Keith, John Charles Malcolm

KEITH, John Charles Malcolm (1858-1940)
(biography in preparation)

VICTORIA

ST MARK'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Boleskin Road, major addition of a new chancel, begun by Evers & Keith, completed by J.C.M. Keith, 1893 (Victoria Daily Times, 21 June 1893, 5, descrip.)
VICTORIA ELECTRIC RAILWAY & LIGHTING CO., power station, Store Street, 1894-95 (Victoria Daily Times, 31 Aug. 1894, 1, t.c.; Colonist [Victoria], 1 Jan. 1895, Supplement, 1)
CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL, Burdett Avenue, addition to rectory, 1897 (C.R., viii, 27 May 1897, 2)
FOUL BAY ROAD, residence for Mr. Jones, 1899 (Victoria Globe, 1 May 1899, 5)
R.P. RITHET & CO., in the Outer Harbour, a large 2 storey fish canning plant, 1901 (Victoria Daily Times, 9 April 1901, 4, descrip.)
ROYAL ARCADE, running from Government Street to Broad Street, a glazed arcade 240 ft. .long, with retail shops, "....for an English syndicate", 1903 (Victoria Daily Times, 8 July 1903, 3, illus. & detailed descrip.; C.R., xiv, 22 July 1903, 3, descrip.)
WASHINGTON AVENUE, at Gorge Road, residence for Alfred Wood, 1905 (C.R., xv, 25 Jan. 1905, 2)
ST. CHARLES STREET, residence for Joseph E. Wilson, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 30 Aug. 1905, 5; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 241, illus. & descrip.)
JESSIE STREET [now Raynor Avenue], residence for George T. Mitchell, 1906 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 1, 2013, 207-08, illus. & descrip.)
NURSE'S HOME, Vancouver Street at Johnson Street, 1908; addition, 1917 (C.R., xxii, 3 June 1908, 27, t.c.; xxxi, 21 March 1917, 271)
ROYAL JUBILEE HOSPITAL, Richmond Avenue at Fort Street, addition of the Pemberton Memorial Chapel, 1908-09 (Const., ii, Dec. 1908, 64; Colonist [Victoria], 30 Dec. 1909, 7, illus. & descrip.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 180-81, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 4, 2009, 210, illus. & descrip.)
MOSS STREET SCHOOL, Moss Street at Fairfield Road, 1909; demol. 1996 (C.R., xxiii, 21 April 1909, 19; D. Franklin, Early School Architecture in British Columbia, 1980, 88, 100, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 4, 2009, 108, illus. & descrip.)
PRINCESS AVENUE, residence for Thomas Elkington, 1909 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 123-24, illus. & descrip.)
BATTERY STREET, residence for Ralph Switzer, 1910 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House - Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods - Vol. 2, James Bay, 2018, 58-9, illus.. & descrip.)
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Blanshard Street at Queen's Avenue, 1910-11 (C.R., xxiv, 28 Sept. 1910, 25; Colonist [Victoria], 20 June 1911, 8, descrip.)
OAK BAY, residence for Max Enke, Island Road, 1912; demol. 1992 (S. Stark, Oak Bay's Heritage Buildings, 1986, 62-3, illus.)
OAK BAY, residence for Mrs. Louise M.B. Dodds, Monterey Avenue, 1912 (S. Stark, Oak Bay's Heritage Buildings, 1986, 103, illus.)
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Quadra Street at Balmoral Road, Sunday School 1912; church 1914-15 (Colonist [Victoria], 2 May 1915, 17, illus. & descrip.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 234-5, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 127-28, illus. & descrip.)
ROCKLAND AVENUE, residence for Dr. Arthur Bechtel, 1912 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 204-05, illus. & descrip.)
SEAMAN'S INSTITUTE, Superior Street at St. Lawrence Street, 1912 (Colonist [Victoria], 28 Sept. 1912, 19, descrip.; 29 Sept. 1912, 22, illus.)
ALBION STOVE WORKS, Government Street, 1913 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2021, 47, illus. & descrip.)
JAIL & POLICE STATION, Fisguard Street near Government Street, 1914 (C.R., xxviii, 26 Aug. 1914, 63, t.c.; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 119, illus.)
SOUTH WARD PUBLIC SCHOOL, Douglas Street at Superior Street, 1914 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 192-5, illus.)
MARGARET JENKINS PUBLIC SCHOOL, Chandler Avenue near Foul Bay Road, 1914 (D. Franklin, Early School Architecture in British Columbia, 1980, 88, 101, illus.)
SIR JAMES DOUGLAS SCHOOL, Victoria Drive at Newport Avenue, major addition, 1919 (British Columbia Record [Vancouver], 3 Nov. 1919, 2) OAK BAY, residence for William E. McCarter, Cadboro Bay Road near Cardigan Street, 1921 (Victoria Daily Times, 25 June 1921, 1)
ESQUIMALT, residence for John Dean, Head Street at Wollaston Street, 1922 (Victoria Daily Times, 22 April 1922, 1)
TZOUHALEM, B.C. (near Duncan, B.C,), residence for Col. Gore Langton, 1922 (Victoria Daily Times, 22 April 1922, 1)
ANGLICAN SYNOD HALL, Vancouver Street at Rockland Avenue, 1923 (Victoria Daily Times, 24 Feb. 1923, 14, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xxxvii, 10 Oct. 1923, 52; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 4, 2009, 145, illus. & descrip.)
CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL, Quadra Street at Rockland Avenue, won in a competition adjudicated by Sir Reginald Blomfield of London, 1926-29 (Victoria Daily Times, 29 Jan. 1927, 1; and 2 Jan. 1928, 15, detailed descrip.; C.R., xli, 2 March 1927, 53, t.c.; The Province [Vancouver], 3 Jan. 1928, 13, detailed architectural descrip., and 12 Feb. 1928, 22, descrip.; Colonist [Victoria], 29 Sept. 1929, 1 and 16-17, illus. & descrip.; Gazette [Montreal], 12 Sept. 1929, 16, descrip.; and 25 Oct. 1929, 3, descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, v, Oct. 1928, 376-8, illus. & descrip.; and vi, Nov. 1929, 408; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Victoria, 1979, 216-19, illus.; Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 4, 2009, 143-44, illus. & descrip.; inf. Scott Edwards). The initial designs and drawings by Keith for the Cathedral generated much favourable praise and commentary from leading architects in England, including Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960), William R. Lethaby (1857-1931), Sir John N. Comper (1864-1960), Sir Charles A. Nicholson (1867-1949), Sir Walter J. Tapper (1861-1935), and from Bertram Goodhue (1869-1924) in New York City. All of their comments were published in the Victoria Daily Times, 17 March 1923, 14.

