Hooper, Thomas

HOOPER, Thomas (1859-1935), a prominent and remarkably prolific architect in British Columbia for nearly forty years. He was active in the following offices:

Thomas Hooper, Vancouver, B.C., 1888-1889
Hooper & Goddard, Victoria, B.C. 1890 to 1 June 1891 (with Samuel M. Goddard)
Thomas Hooper, Vancouver & Victoria, B.C., June 1891-1914
Hooper & Watkins, Victoria, B.C., 1902-1910 (with C. Elwood Watkins)
Hooper & Wilson, Vancouver, B.C., 1928 (with Robert Wilson)

(biography in preparation)

T. HOOPER

VANCOUVER, B.C., Baptist Church, Dunsmuir Street at Hamilton Street, 1888-89 (Vancouver Daily World, 5 Nov. 1888, 4, but incorrectly attributed solely to T. Hooper, who acted as local supervising architect to William R .King). See correction in the Vancouver Daily World, 21 Sept. 1889, 2 (inf. Donald Luxton, Vancouver).
VANCOUVER, B.C., Methodist Church, Homer Street at Dunsmuir Street, 1888-89 (Vancouver Daily World, 7 Nov. 1888, 4, descrip.; and 29 June 1889, 1, descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Chinese Mission School, Dupont Street, 1889 (Vancouver Daily World, 11 April 1889, 1)
NANAIMO, B.C., Methodist Church, Wallace Street at Franklyn Street, 1889-90 (Nanaimo Free Press, 22 March 1889, 3, descrip.; and 26 April 1889, 6, t.c.; and 3 June 1889, 3; and 14 Jan. 1890, 5)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Chinese Mission Church, with residence at the rear for Mr. Chan, "the Chinese Evangelist", Dupont Street, 1889 (Vancouver Daily World, 28 May 1889, 3)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Winch Block, Cordova Street, shops and offices for Richard V. Winch, 1889 (Vancouver Daily World, 4 June 1889, 1)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Methodist Mission Church, Dunlevy Street at Princess Street, 1889 (Vancouver Daily World, 5 June 1889, 4, descrip.)
LULU ISLAND, B.C., residence for Edward Walter, 1889 (Vancouver Daily World, 26 July 1889, 1, t.c.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., residence for T.B. Godfrey, Melville Street, 1889 (Vancouver Daily World, 31 July 1889, 4)
VICTORIA, B.C., Methodist Church, Pandora Avenue at Quadra Street, designed 1889; completed 1891 (Victoria Daily Times, 20 Nov. 1889, 4)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Chinese Mission Church, Dupont Street, 1889 (Vancouver Daily World, 31 Dec. 1889, 5; and 4 June 1889, 1; and 11 July 1889, 4)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Central School, Pender Street, 1889 (Vancouver Daily World, 7 Jan. 1890, 4, illus. & descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., row of four houses for J.R. Foster, at the foot of Seymour Street, 1890 (Vancouver Daily World, 29 March 1890, 1)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Young Men's Christian Association, Hastings Street, 1890-93 (Vancouver Daily World, 6 March 1890, 4, descrip.; and 24 July 1890, 4; and 15 April 1893, 2, illus. & descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., parsonage for the Methodist Church, for Rev. Mr. Betts, 1890 (Vancouver Daily World, 29 March 1890, 1)
VANCOUVER, B.C., East End Public School (now Lord Strathcona School), East Pender Street at Jackson Avenue, 1890 (Vancouver Daily World, 19 Aug. 1890, 4, descrip.; S. McLarty, The Story of Strathcona School, 1961, 30)
VICTORIA, B.C., 'Pinehurst', for William J. Macauley, Dallas Road at Carr Street, 1890 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 174-77, illus.)

HOOPER & GODDARD

(works in Victoria unless noted)

