Teeter, George Gaspar

TEETER, George Gaspar (1874-1949) was active in Winnipeg, Man. for his entire professional career. Born in Smithville, Ont. on 11 November 1874, he trained to be a teacher, graduating from the Beamsville Model School in 1893. He later worked for a general contractor preparing shop drawings, and then moved to Toronto where he articled with Gouinlock & Baker, and with George Gouinlock, from April 1900 to February 1904. During this period he attended evening classes in architecture and construction at the Toronto Technical School. In early 1904 Teeter moved to North Bay, Ont. where he was employed as a draftsman with Thomson & Angus until February 1906. In April of that year he opened an office in Winnipeg under his own name, and advertised his services as far away as Regina and Saskatoon (The Phoenix [Saskatoon], 25 July 1906, 2, advert.). In Winnipeg, he was best know for a series of pre-WWI designs for three-storey apartments blocks executed in a mannered Edwardian style with elaborate entrance porticos, projecting bay windows and contrasting brick and stone details on the principal fa├žade. Teeter continued to practise for more than forty years, and in 1945 he was elected President of the Manitoba Association of Architects. He died in Winnipeg on 15 February 1949 (obituary Winnipeg Free Press, 16 Feb. 1949, 24; Winnipeg Tribune, 16 Feb. 1949, 27; biog. and port. R.A.I.C. Journal, xxiii, Feb. 1946, 44; inf. Ontario Association of Architects).

(works in Winnipeg unless noted)

OAKWOOD AVENUE, at Hay Street, residence for William Bell, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 18 April 1906, 4, t.c.)
TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH, Burrows Avenue at Charles Street, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 2 May 1906, 5, t.c.)
WALNUT STREET, two houses for Alyn Edwards, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 9 May 1906, 5, t.c.)
CHESTNUT STREET, two houses for Alyn Edwards, 1906 (Winnipeg Tribune, 19 May 1906, 9)
FLORENCE AVENUE, Riverview, residence for Maurice J. Dalton, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 30 May 1906, 6; Winnipeg Tribune, 30 June 1906, Subdivision Supplement, 4, illus. in advert.)
ETHELBERT STREET, residence for John A. Gowler, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 29 Aug. 1906, 4-5, t.c.)
NASSAU STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, Nassau Street at Gertrude Avenue, 1907-09 (Winnipeg b.p. 730, 1907; Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 30 March 1907, 36, illus. & descrip.; 24 April 1909, 10, illus.; Morning Telegram [Winnipeg], 11 May 1907, 21, illus.; Winnipeg, 1991-The Year Past, 1993, 31-2, illus.)
FIRST GERMAN BAPTIST CHURCH, McDermot Avenue at Monkman Street, 1907 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 18 May 1907, 10, illus.; 21 Nov. 1907, 22; Manitoba Morning Free Press [Winnipeg], 1 July 1907, 15, descrip.; C.R., xviii, 17 July 1907, 4, t.c.)
SALEM REFORMED CHURCH, Burrows Avenue at Andrews Street, 1907-08 (C.R., xviii, 2 Oct. 1907, 2, t.c.; Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 21 Nov. 1907, 22, illus.; 22 Aug. 1908, 6, illus. & descrip.)
NINGA, MAN., Public School, 1908 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 1 Aug. 1908, 6, illus.; C.R., xxii, 14 Oct. 1908, 27)
KNECHTEL FURNITURE CO., Henry Avenue at Lulu Street, warehouse, 1909 (Winnipeg Tribune, 15 May 1909, 2, descrip.; 5 June 1909, 8, descrip.; 12 June 1909, 19, descrip.; C.R., xxiii, 26 May 1909, 22)
KILLARNEY, MAN., Municipal Hall, 1909 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 13 July 1909, 2, t.c.)
WINDEMERE APARTMENTS, Kennedy Street, south of Portage Avenue, 1909 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 2 July 1909, 2, t.c.; Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 7 July 1909, 11, descrip.; Winnipeg b.p. 1497, 1909)
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MAN., a residence for the Manager of the Bank of Ottawa, 1909 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 7 July 1909, 11)
R.S. WILLIAMS & SONS CO., McDermot Avenue at Frances Street, a three storey warehouse, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 11 Aug. 1909, 23, t.c.)
KENILWORTH COURT APARTMENTS, Hargrave Street, 1910 (Winnipeg b.p. 776, 1910)
ST. ELMO APARTMENTS, Colony Street at Broadway, 1910 (Winnipeg b.p. 1195, 1910)
NORWOOD, residence for A. Ritchie, 1910 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 12 April 1910, 2, t.c.)
KINGSWAY AVENUE, near Oxford Street, residence for James H. Wye, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 30 March 1910, 25, t.c.)
OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH, Parkview Street, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 14 Sept. 1910, 26; Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 4 Feb. 1911, 22, illus.)
ELLESMERE APARTMENTS, Carlton Street, for W.F.L. Orris & T.G.M. Orris, 1911 (Winnipeg Tribune, 12 April 1911, 2, t.c.; Winnipeg b.p. 1106, 1911)
KING EDWARD TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL, Morley Avenue, 1911-12 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 11 March 1911, 36, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xxv, 5 April 1911, 56, t.c.; Winnipeg, 1984-The Year Past, 1986, 47-8, illus.)
MAY STREET, between MacDonald Avenue and the Red River, warehouse for J. Heslips, 1911 (Winnipeg Tribune, 29 April 1911, 1)
MacDONALD AVENUE, at May Street, warehouse for J.H. Carleton, 1912 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 24 Aug. 1912, 9, illus.)
LOGAN AVENUE, at Quelch Street, apartment block for G.D. Whitney and A.J. Webb, 1912 (Winnipeg Tribune, 20 June 1912, 2)
ROZEL APARTMENTS, Clarke Street, 1912 (Winnipeg b.p. 1147, 1912)
CONWAY COURT APARTMENTS, Kennedy Street near York Avenue, for Mrs. A.S. Conway, 1912 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 12 June 1912, 8; Winnipeg b.p. 1977, 1912)
NEW WESTMINSTER APARTMENTS, Westminster Avenue near Sherbrook Street, for J.M. Reid, 1912 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 20 June 1912, 2; Winnipeg b.p. 2185, 1912)
SHERBROOK THEATRE, for A. Conway, Alexander Avenue near Sherbrook Street, 1912 (Winnipeg b.p., 2852, 1912)
KING MEMORIAL CHURCH, Cobourg Avenue, Elmwood, construction begun 1913; completed 1927 (King Memorial Church Thirtieth Anniversary, 1934)
NORTHLAND KNITTING CO., Arlington Street, warehouse, 1919 (Winnipeg b.p. 1334, 1919)
THISTLE CURLING RINK & CLUB, Minto Street near St. Matthew's Avenue, 1921 (Winnipeg Tribune, 21 Sept. 1921, 6; and 30 Sept. 1921, 1)
OSBORNE STREET, at Mulvey Street, apartment block, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 15 Feb. 1928, 54, t.c.)
CHRISTIE BISCUITS LTD., Notre Dame Avenue, factory and warehouse, 1930-32 (Tim Morawetz, Art Deco Architecture Across Canada, 2017, 34-5, illus. & descrip.)
RELIABLE LUMBER & FUEL CO., Scott Street, 1947 (Winnipeg b.p. 1254, 1947)

COMPETITIONS

WINNIPEG, MAN., Contagious Diseases Hospital, in Riverview, 1911. Teeter was one of 13 Winnipeg architects who submitted a design in this competition. He was awarded 2nd Prize of $750 for his effort (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 10 April 1911, 1, competition report). The winner was Herbert Rugh.