ELSEWHERE

MAYNE ISLAND, B.C., St. Mary's Anglican Church, 1898 (Canadian Churchman [Toronto], 19 May 1898, 316) VERNON, B.C., a new stone baptismal Font inside the nave of St. Michael's Anglican Church, 1898 (Vernon News, 24 Nov. 1898, 1)
(with Wilson & Wetenhall) CALGARY, ALTA., Anglican Cathedral, 7th Avenue S.E., 1904-05 (Daily Herald [Calgary], 24 March 1904, 4, descrip.; Canadian Churchman [Toronto], 21 April 1904, 252, descrip.; Daily Herald [Calgary], 31 July 1905, 1 & 4, illus. & descrip.)
GOLDSTREAM, B.C., residence for James Phair, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 12 July 1905, 4, t.c.)
DUNCAN, B.C., St. John's Anglican Church, 1905 (Canadian Churchman [Toronto], 8 Feb. 1906, 99)
COWICHAN, B.C., St. Andrew's Church, 1906 (Canadian Churchman [Toronto], 8 March 1906, 167)
VERNON, B.C., All Saints Anglican Church, Mara Avenue, 1907; burned 1931; rebuilt 1932 to a new design by J.C.M. Keith (Vernon News, 6 June 1907, 1, descrip.; and 10 Nov. 1932, 10, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xlvi, 6 Jan. 1932, 44; Diamond Jubilee of All Saints Parish 1893-1953, 22, 24, illus.)
VERMILION, B.C., St. Saviour's Anglican Church, 1907 (History of St. Savior's Parish, Vermilion 1907-1962, 12, 14, illus.)
COQUITLAM, B.C., Hospital for the Insane, 1908 (Const., ii, Nov. 1908, 36; B.C., Sessional Papers, 1910, Public Accounts, 102)
SIDNEY, B.C., St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Third Street, 1910 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 247, illus.)
SAANICH, B.C., Municipal Hall, West Saanich Road near Royal Oak Drive, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 22 March 1911, 54; M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 257-8, illus.; Donald Luxton & Jennifer Barr, Saanich Heritage Structures, 2008, 121, illus. & descrip.)
SAANICH, B.C., a large residence for Commander Noble "....on the Sayward Estate", 1922 (Victoria Daily Times, 22 July 1922, 4)
CENTRAL SAANICH, B.C., 'Dunmora', a mansion for G.H. May, McPhail Road at Dunmora Court, and costing $40,000, 1922; still standing in 2022 (Victoria Daily Times, 22 July 1922, 4; Donald Luxton, Building The West, 2003, 508, list of works by J.C.M. Keith)
SAANICH, B.C., St. Martin's Anglican Church, Obed Avenue, 1926 (Donald Luxton & Jennifer Barr, Saanich Heritage Structures, 2008, 198, illus. & descrip.)
NANAIMO, B.C., St. Paul's Anglican Church, Chapel Street near Church Street, 1931-32; Sunday School Building for the church, 1934-35 (Nanaimo Free Press, 29 Oct. 1930, 1, descrip.; 25 Jan. 1932, 1, descrip.; 26 Oct. 1934, 1, descrip.; A. Hendy, St. Paul's Church Nanaimo 1859-1952, 30, illus.; dwgs. at Anglican Synod Archives, Victoria)