Barott, Ernest Isbell

BAROTT, Ernest Isbell (1884-1966)
(biography in preparation)

An extensive collection of architectural drawings prepared by Barott, Blackader & Webster, and by the successor firms of Barott & Blackader and Barott Marshall Montgomery & Merrett are now held at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.

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(works in Montreal unless noted)

(with McKim, Mead & White) ROYAL TRUST CO., St. James Street, 1911 (Const., viii, July 1915, 317-19, illus. & descrip.; Montreal, Les Hotels Les Immeubles de Bureaux, 1983, 121-24, illus.)
(with W.S. Painter) CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY STATION, Windsor Street at St. Antoine Street, major extension, 1912-13 (Architectural Review [London], xxxvi, Aug. 1914, 31, illus. & descrip.; Const., viii, Sept. 1915, 368-78, illus.)
BANK OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA, St. James Street, 1912-13 (C.R., xxvi, 25 Sept. 1912, 41-2, illus. & descrip.; xxviii, 8 April 1914, 434, illus. & descrip; Const., viii, Sept. 1915, 379-88, illus. & descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Credit Foncier Building, Hastings Street at Hornby Street, 1913 (Province [Vancouver], 12 July 1913, 26, illus. & descrip.; Vancouver Daily World, 24 Jan. 1914, 5, descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Canadian Pacific Railway Station, Cordova Street at Granville Street, 1912-14 (Canadian Railway & Marine World, xv, July 1912, 343, descrip.; xvii, June 1914, 252-3, illus. & descrip.; Const., vi, May 1913, 188, illus. & descrip.; xi, May 1918, 145-8, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xxvii, 22 Jan. 1913, 58, illus. & descrip.; xxix, 17 March 1915, 295-7, illus. & descrip.)
OUTREMONT, residence for Edward Ouellette, Ainslie Avenue, 1913 (Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 554-5, illus.)
EDMONTON, ALTA., The C.P.R. Hotel, Jasper Avenue at 109 Street, to be built in the future, 1913 (Winnipeg Tribune, 21 March 1913, 4)
BANK OF MONTREAL, St. Lawrence Boulevard at Mount Royal Avenue, 1913 (C.R., xxvii, 18 June 1913, 69)
SAINT JOHN, N.B., Bank of British North America, Market Square at Dock Street, 1914 (Saint John Globe, 2 June 1914, 8, descrip.)
ST. ANDREWS, N.B., Algonquin Hotel, Prince of Wales Street at Acadia Road, 1915 (C.R., xxviii, 4 Nov. 1914, 1346-7, illus. & descrip.; Const., xi, Oct. 1918, 317-20, illus & descrip.; J. Leroux & T. Holownia, St. Andrews Architecture 1604-1966, 2010, Item 108, illus.)
QUEBEC CITY, QUE., Chateau Frontenac Hotel, new Cafe on the Dufferin Terrace, 1914 (C.R., xxviii, 15 July 1914, 915, illus. & descrip.)
GAULT BROTHERS CO., Craig Street West, factory, 1914 (C.R., xxviii, 1 April 1914, 80, t.c.)
(with Albert E. Westover) ST. DENIS THEATRE, St. Denis Street at Ste. Catherine Street East, 1914-15 (C.R., xxviii, 21 Oct. 1914, 1293, illus. & descrip.; Const., ix, July 1916, 215-22, illus. & descrip.; D. Lanken, Montreal Movie Palaces, 1994, 68-70, illus.)
MAITLAND, ONT., additions and alterations to summer residence for J.A. Mackay, on the waterfront, Lot 28, Concession 1, Augusta Township, off Prescott Road, east of Maitland, 1915-16 (C.R., xxix, 29 Dec. 1915, 41, t.c.; inf. Scott Edwards)

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Commercial & Industrial Works

