908, 40; Montreal, Les Résidences, 1987, 235, illus.)
SYDNEY, N.S., residence for James H. Plummer, 1908 (E. McMann, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Spring Exhibitions 1880-1970, 1988, 340-41)
WESTMOUNT, for Alex Falconer, Forden Avenue, 1908 (C.R., xxii, 3 June 1908, 28)
WESTMOUNT, for Arthur Tooke, Forden Avenue, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 5 May 1909, 20)
WESTMOUNT, for Senator David Morrice, Redpath Crescent, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 5 May 1909, 20)
WESTMOUNT, for H. Mortimer Lamb, Westmount Avenue, 1909 (Le Prix Courant, Week No. 27, 1909, 76; Const., viii, June 1915, 267-9, illus. & descrip.)
WESTMOUNT, for F.C. Wilson, Belvedere Road, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 18 Aug. 1909, 21)
TRAFALGAR AVENUE, near Cote des Neiges Road, for H.L. Putnam, 1909 (Le Prix Courant, Week No. 15, 1909, 40)
GUY STREET, for Archibald M. Russel, 1909 (C.R., xxii, 20 Oct. 1909, 21)
ONTARIO AVENUE, for Senator Joseph M. Wilson, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 25 May 1910, 28; Montreal, Les Résidences, 1987, 760-3, illus.; F. Remillard & B. Merrett, Mansions of the Golden Square Mile Montreal 1850-1930, 1986, 192-5, illus.)
WESTMOUNT, for J. Alex Cameron, Clarke Avenue near Westmount Boulevard, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 27 April 1910, 29, t.c.)
CEDAR AVENUE, for Archibald D. MacFarlane, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 20 July 1910, 27; Const., viii, June 1915, 265, 267-8, illus. & descrip.)
WESTMOUNT, for S.W. Stevenson, Forden Avenue, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 8 Feb. 1911, 29)
WESTMOUNT, for J.B. Hathaway, Aberdeen Avenue, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 8 Feb. 1911, 29)
STE. ANNE DE BELLEVUE, QUE., for C.B. Gordon, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 8 Feb. 1911, 29)
WINNIPEG, MAN., for G. Howard Aikins, Langside Street near Westminster Avenue, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 5 April 1911, 57)
COTE DES NEIGES ROAD, near Trafalgar Avenue, for R.E. Thorne, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 26 April 1911, 54; Const., viii, June 1915, 266, 268, illus. & descrip.)
REDPATH STREET, near Pine Avenue West, for Charles Fergie, 1911 (Le Prix Courant, xliv, 29 April 1911, 41)
WESTMOUNT, for Richard Egan, Metcalfe Avenue, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 31 May 1911, 60)
WESTMOUNT, for A.A. Ayer, Cote St. Antoine Road, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 19 July 1911, 61)
STE. AGATHE DES MONTS, QUE., country house for Edwin Hanson, 1911-12 (Concordia University Archives, Fonds H.P. Illsley, Ledger Book)
PINE AVENUE WEST, at Ontario Street, a mansion for Clarence I. De Sola, 1911-12 (C.R., xxv, 18 Oct. 1911, 57; C.H.G., ii, Dec. 1925, 21-4, illus.; Gazette [Montreal], 29 May 1935, 4, illus. & descrip. in advert.; Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 662-5, illus.; F. Remillard & B. Merrett, Mansions of the Golden Square Mile Montreal 1850-1930, 1986, 212-15, illus.; inf. Scott Edwards)
PINE AVENUE WEST, at Redpath Crescent, mansion for Edmund G.M. Cape, 1912-13 (Const., x, May 1917, 164-5, illus.; Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 129-31, illus.)
ST. ANDREWS, N.B., residence for Mrs. Mary Walker, Reed Avenue, c. 1912 (J. Leroux & T. Holownia, St. Andrews Architecture 1604-1966, 2010, Item 137, illus.)
WESTMOUNT, for Senator William Owens, Belvedere Road, 1912-13 (Concordia University Archives, Fonds H.P. Illsley, Ledger Book)
WESTMOUNT, for George Rabinovitch, Roslyn Avenue, 1913 (C.R., xxvii, 23 July 1913, 78; Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 564-7, illus.)
WESTMOUNT, house for an unidentified client, c. 1914 (Const., viii, June 1915, 268-9, 272, illus. & descrip.)
VAUDREUIL, QUE., country house for R.J. Tooke, 1914 (Concordia University Archives, Fonds H.P. Illsley, Ledger Book)

