Scott, Thomas Seaton

SCOTT, Thomas Seaton (1826-1895)
(biography in preparation)

Walter Scott & Thomas S. Scott

BIRKENHEAD, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND, a large mansion for Joseph Robinson, at Claughton, a suburb of Birkenhead, 'near Lingdale House', 1853 (Builder [London], xi, 4 June 1853, 358, descrip.)

Thomas S. Scott

RAWDON, QUE., Christ Church (Anglican), Metcalfe Street at 3rd Avenue, 1857-58; restored 2001-06 (Gazette [Montreal], 22 June 1857, 2, descrip., but credited to an architect named as " S. Scott" [sic])
MONTREAL, QUE., Montreal Protestant Orphan's Asylum, plans for "...new and commodious out-buildings" on the grounds of the Asylum. Scott provided "gratutious superintendence" for these buildings, 1857 (Gazette [Montreal], 9 Jan. 1858, 1)
MONTREAL, QUE., Christ Church Cathedral (Anglican), Ste. Catherine Street West at University Street, completion of the design begun by Frank Wills, 1857-58; spire removed in 1927 and replaced with new spire by Ross & MacDonald in 1939-40 (Montreal Transcript, 5 Aug. 1857, 2, descrip.; 4 Nov. 1859, 2, descrip.; Builder [London], xvi, 9 Jan. 1858, 26-7, illus. & descrip.; Gazette [Montreal], 25 Sept. 1939, 13, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at NAC, Picture Coll., 111252, 111264; Montreal, Les Eglises, 1981, 8-15, illus.; inf. Scott Edwards)
(with Francis Thompson) QUEBEC PROVINCE, Grand Trunk Railway Stations at L'Islet, St. Jean, St. Roch-des-Aulnaies, Ste. Anne-de-la-Pocatiere, St. Paschal, Ste. Helene and Riviere-du-Loup, Que., 1858 (Montreal Transcript, 15 July 1858, 2, t.c.). Scott was employed as local supervising architect to oversee the construction of stations based on standard types of designs prepared by Francis Thompson in 1856.
MONTREAL, QUE., pair of houses for Edward Prentice, Bleury Street, 1858 (ANQM, notary J.C. Griffin, 6 Aug. 1858)
PRESCOTT, ONT., St. John's Anglican Church, 1858-60 (Brockville Recorder, 4 Nov. 1858, 3, t.c.; Echo & Protestant Recorder [Toronto], 5 April 1860, descrip.; Canadian Illustrated News, xvii, 18 May 1878, 315, descrip.; 75th Anniversary of St. John's Church 1860-1935, 2, 5-6, descrip. & illus.)
MONTREAL, QUE., residence for Thomas Mussen, Sherbrooke Street West near Bleury Street, 1859 (ANQM, notary J.C. Griffin, 16856)
MONTREAL, QUE., villa for Peter Robertson, Redpath Street, 1859 (ANQM, notary J.S. Hunter, 14 March 1859)
MONTREAL, QUE., 'Erin Cottage', residence for James E. Major, Guy Street near Dorchester Street West, 1859 (ANQM, notary J.S. Hunter, 21 April 1859; Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 443-45, illus.; F. Remillard & B. Merrett, Mansions of the Golden Square Mile, Montreal 1850-1930, 1986, 72-3, illus.)
MONTREAL, QUE., Cathedral School House, for the Anglican Cathedral, Burnside Place at University Street, 1860 (ANQM, notary J.S. Hunter, 9 July 1860)
ST. LAMBERT, QUE., on the south shore opposite Montreal, a Banquet Hall seating 1,000, for the reception of the Prince of Wales, located on the property of the Grand Trunk Railway, 1860 (Globe [Toronto], 16 July 1860, 3, descrip.)