IROQUOIS FALLS, ONT., hotel, school, skating rinks and other works for the Abitibi Power & Paper Co., 1917-18 (dwgs. at CCA, Barott Coll.)
CANADA CEMENT BUILDING, Cathcart Street facing Phillips Square, 1921-22 (C.R., xxxv, 22 June 1921, 614-15, illus. & descrip.; Const., xiv, Sept. 1921, 280-1, illus. & descrip.; xv, Sept. 1922, 268-78, illus. & descrip.; Architectural Forum [New York], xxxviii, Jan. 1923, 17-18, plates 11-14, illus.)
HENRY MORGAN DEPARTMENT STORE, Ste. Catherine Street West at Phillips Square, major addition on Union Street, 1922-23; interior alterations, 1927 (Const., xvi, Nov. 1923, 406-08, illus. & descrip.; xx, Sept. 1927, 304-06, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xxxvii, 26 Dec. 1923, 1243-4, illus. & descrip.)
LAKE LOUISE, ALTA., Chateau Lake Louise, reconstruction of the hotel for the Canadian Pacific Railway, 1924-25 (Lethbridge Herald, 21 Feb. 1925, 15, illus. & descrip.; Railway Age [New York], lxxviii, 27 June 1925, 1651-52, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xlix, 25 Aug. 1925, 243-4, illus. & descrip.; Journal of the Engineering Inst. of Canada, viii, Sept. 1925, 377-8, illus. & descrip.; Const., xix, April 1926, 120-7, illus. & descrip.)
WINNIPEG, MAN., Hudson's Bay Co. Department Store, Portage Avenue at Memorial Boulevard, 1925-26 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 10 Sept. 1925, 1; C.R., xli, 16 March 1927, 258-62, illus. & descrip.; Const., xx, July 1927, 208-12, 221, 228, illus. & descrip.)
ELMWOOD TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, Monkland Avenue at Hampton Avenue, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 3 Oct. 1928, 63; Montreal, Les Hotels Les Immeubles de Bureaux, 1983, 228-9, illus.)
BANK OF MONTREAL, Sherbrooke Street West at Cote des Neiges Road, 1928 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xi, April 1934, 63, illus.; Montreal, Les Banques, 1980, 36-7, illus.)
BELL TELEPHONE OF CANADA HEAD OFFICE BUILDING, Beaver Hall Hill at Lagauchetiere Street, 1928-29 (C.R., xlii, 25 April 1928, 427; illus. & descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, v, June 1928, 211-12, illus. & descrip.; vi, Oct. 1929, 353-72, illus. & descrip.; Financial Post [Toronto], 19 Sept. 1929, 17-21, illus. & extensive descrip.; Const., xxii, Nov. 1929, 337-46, 348, 350-6, illus. & descrip.)
ALDRED BUILDING, Place d'Armes, 1929-30 (Gazette [Montreal], 25 July 1929, 4, descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, vi, Nov. 1929, 393, illus.; viii, Aug. 1931, 294-307, illus. & descrip.; Const., xxiv, May 1931, 146-52, 157-62, illus.; C.R., xliii, 23 Oct. 1929, 1257-9, illus. & descrip.; xlv, 1 July 1931, 781-6, illus. & descrip.; Tim Morawetz, Art Deco Architecture Across Canada, 2017, 12-13, illus. & descrip.; dwg. at National Gallery, Royal Canadian Academy Coll., Diploma Work; inf. Scott Edwards)
SPROULE BUILDING, Ste. Catherine Street West near Stanley Street, store and office building, 1929 (C.R., xliii, 5 June 1929, 60)
BLEURY AUTO GARAGE, Bleury Street near Dorchester Street West, a five storey parking garage for 500 cars, 1929 (Gazette [Montreal], 4 Sept. 1929, 6, descrip.; inf. Scott Edwards)
POINTE CLAIRE, QUE., Beaconsfield Golf Club House, 1930 (C.R., xliv, 19 Feb. 1930, 59, t.c.)
OTTAWA, ONT., Bank of Montreal, Wellington Street at O'Connor Street, 1929-31; restored, with new additions, 2012-15 (R.A.I.C. Journal, vi, Nov. 1929, 386-88, illus. & descrip.; ix, Sept. 1932, 200-07, illus. & descrip.; Oct. 1932, 226-9, illus.; xiv, Sept. 1937, 180, illus.; Ottawa Journal, 18 Nov. 1929, 2, descrip.; 30 March 1932, 13, descrip.; and 9 April 1932, 13, descrip.; Financial Post [Toronto], 7 May 1932, 11, illus. & descrip.; Const., xxv, July 1932, 149-54, illus. & descrip.; H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 757-8, illus. & descrip.; Canadian Architect [Toronto], lxi, January 2016, 12-19, illus. & descrip.; Tim Morawetz, Art Deco Architecture Across Canada, 2017, 20, illus. & descrip.)
BELL TELEPHONE TOLL BUILDING, Belmont Street near Union Avenue, 1930 (C.R., xliv, 15 Jan. 1930, 53)
MEAGHER BROTHERS & CO. LTD. DISTILLERY, Britannia Street, near the Victoria Bridge, addition of an Excise & Bonded warehouse for the distillery, 1933 (Gazette [Montreal], 27 Dec. 1932, 4, descrip.; C.R., xlvi, 28 Dec. 1932, 110, t.c.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xiv, Aug. 1937, 157, illus.; inf. Scott Edwards)
MOLSON'S BREWERY, Notre Dame Street East near Plessis Street, Reception Room, 1933 (R.A.I.C. Journal, x, Dec. 1933, 200, 205)