CHINESE MISSION CHURCH, Cormorant Street, 1890 (Colonist [Victoria], 13 Nov. 1890, 5)
COOK STREET, at Bellot Street, residence for John Dougall, 1890 (C.R., i, 19 July 1890, 1; Colonist [Victoria], 13 Nov. 1890, 5)
BLANSHARD STREET, near Farquhar Street, residence for Frank F. Jewell, 1890; demol. 1948 (Colonist [Victoria], 13 Nov. 1890, 5; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 71, illus. & descrip.)
BELLA BELLA, B.C., Methodist Church, 1890 (Colonist [Victoria], 16 Dec. 1890, 5)
WILLIAMS BLOCK, Broad Street, opposite View Street, a 4 storey commercial block for R.T. Williams, 1890-91 (Victoria Daily Times, 19 Nov. 1890, 5, detailed descrip.; Colonist [Victoria], 19 Nov. 1890, 1, t.c.; and 15 May 1891, 5)
GILMORE & McCANDLESS BLOCK, Johnson Street, a three storey commercial block for Alex G. McCandless, with upper floors leased to the adjacent Colonial Hotel, 1891 (Daily Colonist 4 June 1891, 5, descrip.; 26 June 1891, 1, t.c.; and p. 5, descrip; list of works in R.T. Williams British Columbia Directory, 1892, 1166-7; inf. Donald Luxton, Vancouver)
JOHNSON STREET, commercial block for Alexander R. Milne, c. 1891 (list of works in R.T. Williams British Columbia Directory, 1892, 1166-7; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 95, illus.)
PORT SIMPSON, B.C.,[near Prince Rupert], Indian Mission School, 1890-91 (Colonist [Victoria], 6 Dec. 1890, 5; dwgs. at BCPA, B 1867; L. Maitland, Queen Anne Revival Style in Canadian Architecture, 1990, 227, illus.)
MENZIES STREET, at Rithet Street, residence for Henry Cooley, 1891 (Colonist [Victoria], 24 Feb. 1891, 1, t.c.; list of works in R.T. Williams British Columbia Directory, 1892, 1166-7)
JEWELL BLOCK & BRUNSWICK HOTEL, Douglas Street at Yates Street, "....in the Romanesque style", 1891 (Colonist [Victoria], 7 March 1891, 5, descrip.; Victoria Daily Times, 23 April 1891, 5, detailed descrip.)
FORT STREET, residence for Jerome E. Church, 1891 (Colonist [Victoria], 21 March 1891, 1, t.c.; list of works in R.T. Williams British Columbia Directory, 1892, 1166-7)
JEWISH SYNAGOGUE, 1891 (Colonist [Victoria], 7 May 1891, 5)
WILSON & DALBY BLOCK, Government Street at Johnson Street, 1891 (Colonist [Victoria], 16 May 1891, 5, descrip.)
LEWIS & HUMPHREY'S BLOCK, Yates Street, a large 3 storey addition, 1891 (Colonist [Victoria], 17 May 1891, 1, t.c.; Victoria Daily Times, 8 May 1891, 5, descrip.; list of works in R.T. Williams British Columbia Directory, 1892, 1166-67)
SUPERIOR STREET, residence for Alexander Black, 1891; house later moved to Michigan Street, 2016 (Colonist [Victoria], 30 May 1891, 5; Victoria Daily Times, 3 June 1891, 5, descrip.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House - Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods - Vol. 2, James Bay, 2018, 163-64, illus. & descrip.)
HOTEL VICTORIA, Government Street at Johnson Street, 1891 (Victoria Daily Times, 15 May 1891, 8, t.c.; British Columbia Review [a supplement to the Daily British Colonist, Victoria], 14 Feb. 1893, p. 4, biog. and list of works by Hooper)
METROPOLE HOTEL, major addition, c. 1891 (British Columbia Review [a supplement to the Daily British Colonist, Victoria], 14 Feb. 1893, p. 4, biog. and list of works by Hooper). This could refer to The Metropole Hotel located in Vancouver, or to the Colonial Metropole Hotel located in Victoria.
MOUNT TOLMIE ROAD, at Plum Street, residence for an unnamed client, 1893 (Victoria Daily News, 20 March 1893, 8, t.c.)

T. HOOPER

(Commercial & Industrial works in Victoria unless noted)