(attributed) OTTAWA, ONT., Lumberman's Royal Arch, for the Prince of Wales, 1860 , designed by 'Mr. Scott' (Illustrated London News, xxxvii, 15 Dec. 1860, 562, illus. & descrip.)
MAITLAND, ONT., 'Ballymena', residence for Rev. Richard Lewis, Lot 28, Augusta Township, 1863 (dwgs. at OA, D. Collection, 1265-70; S. Otto, Maitland, 1985, 73, 75, illus.)
MONTREAL, QUE., 'Rosemount', a pair of villas for Robert J. Reekie, Rosemount Avenue, 1863 (Montreal Herald, 12 Feb. 1863, 3, advert.; 19 Dec. 1865, 1, descrip.; Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 584-5, illus.)
RICHMOND, QUE., railway station, 1863 (Montreal Herald, 30 May 1863, 2, t.c.)
MONTREAL, QUE., row of three houses for Edward G. Penny, St. Nicholas Tolentine Street, near Dorchester Street West, 1864 (Montreal Herald, 3 Dec. 1864, 2)
MONTREAL, QUE., St. Sulpice Street, new facade and interior alterations for John Donegani, 1865 (Montreal Herald, 19 Dec. 1865, 1, descrip.)
MONTREAL, QUE., Notre Dame Street at St. Lambert Street, store for Thomas Mussen, 1865 (Montreal Herald, 19 Dec. 1865, 1, descrip.)
MURRAY BAY, QUE., Protestant Church, 1867 (P. Dube, Deux cents ans de Villegiature dans Charlevoix, 1986, 119, illus.)
OTTAWA, ONT., St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, MacKay Street, New Edinburgh, 1868 (Ottawa Times, 11 May 1868, 2; Sutherland's City of Ottawa Directory for 1869-70, 97-8, descrip.; Ottawa, A Guide to Heritage Structures, 2000, 165, illus.; Andrew Waldron, Exploring the Capital: An Architectural Guide to the Ottawa-Gatineau Region, 2017, 120-21, illus. & descrip.)
CORNWALL, ONT., Bishop Strachan Memorial Anglican Church, 1869-75 (American Architect & Builders Monthly, i, Sept. 1870, 104ff, 106, illus. & descrip.; Canadian Illustrated News, xii, 11 Dec. 1875, 371, 377, illus. & descrip.; dwg. at NAC, Picture Coll, 105445)
MONTREAL, QUE., St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, William Street, Griffintown, 1869-70 (Montreal Herald, 25 Oct. 1869, 2, descrip.; Presbyterian [Montreal], xxii, Nov. 1869, 329-30, descrip.)
CORNWALL, ONT., additions and alterations to Court House & Gaol, Pitt Street, 1869; new Registry Office, 1869 (Globe [Toronto], 13 Sept. 1869, 4, t.c.; 9 Oct. 1869, 3, t.c.)
WATERLOO, QUE., St. Luke's Anglican Church, 1870 (Canadian Illustrated News, iii, 17 June 1871, 371-2, illus. & descrip.; H. Bergevin, Eglises Protestants, 1981, 141, illus.)
MONTREAL, QUE., reconstruction of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Beaver Hall Hill at Belmont Street, 1870 (Montreal Herald, 28 Nov. 1870, 1; Presbyterian [Montreal], xxiv, Jan. 1871, 16)
MONTREAL, QUE, Grace Anglican Church, Wellington Street, 1870-71 (Montreal Herald, 1 Nov. 1870, 1, descrip.)
(with Edward P. Hannaford) TORONTO, ONT., Union Station, Station Street at York Street, 1871-73 (list of exhibited drawings at the Royal Canadian Academy, Ottawa, in Ottawa Free Press, 8 March 1880, 2)
(with Edward P. Hannaford) MONTREAL, QUE., Bonaventure Railway Station, for the Grand Trunk Railway, 1886-88 (Gazette [Montreal], 20 March 1886, 3; La Minerve [Montreal], 22 March 1886, 1; C.A.B., ii, Jan. 1889, 9; dwgs. at NAC, National Map Coll., 78903/72)