Residential Works

TROIS RIVIERES, QUE., thirty units of row housing for the Tidewater Realty Co., on the Houliston Park property, 1918-19 (C.R., xxxii, 18 Sept. 1918, 763, illus. & descrip.)
SIMPSON STREET, for T. Esmond Peck, 1919-20 (dwgs. at CCA, Barott Coll.)
ONTARIO AVENUE, for D. Lorne McGibbon, 1920 (dwgs. at CCA, Barott Coll.)
SUMMERHILL TERRACE, residences for Henry Morgan, R.C. Steven, C.A. Hodgson, Charles T. Hare and for E.I. Barott, Architect, 1923 (Const., xix, Nov. 1926, 350-58, illus. & descrip.; Architectural Forum [New York], xliv, Feb. 1926, plates 29-32, illus.; C.H.G., v, Sept. 1928, 32-3, illus.)
TRAFALGAR AVENUE, residence for H. Beverley Robinson, 1923; demol. (Montreal b.p. 5268, 29 Nov. 1922)
CHELSEA PLACE, row of seventeen houses, 1923-24 (Architectural Forum [New York], xliv, Feb. 1926, plates 29-32, illus.; Const., xix, Nov. 1926, 350-8, illus. & descrip.)
COMTE STREET, for J.K. Douglas, 1923-24 (dwgs. at CCA, Barott Coll.)
WESTMOUNT, for Mrs. P.A. Thomson, The Boulevard, 1925 (dwgs. at CCA, Barott Coll.)
PINE AVENUE WEST, for Thomas S. Gillespie, 1926 (R.A.I.C. Journal, v, May 1928, 177, illus.; Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 278-9, illus.)
NASSAU, BRITISH WEST INDIES, for Sir Frederick Williams-Taylor, Hogg Island, 1927-28 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xii, Jan .1935, 15, illus.)
REDPATH CRESCENT, for William C. Cottingham, 1929 (Montreal, Les Residences, 1987, 156, illus.)
REDPATH STREET, for William Yuile, addition of third floor and alterations, 1929 (F. Remillard & B. Merrett, Mansions of the Golden Square Mile Montreal 1850-1930, 1987, 222-3, illus.)
PINE AVENUE, for Russell Cowans, 1930; demol. (dwgs. at CCA, Barott Coll.)
ST. HENRI DE MASCOUCHE, QUE., for Mrs. Arthur B. Colville, c. 1930 (R.A.I.C. Journal, viii, Dec. 1931, 406, illus.; ix, April 1932, 97, 103, illus.; June 1932, 141-2, illus.; C.H.G., ix, Nov. 1932, 16-19, illus.)
DAULAC ROAD, for F. Ronald Graham, 1933 (C.R., xlvii, 7 June 1933, 36)