VANCOUVER, B.C., commercial block for Arthur W. Sullivan, Cordova Street, 1891 (Vancouver Daily World, 28 Jan. 1891, 8, descrip.)
NANAIMO, B.C., a four storey brick commercial block "....adjoining the Windsor House", with 4 storeys facing on Front Street, and 3 storeys facing Church Street, 1891 (Nanaimo Free Press, 24 Aug. 1891, 1, descrip.; 27 Aug. 1891, 4)
NANAIMO, B.C., Green Block, Church Street at Dallas Square, with rear portion facing Front Street, 1892 (Nanaimo Free Press, 4 May 1892, 4, descrip.)
NANAIMO, B.C., Arcade Building for David Spencer, Victoria Crescent, c. 1891 (list of works in Victoria Illustrated, 1891, 90)
MILNE BLOCK, Johnson Street, a three storey commercial block for Alexander R. Milne, "....with a high tower", 1891; still standing in 2022 (Victoria Daily Times, 4 July 1891, 8, t.c.; and 6 July 1891, 5, descrip.)
JOHNSON STREET, at Store Street, commercial block for Simon Leiser, 1892 (C.R., ii, 9 Jan. 1892, 1)
ADELPHI BUILDING, Government Street at Yates Street, a three storey commercial block, 1892 (Victoria Daily Times, 9 May 1892, 5; British Columbia Review [a supplement to the Daily British Colonist, Victoria], 14 Feb. 1893, p. 4, biog. and list of works by Hooper)
E.A. MORRIS, TOBACCONIST, Government Street, a retail store for Edward A. Morris, 1892; still standing in 2022 (Parks Canada, Canada's Historic Places, Designation statement 27 Nov. 1975; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 128-9, illus.)
FORT STREET, factory and residence for Marcus Bantly, 1892; demol. c. 1970 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 60, illus. & descrip.)
ROGER'S CHOCOLATES SHOP, Government Street, a retail store for Charles W. Rogers, 1893; still standing in 2022 (Parks Canada, Canada's Historic Places, Designation statement 27 Nov. 1975; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 130-31, illus. & descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., a new brick block for Simon Leiser, on the site of the old Gambrinus Hotel, Water Street, 1894 (Vancouver Daily World, 3 Jan. 1894, 1; C.A.B., viii, Feb. 1895, 20)
FISGARD STREET, The Wan Sun Building, a commercial block for Lim Dat and Wong S. Lim, 1898; still standing in 2022 (Victoria Daily Times, 20 April 1899, 5, legal lawsuit for fees; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 113, illus.)
JOHNSON STREET, commercial block for Campbell & McCandless, 1899 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 56, illus.)
VERNON BLOCK, Government Street at Broughton Street, 1899 (Colonist [Victoria], 15 Sept. 1899, 5, descrip.; Victoria Daily Times, 2 Oct. 1899, 7, t.c.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 56, illus.)
YATES STREET, near Oriental Alley, a three storey commercial block for Thomas Earle, 1899-1900 (Victoria Daily Times, 18 Oct. 1899, 5, descrip.; Colonist [Victoria], 18 Oct. 1899, 5; and 20 Jan 1901, Supplement No. 3, 8, illus. & descrip.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 56, illus.)
CLAYOQUOT, B.C., hotel for Thomas Earle, 1899 (Victoria Daily Times, 18 Oct. 1899, 5; C.R., x, 1 Nov. 1899, 2)
GOVERNMENT STREET, hotel for Charles H. Berryman, 1899-1900 (C.R., x, 29 Nov. 1899, 2)
PITHER & LEISER CO., Yates Street, a 3 storey warehouse and office block for Luke Pither & Max Leiser, 1900 (Victoria Daily Times, 30 Jan. 1900, 5, descrip.; C.R., xi, 7 Feb. 1900, 3; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 56-7, illus.)
GOVERNMENT STREET, a two storey commercial block for Mrs. Baumgart, "....on the site of the old Teutonia Saloon", 1900 (Victoria Daily Times, 17 Feb. 1900, 5)
FISGARD STREET, a two storey brick block for The Porter Estate, 1900; demol. 1961 (Victoria Daily Times, 20 March 1900, 8, t.c.; inf. Donald Luxton, Vancouver)
WAH YUN & CO., Government Street at Cormorant Street, a 2 storey commercial block, 1900 (C.R., xi, 11 April 1900, 2; Victoria Daily Times, 10 May 1900, 8, t.c.)
J.H. TODD & SON, Wharf Street, commercial block, 1900 (C.R., xi, 12 Sept. 1900, 4)
DUNCAN, B.C., hotel for Joseph Daley, on the site of the old Quamichan Hotel, 1902 (Vancouver Daily World, 3 March 1902, 6)
ROYAL BANK, Government Street, 1909-10 (Const., iii, June 1910, 66, 68-9, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at Royal Bank Archives, Montreal)
VANCOUVER, B.C., warehouse for E.G. Prior & Co., Beatty Street near Smythe Street, 1910; demol. (dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Electrical Construction Co. Building, Howe Street, 1910 (dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Alex J. Forsyth Co. Warehouse, Helmken Street, 1910 (dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
VANCOUVER, B.C., W.J. McMillan Co. Warehouse, Beatty Street at Smythe Street, 1910 (dwgs. at Vancouver City Archvies)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Vancouver Trust Co., Pender Street West, 1910 (dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Arts & Crafts Building, Seymour Street near Dunsmuir Street, for Marriott & Fellows, 1910-11 (Vancouver Daily World, 6 Jan. 1912, Progress & Building Edition, 54-55, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
QUADRA STREET, at Fort Street, commercial block for Max Leiser, 1911 (Colonist [Victoria], 19 March 1911, 2, illus. & descrip.)
FORT STREET, near Broad Street, commercial block for Percival R. Brown, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 26 April 1911, 56)
LANGLEY STREET, at Courtney Street, commercial block for Albert E. Todd, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 24 May 1911, 62, t.c.)
GAULT BROS. STORE, Yates Street, 1911 (Colonist [Victoria], 27 May 1911, 10, descrip.)
GORDONS LTD., Yates Street, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 13 Dec. 1911, 86-7, illus. & descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Otis-Fensom Elevator Co., Mainland Street at Davie Street, warehouse, 1911-12 (C.R., xxv, 5 July 1911, 60, t.c.; The Sun [Vancouver], 29 May 1912, 9, descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., National Finance Co., Howe Street, office building, 1911-12 (C.R., xxv, 12 July 1911, 64; Province [Vancouver], 2 March 1912, 34, descrip.; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
YATES HOTEL, Yates Street, for Challoner & Mitchell, 1911 (Colonist [Victoria], 24 Oct. 1911, 16, illus.)
STANDARD FURNITURE CO., Yates Street, 1911-12 (inf. D. Luxton and V. Vidners)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Royal Bank, Mount Pleasant Branch, Main Street at 8th Avenue, 1912 (Province [Vancover], 1 June 1912, 13, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Royal Bank, Fairview Branch, Granville Street, 1912 (dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
HIBBEN-BONE BLOCK, Government Street at Bastion Street, 1912 (Colonist [Victoria], 18 Feb. 1912, 2, illus. & descrip.)
CAMPBELL BUILDING, Douglas Street at Fort Street, 1912 (Colonist [Victoria], 7 May 1912, 2, illus. & descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., warehouse for Charles Milne, Hamilton Street, 1912 (Province [Vancouver], 14 Sept. 1912, 30, descrip.; dwgs. at Canadian Architectural Archives, Univ. of Calgary, McCarter-Nairne Coll, 11M44)
DAVID SPENCER STORE, Government Street, 1912-13 (Colonist [Victoria], 26 Oct. 1912, 1, descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Merchants Ice & Cold Storage Building, Richards Street at Pacific Street, 1912 (Vancouver Daily World, 26 Oct. 1912, 12, descrip.; Province [Vancouver], 2 Nov. 1912, 32, descrip.; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Gray Brothers Warehouse, Homer Street, 1912 (dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
VANCOUVER, B.C., McLean's Warehouse, Water Street, 1912 (dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
KAISERHOF HOTEL, Blanshard Street, 1912 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 67, illus.)
ROYAL BANK, Fort Street at Cook Street, 1913 (Colonist [Victoria], 28 Sept. 1913, 11, illus. & descrip.)
VERNON, B.C., Royal Bank, Barnard Street, 1914 (list of works in Application Form, Architectural Inst. of British Columbia)