POST OFFICES AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS

(inf. extracted from Canada, Sessional Papers, 1872 to 1881, and from NAC, RG11, which contains detailed architectural specifications for most buildings noted below. Drawings for virtually all post office and public buildings designed by Scott during his Tenure as Chief Architect of the Department of Public Works are now held at the National Archives of Canada, Ottawa)

OTTAWA, ONT., Parliament Hill, new entrance gateways, steps, fences and retaining walls on the Wellington Street line of the grounds, 1872-74; lamp standards, 1878 (NAC, RG11, vol. 3920, 141-2; 145-58; Free Press [Ottawa], 25 Oct. 1875, 2, descrip.)
OTTAWA, ONT., Parliament Hill, House of Commons, design and installation of a new second floor Press Gallery, at the south end of the Chamber, 1872-73; burned 1916 (Ottawa Citizen, 16 Feb. 1872, 3, descrip.; Globe [Toronto], 7 Dec. 1872, 1, descrip.)
CORNWALL, ONT., residence for the Canal Superintendent, 1872 (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 6, 1873, Appendix 20, 142)
SHERBROOKE, QUE., Immigration Station, 1872 (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 6, 1873, Appendix 20, 144)
VICTORIA, B.C., Custom House, Wharf Street, 1874-75 (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 7, 1875, Appendix 19, 129, descrip.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 114-17, illus.)
OTTAWA, ONT., Board of Works Workshop Building, Wellington Street, Parliament Hill, 1874-75 (Daily Citizen [Ottawa], 23 March 1875, 3, descrip.)
OTTAWA, ONT., Parliamentary Library, interior fittings, galleries, bookcases, 1875-76 (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 7, 1878, Appendix 16, 72, descrip.; NAC, RG11, vol. 3920, 112-14)
OTTAWA, ONT., Western Block Extension, Parliament Hill, Wellington Street, 1876-78 (Free Press [Ottawa], 26 Aug. 1876, 2, descrip.; 18 Jan. 1878, 4, descrip.; American Architect & Building News, x, 26 Nov. 1881, plate 309; xxiv, 28 July 1888, plate 657; Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 6, 1877, Appendix 17, 77-9, descrip.)
SYDNEY, N.S., Marine Hospital, Battery Point, 1876-77 (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 6, 1877, Appendix 17, 83, descrip.)
GUELPH, ONT., Post Office & Custom House, St. George's Square, 1876-78; demol. 1960 (Guelph Daily Mercury, 1 Nov. 1876, 1, descrip.; 14 Nov. 1877, 1, descrip.; 17 April 1878, 1, descrip.; Canada, Sessional Papers, 1879, vii, Appendix 15, 76, descrip.)
DORCHESTER, N.B., Penetentiary, 1877-79; fifteen houses for staff, 1880; residence for the Engineer, 1880 (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 6, 1877, Appendix 17, 82, descrip.; NAC, RG11, vol. 3919, 254-69)
MONTREAL, QUE., St. Vincent de Paul Penetentiary, major additions, 1877-78 (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 7, 1878, Appendix16, 74-5, descrip.)
BATTLEFORD, SASK., Official Residences for the Lieutenant-Governor, magistrate, registrar and clerk of the N.W.T. Council, 1877 (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 7, 1878, Appendix 16, 77-8, descrip.; Sask. Assoc. of Architects, Historic Architecture of Saskatchewan, 1986, 10, illus.)
ST. JEAN, QUE., Post Office & Custom House, 1877-80, demol. (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 8, 1879, Appendix 15, 77, descrip.; C. Cameron & J. Wright, Second Empire Style in Canadian Architecture, 1980, 64-5, illus.)
PARIS, FRANCE, 'The Canadian Trophy', an exhibit pavilion at the Paris Universal Exhibition, 1878 (Canadian Illustrated News, xvi, 10 Nov. 1877, 290, 293, illus. & descrip.)
OTTAWA, ONT., The Civil Service Archway, an outdoor commemorative arch in downtown Ottawa erected for the visit of the Govenor General, The Marquess of Lorne, 1878 (Globe [Toronto], 28 Nov. 1878, 4, descrip.)