Institutional & Ecclesiastical Works

ST. ANNE'S WARD, The Gallery Public Swimming Baths, Wellington Street, 1900-01 (C.R., xi, 6 June 1900, 3; Gazette [Montreal], 22 May 1901, 7, descrip.)
VERDUN, St. Clement's Anglican Church, Wellington Street at Gordon Avenue, 1900 (inf. from Anglican Church Archives, Toronto)
ST. GABRIEL WARD, Public Swimming Baths, Hibernia Street, 1903 (C.R., xiv, 17 June 1903, 4)
ST. LOUIS WARD, Public Swimming Baths, Ontario Street at Hotel de Ville Avenue, 1903 (C.R., xiv, 1 July 1903, 2; La Presse [Montreal], 2 Sept. 1903, 1, illus.)
LENNOXVILLE, QUE., Bishop's College School, addition of The Richmond Memorial Library & Reading Room, 1903-04 (Gazette [Montreal], 9 Feb. 1904, 8, descrip.)
SALVATION ARMY HEADQUARTERS, University Street near Cathcart Street, reconstruction of existing house, 1905 (Le Prix Courant, Week No. 22, 1905, 60)
MONTEFIORE CLUB, Guy Street near Dorchester Street, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 7 June 1905, 5)
EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Drummond Street, 1906-07 (Montreal Daily Star, 17 Feb. 1906, 7, illus. & descrip.; C.A.B., xix, Oct. 1906, 149, descrip. & plate illus.; xx, Nov. 1907, 11-12, illus. & descrip.; Montreal, Les Eglises, 1981, 22-5, illus.)
FAIRMOUNT METHODIST CHURCH, Fairmount Avenue at Hutchison Street, 1906-07 (Gazette [Montreal], 15 Sept. 1906, 21; 21 Oct. 1907, 7, illus. & descrip.; The Standard [Montreal], 11 Oct. 1913, Supplement, 10, illus. & descrip.)
ST. GEORGE'S HOME, Lagauchetiere Street West at Mansfield Street, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 6 Oct. 1909, 23)
(with Louis A. Venne) TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, Sherbrooke Street West at Jeanne Mance Street, 1909-10 (La Presse [Montreal], 5 April 1909, 14, illus. & descrip.; Builder [London], li, 4 Aug. 1911, 119, illus.; Architecture [New York], xxv, 15 April 1912, Plates xlvi to xlviii.; Montreal, Les Edifices Scolaires, 1980, 62-5, illus.; dwgs. in Canadian Architecture Coll., McGill Univ.)
ENGINEER'S CLUB, Beaver Hall Square, major addition and alterations, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 17 May 1911, 59; xxvi, 20 March 1912, 43-4, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. in Canadian Architecture Coll., McGill Univ.)
CAUGHNAWAGA, QUE., the Kanawaki County Club House, 1911-13 (Concordia University Archives, Fonds H.P. Illsley, Ledger Book)
ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH, Ste. Catherine Street West at Bishop Street, addition of new east transept, 1912-14; addition of new entry in tower and south transept, 1921 (Gazette [Montreal], 9 April 1912, 5, descrip.; C.R., xxvi, 17 April 1912, 65; A.P. Shatford, Year of Jubilee - St. James The Apostle Church 1864-1914, 51, 58, 64, illus.; Montreal, Les Eglises, 1981, 246-9, illus.)