(Institutional works in Victoria unless noted)

PORT SIMPSON, B.C., [near Prince Rupert], Girl's Mission Home, 1891 (Victoria Daily Times, 4 July 1891, 8, t.c.)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., Public School, 1892 (British Columbia, Sessional Papers, 1893, Public Accounts, 72)
CHILLIWACK, B.C., Coqueletza Home for Indian Children, 1893; additions 1907 (Vancouver Daily World, 1 April 1892, 3, descrip.; 2 May 1894, 6, illus. and descrip.; Missionary Outlook, xiv, July 1894, 97, illus.; dwgs. at NAC, RG22, 77803/11)
PROTESTANT ORPHAN'S HOME, Cook Street at Hillside Avenue, a commission won in a competition, 1893-94 (Victoria Daily Times, 4 April 1893, 4, t.c.; and 24 June 1893, 5, illus. & descrip.; Colonist [Victoria], 25 June 1893, 9, illus. & descrip.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 320-1, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 146-47, illus. & descrip.)
UNION MINES, B.C., Public School, 1899 (British Columbia, Sessional Papers, 1900, Public Accounts, 117)
SOLDIERS & SAILOR'S HOME, 1901 (C.R., xii, 19 June 1901, 2, t.c.)
CUMBERLAND, B.C., public school, 1901 (Vancouver Daily World, 18 Oct. 1901, 1)
ROMAN CATHOLIC BOY'S PROTECTORATE, Esquimalt Road, 1904 (Progress [Victoria], 23 April 1904, 1, descrip.)
ESQUIMALT PUBLIC SCHOOL, Lampson Street at Old Esquimalt Road, 1909 (D. Franklin, Early School Architecture in British Columbia, 1980, 86-7, 98, illus.)
ST. ANN'S ROMAN CATHOLIC ACADEMY, Humboldt Street, new West Wing, 1909-13 (C.R., xxiii, 15 Sept. 1909, 23; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 210-13, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 4, 2009, 74-6, illus. & descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Salvation Army Hotel, Powell Street, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 24 Aug. 1910, 49, illus.)
CHILLIWACK, B.C., City Hall, Spadina Avenue, 1910-12 (Chilliwack Progress, 1 June 1910, 1; 10 Aug. 1910, 1, descrip.; 3 April 1912, 1; Canada, Town Halls of Canada, 1987, 312, 314 ff.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Labour Temple, Dunsmuir Street at Homer Street, 1910-11 (Vancouver Daily World, 22 Jan. 1910, 2, descrip., 2 April 1910, Section Two, p. 1, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xxv, 22 March 1911, 54; xxvi, 17 April 1912, 60, illus.; Province [Vancouver], 9 March 1912, 40, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Provincial Court House, Robson Street Extension, 1910-12 (Province [Vancouver], 13 April 1912, 30, descrip.; 27 April 1912, 29, illus.; C.R., xxvi, 3 July 1912, 44, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
B.C. TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, Blanchard Street at Johnson Street, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 29 March 1911, 54, t.c.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Ice Arena & Curling Rink for the Patrick Brothers, Georgia Street near Gilford Street, 1911-12; demol. 1936 (C.R., xxv, 5 July 1911, 60; 18 Oct. 1911, 43, illus. & descrip; xxvi, 10 July 1912, 56-7, illus. & descrip.; Evening Journal [Ottawa], 1 Nov. 1911, 4, descrip.; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
VICTORIA ICE ARENA, Cadboro Bay Road at Empress Street, 1911 (Colonist [Victoria], 13 Aug. 1911, 17, illus. & descrip.; Stuart Stark, The B.C. Agricultural Association Exhibition Building, 2017, 256, illus. & descrip.)
VERNON, B.C., Court House, 27th Street, 1911-14 (C.R., xxvi, 20 March 1912, 41, illus.; xxviii, 29 April 1914, 527, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at BCPA, B 1673)
AGED & INFIRM WOMEN'S HOME, Maclure Street, 1912 (Colonist [Victoria], 5 May 1912, 17, illus.)
REVELSTOKE, B.C., Court House, Third Street West, 1912-13 (C.R., xxvi, 6 March 1912, 66; 24 July 1912, 52-3, illus. & descrip.; Mail-Herald [Revelstoke], 1 May 1912, 1, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at BCPA, B 934)
SARDIS, B.C., a new public school, 1913 (Chilliwack Progress, 17 Sept. 1913, 8)
ROSEDALE, B.C., a new public school, 1913 (Chilliwack Progress, 17 Sept. 1913, 8)
LAMPSON STREET PUBLIC SCHOOL, Lampson Street, 1913 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 189, illus.)
MERRITT, B.C., Skating Arena, 1914 (Nicola Valley News [Merritt], 20 Feb. 1914, 4)