QUEBEC CITY, QUE., St. Louis Gate, and Kent Gate, 1878 (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 8, 1879, Appendix 15, 77, descrip.; L. Noppen, l'art de l'architecte, 1983, 264-5, illus. & descrip.)
SAINT JOHN, N.B., Custom House, Prince William Street at Water Street, 1878-80; demol. 1961 (Saint John Daily Telegraph, 18 Aug. 1877, 1; 2 Nov. 1878, 3; Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 6, 1880, Appendix 3, 15-16, descrip.; G. Hughes, Music of the Eye, 1991, 60-3, illus.)
OTTAWA, ONT., Drill Hall, Cartier Square, 1879-80 (Globe [Toronto], 1 Nov. 1879, 8, descrip.; Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 6, 1880, Appendix 3, 11, descrip.; Ottawa, A Guide to Heritage Structures, 2000, 73, illus.; Andrew Waldron, Exploring the Capital: An Architectural Guide to the Ottawa-Gatineau Region, 2017, 162-3, illus. & descrip.)
OTTAWA, ONT., Rideau Hall, residence of the Governor-General, extensive renovations and improvements, 1879 (Free Press [Ottawa], 13 Aug. 1879, 3, descrip.)
BRANTFORD, ONT., Post Office, Dalhousie Street at George Street, 1878-79 (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 6, 1880, Appendix 3, 12, descrip.)
WINDSOR, ONT., Post Office & Custom House, Ouellette Street at Pitt Street, 1879-80; demol. (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 6, 1880, Appendix 3, 12, descrip.)
FREDERICTON, N.B., Post Office, Queen Street at Carleton Street, 1879-80 (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 6, 1880, Appendix 3, 16, descrip.; Daily Sun [Saint John], 27 April 1881, 3, illus. & descrip.)
LUNENBURG, N.S., Marine Hospital, 1879-80 (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 6, 1880, Appendix 3, 17, descrip.)
OTTAWA, ONT., Geological Museum, Sussex Street at George Street, converted from the former Clarendon Hotel, 1880 (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 6, 1881, Appendix 3, 14, descrip.)
OTTAWA, ONT., Supreme Court and Art Gallery, Bank Street at Wellington Street, converted from the former Government Workshops, 1880-81, demol. (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 7, 1882, Appendix 3, 20, descrip.)
WINNIPEG, MAN., Lieutenant-Governor's Residence, Louise Street, 1881-82 (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 7, 1882, Appendix 3, 25-6, descrip.; Winnipeg Daily Sun, 20 Oct. 1883, 2, descrip.; F. Bowles, Manitoba's Government House, 1970, 8-9, illus.)
WINNIPEG, MAN., Manitoba Legislative Building, Kennedy Street, 1881-83; demol. (Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 7, 1882, Appendix 3, 25-6, descrip.; M. Baker, Symbol in Stone - Manitoba's Third Legislative Building, 1986, 15-18, illus.)
WINNIPEG, MAN., Canadian Pacific Railway Station, Main Street at Point Douglas Avenue, 1881-82 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 23 Feb. 1883, 2, descrip.)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., Post Office & Custom House, Columbia Street, 1881-82; burned 1898 (NAC, RG11, vol. 3920, 38-43; Canada, Sessional Papers, No. 7, 1882, Appendix 7, 26)

COMPETITIONS

QUEBEC CITY, QUE., Custom House, 1856. Scott was one of fourteen competitors from the United States and Canada who submitted designs for this important federal building (NAC, RG 11, Vol. 90, File No. 3, 'Schedule of Competitors for the Proposed Quebec Custom House', 25 March 1856. William Thomas of Toronto was awarded First Premium. A perspective drawing of the design by Scott can be found in the Picture Collection at National Archives of Canada (C 104598)
MONTREAL, QUE., St. George's Anglican Church, Stanley Street, 1867. Scott received a prize of $100 for his entry, but the commission was awarded to William T. Thomas (inf. from Virgina Nixon, Montreal)