Commercial & Industrial Works

RICHARD J. TOOKE LTD., St. James Street, new facade for store, 1900 (C.R., xi, 21 March 1900, 4)
BELLEVUE BUILDING, major extension from Dominion Square through to Ste. Catherine Street, for M.S. Foley, to accommodate the new branch of the Molson's Bank, 1901 (Gazette [Montreal], 1 Jan. 1901, 7, descrip.; 28 May 1901, 3, descrip.)
CHAMBLY, QUE., factory for M. Shoemaker, 1901 (Le Prix Courant, xxxi, 24 May 1901, 795)
ROBERT GARDNER & SON, Dalhousie Street, warehouse, 1901 (C.R., xii, 5 June 1901, 5)
MONTREAL ROLLING MILLS CO., Notre Dame Street at Dominion Street, office block, 1903 (C.R., xiv, 3 June 1903, 8)
E.P. CHARLTON & CO., McGill College Avenue at Ste. Catherine Street West, commercial block, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 7 June 1905, 5)
ROBINSON & CO., Ste. Catherine Street West near University Street, retail store, 1906 (C.A.B., xix, April 1906, 60)
SYDNEY, N.S., McCurdy Store, Charlotte Street, 1906 (Sydney Record, 20 Sept. 1906, 1)
CASTLE BLEND TEA CO., St. James Street, two stores, 1908 (Const., ii, Nov. 1908, 65)
THOMAS ROBERTSON & CO., Craig Street West, major alterations to existing block, 1909 (Le Prix Courant, Week No. 40, 1909, 72)
LACHINE, new office building for Dominion Bridge Co., 5th Avenue, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 29 Sept. 1909, 24)
J.M FORTIER LTD., St. Maurice Street, factory, 1910 (Concordia University Archives, Fonds H.P. Illsely, Ledger Book)
YORKSHIRE INSURANCE BUILDING, St. James Street near St. Francis Xavier Street, 1910-11 (Montreal Herald, 14 May 1910, 8, illus.; Montreal, Les Hotels Les Immeubles de Bureaux, 1983, 145-7, illus.)
MARX & RAWOLLE CO., St. Ambroise Street, factory, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 7 Sept. 1910, 28)
QUEEN'S HOTEL, Windsor Street at St. James Street, major addition, 1911 (Gazette [Montreal], 7 Jan. 1911, 3, descrip.; C.R., xxv, 11 Jan. 1911, 29; Montreal, Les Hotels Les Immeubles de Bureaux, 1983, 276-9, illus.)
LA SAUVEGARDE ASSURANCE CO., Notre Dame Street East at St. Vincent Street, 1912 (La Presse [Montreal], 13 Jan. 1912, 8, illus. & descrip.; Gazette [Montreal], 19 Sept. 1912, 7, descrip.; Montreal, Les Hotels Les Immeubles de Bureaux, 1983, 66-8, illus.)
MELCHERS DISTILLERY CO., St. Paul Street West, warehouse, 1914 (Concordia University Archives, Fonds H.P. Illsley, Ledger Book)

COMPETITIONS

MONTREAL, QUE., McGill University, Medical Faculty Building, Pine Avenue, 1907. There were eight local architectural firms from Montreal who were invited to submit a design for this major university building (Gazette [Montreal], 22 July 1907, 3). The proposal from Saxe & Archibald was passed over in favour of the winning design by Brown & Vallance.
OTTAWA, ONT., Departmental & Justice Buildings, 1907. Saxe & Archibald were awarded 3rd Prize of $2,000 for their design, styled '..in a modernized type of Continental Gothic' (C.A.B., xx, Sept. 1907, 184, descrip.). The First premium was awarded to another Montreal firm, E. & W.S. Maxwell, but their scheme was never built.
OTTAWA, ONT., Departmental Buildings, 1914. In another attempt at this lucrative project, Saxe & Archibald were one of 62 firms from North America and Europe who submitted entries in this major competition. Their design, listed as 'No. 58', was one of six finalists selected by the jurors. The project was cancelled due to the outbreak of WW1 and the federal government waited until 1923 before compensating the finalists with an award of $5,000 each (NAC, RG11, Vol 2951, File 5307-1-C, 14 July 1923)