(Ecclesiastical works in Victoria unless noted)

METROPOLITAN METHODIST CHURCH, Pandora Avenue at Quadra Street, 1890-91 (Victoria Daily Times, 27 Aug. 1890, 8, descrip.; and 7 Jan. 1891, 8, descrip.; Colonist [Victoria], 17 May 1891, 2, descrip.; C.A.B., xi, March 1898, illus.; Const., iii, June 1910, 70-2, illus. & descrip.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 228-9, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 69-71, illus. & descrip.)
NORTH SAANICH, B.C., Methodist Church, East Saanich Road at Mills Road, 1891; demol. (Victoria Daily Times, 28 Jan. 1891, 7, t.c.; Daily Colonist [Victoria], 9 June 1891, 5; inf. Donald Luxton, Vancouver)
CENTENNIAL METHODIST CHURCH, Gorge Road at David Street, 1891-92 (Victoria Daily Times, 3 July 1891, 5, descrip.; and 9 July 1891, 5, descrip.; and 9 Dec. 1891, 5, descrip., and 4 June 1892, 3, detailed architectural descrip.; Colonist [Victoria], 5 June 1892, 10, illus. & descrip.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 240-1, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 38-9, illus. & descrip.) METHODIST CHURCH, Michigan Street at Menzies Street, in James Bay, a new Sunday School building, for use as a temporary church, 1892 (Victoria Daily Times, 5 May 1892, 5)
EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH, Fernwood Road at Gladstone Avenue, 1892-93 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 1, 2013, 60-61, illus. & descrip.)
VERNON, B.C., Methodist Church, Tronson Street, 1892-93 (Vancouver Daily World, 3 Nov. 1892, 1; Christian Guardian [Toronto], 21 June 1893, 393)
SARDIS, B.C., Methodist Church, 1898; addition, 1908 by Hooper & Watkins (Chilliwack Progress, 24 Aug. 1898, 1; 19 Feb. 1908, 7)
VICTORIA, B.C., Roman Catholic Sunday School building, View Street at Blanchard Street, 1899 (Victoria Globe, 1 May 1899, 5)
COWICHAN, B.C., St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, the Indian Mission church, Tzouhalem Road, for Rev. Van Goethen, 1901; still standing in 2022 (C.R., xi, 30 Jan. 1901, 1, t.c.; dwgs. at R.C. Diocese of Victoria, Tube 6; inf. Donald Luxton, Vancouver)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Princess Street Methodist Church, Princess Street at Dunlevy Avenue, new church, and remodelling of the old church into a Sunday School, 1901-02 (Vancouver Daily World, 22 Nov. 1901, 8, descrip.; 9 May 1902, 5, descrip.; C.R., xii, 4 Dec. 1901, 4)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., Presbyterian Church, Sixth Avenue, 1910-11 (C.R., xxiv, 14 Sept. 1910, 25; J. Scott, Heritage of New Westminster, 1986, 114, illus.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Baptist Church, 10th Avenue, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 5 July 1911, 60)
MERRITT, B.C., parsonage for the Methodist Church, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 12 July 1911, 59)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Wesleyan Methodist Church, Seymour Street, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 12 July 1911, 59)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Kitsilano Methodist Church, Larch Street, 1913 (dwgs. at Vancover City Archives)

(Residential works in Victoria unless noted)

VIEW STREET, six cottages [perhaps a row or terrace?], for an unnamed client, 1891 (Victoria Daily Times, 25 June 1891, 8, t.c.)
FORT STREET, at Quadra Street, residence for Mrs. L. Jones, 1891-92 (Victoria Daily Times, 3 Nov. 1891, 6, t.c.)
GORGE ROAD EAST, residence for N.D. Carroll [sic], (actually William Dixon Currall), 1892; demol. after 1950 (Victoria Daily Times, 17 May 1892, 8, t.c.; inf. Jennifer Barr, Victoria)
FERNWOOD ROAD, near Pandora Avenue, residence for Walter A. Dier, 1895; still standing 2022, but altered (Victoria Daily Times, 31 May 1895, 5, descrip., but incorrectly credited to "W.J. Cline, architect & builder"; with correction 1 June 1895, 5, and credit to Thomas Hooper, Architect; Daily Colonist [Victoria], 15 Sept. 1895, 7; inf. Donald Luxton, Vancouver)
CHILLIWACK, B.C., residence for Allan C. Wells, Spruce Drive near Vedder Road, 1897 (Chilliwack Progress, 7 July 1897, 1; Vancouver Daily World, 9 July 1897, 6, descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., for Richard V. Winch, Comox Street at Bute Street, 1899-1900 (Vancouver Daily World, 4 Aug. 1899, 5, t.c.; C.R., x, 8 Nov. 1899, 3)
ROBERT STREET, residence for Duncan McBeath, 1899-1900 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 1, 2013, 213-14, illus. & descrip.)
DOUGLAS STREET, at Kane Street, residence and office for Dr. Roderick L. Fraser, 1901 (Victoria Daily Times, 30 Jan. 1901, 5, descrip.; C.R., xii, 13 Feb. 1901, 3, t.c.; Monograph, illus)
KINGSTON STREET, residence for Thomas Hooper, architect, c. 1902 (Monograph, illus.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 168-9, illus.)
FORT STREET, for Arthur E. Kent, 1902 (C.R., xiii, 5 March 1902, 2)
VANCOUVER, B.C., 'Hycroft', for Gen. Alex D. McRae, McRae Avenue, 1909-12 (Vancouver Heritage Inventory - Summary Report, 1986, 70, illus.)
VICTORIA, B.C., for George Snider, c. 1909 (Const., iii, June 1910, 73-4, illus.; Monograph, illus.)
CRAIGDARROCH ROAD, for J.W. Spencer, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 26 Jan. 1910, 23)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Lester Court Apartments, Davie Street near Burrard Street, a six storey apartment block for Mrs. Lester, with Lester Dance Academy on the ground floor, 1911 (Vancouver Daily World, 6 Feb. 1911, 20, descrip.; 11 Feb. 1911, 25, illus. & descrip.; 28 Sept. 1912, 18, descrip.; Province [Vancouver], 7 Sept. 1912, 31, descrip.; The Sun [Vancouver], 9 Sept. 1912, 16, descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., for Christopher Spencer, West Boulevard at 49th Avenue, 1911 (dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
VANCOUVER, B.C., apartment block for Thomas J. Dauphinee, Main Street at Lansdowne Avenue, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 28 June 1911, 59, t.c.)
KENT APARTMENTS, Blanshard Street, 1912 (Victoria City Archives, plumbing permit; inf. D. Luxton & V. Vidners)
ST. CHARLES STREET, for Dr. Roderick Fraser, 1912 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 239-40, illus. & descrip.)
OLD ESQUIMALT ROAD, for Percival R. Brown, 1913 (D. Field, Built Heritage in Esquimalt, 1984, 25-7, illus.)
JOAN CRESCENT, residence for William Spencer, 1918 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 168-69, illus. & descrip.)
(with Robert Wilson) VANCOUVER, B.C., Vladimir Apartments, West 15th Street, 1928 (dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)

HOOPER & WATKINS

(works in Victoria unless noted)

GOVERNMENT STREET, near Fort Street, commercial building for David Spencer, 1902 (C.R., xiii, 18 June 1902, 2, t.c.)
DOMINION HOTEL, Yates Street, additions, 1902 and 1907 (C.R., xiii, 17 Sept. 1902, 2; xviii, 10 July 1907, 6)
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Pandora Street at Blanshard Street, 1902-03 (C.R., xiii, 19 Nov. 1902, 2, t.c.; Victoria Daily Times, 4 July 1903, 1, descrip.; and 18 July 1903, 3, illus. & descrip.)
DUNEDIN STREET, a wood frame residence for an unnamed client, 1903 (Victoria Daily Times, 28 Feb. 1903, 8, t.c.)
SYLVESTER FEED CO., Yates Street near Douglas Street, a 2 storey commercial block "....opposite the Clarence Hotel", 1903 (Victoria Daily Times, 6 March 1903, 5, descrip., but lacking attribution; and 7 March 1903, 5, with correct attribution; and 14 March 1903, 5, descrip.; C.R., xiv, 18 March 1903, 3)
ROSTEIN BUILDING, Government Street at Courtney Street, 1903 (Victoria Daily Times, 7 May 1903, 8, t.c.; and 21 May 1903, 5; C.R., xiv, 20 May 1903, 2, t.c.)
ROGERS CHOCOLATE SHOP, Government Street near Broughton Street, for Charles W. Rogers, 1903; still standing 2022 (C.R., xiv, 30 Sept. 1903, 2, t.c.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 130-1, illus.; Parks Canada, Canada's Historic Places, Designation Statement dated 27 Nov. 1975)
FORT STREET, residence for E.G. Kilpatrick, 1903 ( Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 163-64, illus. & descript.)
BROWN & COOPER, Government Street near Broughton Street, retail store immediately south of Hinton Electrical Co., 1903-04; still standing 2017 (C.R., xiv, 4 Nov. 1903, 2)
HINTON ELECTRICAL CO., Government Street near Broughton Street, a two storey brick block immediately to the south of Rogers Chocolate Shop, 1904; still standing 2017 (Progress [Victoria], 23 April 1904, 3, descrip.)
CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY, Yates Street at Blanshard Street, designed 1903; built 1904-05 (Victoria Daily Times, 21 July 1903, 3, detailed architectural description; Colonist [Victoria], 11 April 1905, 1, illus. & descrip.; Const., iii, June 1910, 67-8, illus.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 80-1, illus.)
ROBERT STREET, residence for James Muirhead, 1903 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 171, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 1, 2013, 211-12, illlus. & descrip.)
FORT STREET, residence for Effie G. Kilpatrick, 1903 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2014, 122, illus. & descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Pither & Leiser Warehouse, Water Street, 1905-06 (C.R., xvi, 21 June 1905, 5; Vancouver Daily World, 4 Jan. 1906, 14, descrip.; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
HOME FOR THE AGED & INFIRM, Fort Street opposite Willows, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 14 June 1905, 5; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 4, 2009, 122, illus. & descrip.)
FORT STREET, residence for Samuel Willis, 1905; demol. 1968 ( Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 156, illus. & descript.)
CHUNGRANES LTD., Broughton Street near Government Street, retail store, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 30 Aug. 1905, 2)
ESQUIMALT ROAD, at Head Street, residence for William H. Pennock, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 20 Sept. 1905, 2)
CATHERINE STREET, near Raynor Avenue, major addition and alterations to residence for Henry Siebenbaum, 1905 (Victoria Daily Times, 31 July 1905, 7, t.c.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 1, 2013, 175-77, illus. & descrip.; inf. Donald Luxton, Vancouver)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Japanese Methodist Mission Church, Powell Street at Jackson Street, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 15 Nov. 1905, 4)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Oddfellows Hall, Pender Street West at Hamilton Street, 1905-06 (C.R., xvi, 29 Nov. 1905, 4, t.c.; Vancouver Daily World, 8 Feb. 1906, 6, descrip.; 2 April 1906, 8, descrip.)
WARNER BUILDING, Government Street, 1905 (Victoria City Archives, plumbing permit; inf. D. Luxton & V. Vidners)
PROMISE BLOCK, Government Street, for Oscar Promise, 1905 (Parks Canada, Canada's Historic Places, Designation Statement, 27 Nov. 1975; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 58, illus.)
HANNA'S FUNERAL PARLOR, Yates Street, 1905 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 58, illus.)
ON HING CO., Government Street, c. 1905 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 115, illus.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Chinese Mission, Beatty Street, for the Board of Missions of the Methodist Church of Canada, 1906 (Vancouver Daily World, 23 Feb. 1906, 9, t.c.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., commercial block for A.W. Vowell, Columbia Avenue at Hastings Street, 1906 (Vancouver Daily World, 22 May 1906, 17, t.c.; Pacific Builder & Engineering Record [Seattle], iv, 2 June 1906, 9)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, Ontario Street at West 10th Avenue, 1906-07 (Vancouver Daily World, 28 June 1906, 9, t.c.; 29 June 1907, 10, illus. & descrip.)
ROYAL JUBILEE HOSPITAL, Fort Street at Richmond Road, new Children's Ward, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 2 May 1906, 2, t.c.)
PITHER & LEISER WAREHOUSE, Wharf Street at Fort Street, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 24 Oct. 1906, 2, t.c.; Monograph, illus.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 59, illus.)
FORT STREET, residence for Dr. Joseph Gibbs, 1906 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 1, 2013, 75-6, illus. & descrip.)
CATHERINE STREET, near Raynor Avenue, residence for Capt. Thomas Brown, 1906-07 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 1, 2013, 180-81, illus. & descrip.)
CADBORO BAY ROAD, at School Street, residence for an unnamed client, 1906 (Pacific Building & Engineering Record [Seattle], iv, 14 April 1906, 11)
PEMBERTON ROAD, 'The Lodge' for Alfred Flumerfelt, 1906-07 ( Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 192-93, illus. & descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Robson Memorial Church, East 18th Avenue at Fleming Street, in the Epworth neighbourhood, 1907; burned December 1921, and later replaced with a new church in 1925 by Honeyman & Curtis (Vancouver Daily World, 30 April 1907, 4, descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., warehouse for J.F. Deeks, Hastings Street, 1907 (Vancouver Daily World, 30 Jan. 1907, 14, t.c.; Pacific Builder & Engineer [Seattle], v, 9 Feb. 1907, 9)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Winch Block, West Hastings Street at Howe Street, 1907-08 (C.R., xviii, 27 March 1907, 7, t.c.; Vancouver Daily World, 2 May 1908, Section Three, 37, illus. & descrip.; Const., iii, June 1910, 63-4, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at Vancover City Archives)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Gordon Drysdale Ltd. Store, Granville Street, 1907 (Monograph, illus.; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
VANCOUVER, B.C., British Columbia Permanent Loan & Savings Co., West Pender Street near Hamilton Street, 1907-08 (Vancouver Daily World, 22 Feb. 1908, 20, illus. & descrip.; Const., iii, June 1910, 65-6, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
VICTORIA PHOENIX BREWERY, Government Street, extensive additions, 1907 (Colonist [Victoria], 3 Jan. 1907, 6)
BISHOP'S PALACE, View Street, behind St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral, 1907 (Colonist [Victoria], 3 Jan. 1907, 6; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 222-3, illus.)
SYLVESTER FEED CO., grain elevator, perhaps in the harbour area, 1907 (C.R., xvii, 30 Jan. 1907, 4)
CATHERINE STREET, near Raynor Avenue, residence for Philip Nisbet, 1907 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 1, 2013, 177-78, illus. & descrip.)
BLANSHARD STREET, residence for Frederick Davey, 1907; demol. 1967 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 79, illus. & descrip.) KITIMAT, B.C., Methodist Mission House, 1907 (C.R., xviii, 13 March 1907, 2; dwgs. at BCPA, CM B1331)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., major addition to Queen's Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, 1907 (Pacific Builder & Engineer [Seattle], v, 30 March 1907, 9)
NELSON, B.C., Trinity Methodist Church, Silica Street at Stanley Street, 1907 (C.R., xviii, 31 July 1907, 4; Const., iii, June 1910, 72, illus.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., David Spencer Ltd. Department Store, Cordova Street West, 1907-08; addition 1911 by Thomas Hooper (Vancouver Daily World, 8 Feb. 1908, 20, descrip.; 2 May 1908, Section Three, 38, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xviii, 28 Aug. 1907, 6; xxv, 2 Aug. 1911, 66; Monograph, illus.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Central Methodist Church, Pender Street East, 1907 (dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
VANCOUVER, B.C., The Loo Building, for Song Mong Lim Co., Abbott Street at Hastings Street West, 1908 (C.R., xix, 8 Jan. 1908, 19; Vancouver Daily World, 25 July 1908, 23; Const., iii, June 1910, 66-7, illus. & descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., a large five storey apartment block for an unnamed owner, West Georgia Street at Gilford Street, 1908 (Vancouver Daily World, 8 Feb. 1908, 20, illus. & descrip.)
CHINESE GIRL'S MISSION HOME, possibly on Fisgard Street, 1908 (C.R., xix, 15 April 1908, 21, t.c.)
UNIVERSITY SCHOOL, Mount Tolmie Road, 1908 (C.R., xxii, 10 June 1908, 28, t.c.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 180, illus.; Donald Luxton & Jennifer Barr, Saanich Heritage Structures, 2008, 172-73, illus. & descrip.)
CHILLIWACK, B.C., Methodist Church, 1908 (Vancouver Daily World, 19 June 1908, 20, t.c.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Eastern Building, West Hastings Street, 1908 (H. Kalman, Exploring Vancouver, 1978, 41, illus.)
ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL, Humboldt Street, 1907-08 (Colonist [Victoria], 4 Oct. 1908, 16, illus. & descrip.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 4, 2009, 76-7, illus. & descrip.)
MABLE CARRIAGE WORKS, Johnson Street, 1908 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 62, illus.)
B. WILSON CO. LTD., Herald Street near Government Street, warehouse, 1908 (Const., ii, Nov. 1908, 63, t.c.)
GEORGE JAY PUBLIC SCHOOL, Chambers Street, 1908-09 (Const., ii, Dec. 1908, 67, t.c.; iii, June 1910, 69-70, illus. & descrip.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 1, 2013, 119-20, illus. & descrip.)
LEE CHEONG BLOCK, Johnson Street at Broad Street, 1909 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 63, illus.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Bower Block, Granville Street, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 26 May 1909, 22; Const., iii, June 1910, 68, illus.; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
LIM DAT BLOCK, Government Street, 1909-10 (C.R., xxiii, 5 May 1909, 23; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 116, illus.)
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C., a public school, 1910 (Nanaimo Free Press, 12 Aug. 1910, 2)

HOOPER & WILSON

VANCOUVER, B.C., Vladimir Apartments, West 15th Street at Birch Street, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 4 July 1928, 51; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)

COMPETITIONS

VICTORIA, B.C., North Ward School and South Ward School, 1893. The office of Thomas Hooper was one of 14 architects from the USA and Canada who prepared plans in this competition (Victoria Daily Times, 13 July 1893, 7, descrip. and list of competitors). He submitted two designs, No. 7 and No. 10. The juror, R. Mackay Fripp of Vancouver, stated that his submission No. 7 was "....a good elevation and perspective", but that "...classrooms are badly cut off from the stairs, which is very risky, and might have fatal results in case of fire". The first premium was jointly awarded to Soule & Day, along with W. Ridgway Wilson.
VICTORIA, B.C., "Cary Castle", the Official Residence of the Lieut. Governor of British Columbia, 1901. Hooper was one of nine architects from British Columbia who submitted a design, and his scheme, signed with the nom de plume "Spero" was awarded Fifth Prize of $50 (Province [Vancouver], 17 Jan. 1901, 1; Peter Cotton, Vice-Regal Mansions of British Columbia, 1981, 70-72). However, the drawings shown in this publication, and erroneously credited to Hooper are, in fact, by the Third Prize winner Cornelius J. Soule (inf. Donald Luxton, Vancouver). The winners were Byrens & Sait, but their proposal was never built, and the B.C. Government later gave the commission to F.M. Rattenbury and Samuel Maclure.
VICTORIA, B.C., Carnegie Library, Yates Street at Blanchard Street,1903. Hooper & Watkins were one of 6 architects who submitted a design, but all the entries were rejected by the Committee because they did not comply with the conditions (Victoria Daily Times, 13 June 1903, 1, and 16 June 1903, 3). The commission was later given to Hooper & Watkins in 1904.
VICTORIA, B.C., Exhibition Hall, for the Victoria Agricultural Association, 1908. Five architects submitted designs for the large public building, and Hooper & Watkins were awarded Second Prize of $100 for their design (Daily Colonist [Victoria], 27 March 1908, 2). The winner was David C. Frame.