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HILL PARK ROAD, six houses for the Hill Park Development Co., 1935 (C.R., xlix, 24 April 1935, 33; R.A.I.C. Journal, xii, June 1935, 102, illus.)
ARVIDA, QUE., Ecole Ste. Therese, 1936 (C.R., Vol. 50, 26 Aug. 1936, 32)
HILL PARK CIRCLE, residence for C.G. Greenshields, 1936 (C.H.G., xv, March 1938, 16-17, illus.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xv, Sept. 1938, 198-9, illus.; Tim Morawetz, Art Deco Architecture Across Canada, 2017, 159, illus. & descrip.)
OTTAWA, ONT., Bell Telephone Exchange & Offices, Albert Street at O'Connor Street, 1936-37 (Financial Post [Toronto], 25 Jan. 1936, 8, descrip.; Daily Commercial News [Toronto], 15 April 1936, 1, illus. & descrip.; C.R., Vol. 50, 22 April 1936, 35, t.c.; Ottawa Journal, 30 Oct. 1935, 1 & 16, descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xv, May 1938, 114-15, illus.)
LENNOXVILLE, QUE., Prepartory School for Bishop's College School, 1937 (C.R., Vol. 50, 3 Feb. 1937, 25)
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT CO., Vallee Street near Benoit Street, 1937 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xiv, Dec. 1937, 253, illus.)
KINGSTON ROAD, residence for Blair Gordon, 1937-38 (dwgs. at CCA, Barott Coll.)
MOUNT ROYAL, H. Simon & Sons Ltd., Rockland Road at Beaumont Avenue, cigar production factory, 1938-39 (Gazette [Montreal], 19 Nov. 1938, 4, illus.; C.R., lii, 18 Jan. 1939, 36; inf. Scott Edwards)
STANSTEAD, QUE., Stanstead Wesleyan College, a new Main Building to replace the block burned in May 1938, with Girl's Residence and extension to Pierce Hall, 1938-39 (Gazette [Montreal], 31 Aug. 1938, 13, descrip.; C.R., lii, 20 Sept. 1939, 115; inf. Scott Edwards)
SHAWINIGAN FALLS, QUE., Bell Telephone Building, Fifth Avenue at Cedar Avenue, 1940 (C.R., liv, 1 Jan. 1941, 23, descrip.; dwgs. at CCA, Barott Coll.)
DOMINION STORES LTD., office and warehouse, Bedford Road at Cote des Neiges Road, 1941 (C.R., liv, 9 July 1941, 34; R.A.I.C. Journal, Jan. 1943, 11, illus.)

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CANADA CEMENT HOUSING PROJECT, Beaconsfield Avenue, 1946 (dwgs. at CCA, Barott Coll.)
VILLE LASALLE, Foxboro Co. Ltd., factory, Dollard Avenue, 1946 (C.R., lix, Sept. 1946, 144; R.A.I.C. Journal, xxvi, Sept. 1949, 287, illus.)
ROCK ISLAND, QUE., Spencer Supports Ltd., major addition to factory, 1946-47 (C.R., lix, Nov. 1946, 104)
MOUNT ROYAL, P.H. Hopkins & Co., Decarie Boulevard, manufacturing plant, 1947 (C.R., lx, Aug. 1947, 263; R.A.I.C. Journal, xxvi, Sept. 1949, 287, illus.)
BELL TELEPHONE TOLL BUILDING, Belmont Street, extension, 1947 (C.R., lx, June 1947, 108; R.A.I.C. Journal, xxvii, April 1950, 63, illus. in advert.)
CORNWALL, ONT., major addition to factory for Howard Smith Paper Co., 1947 (Financial Post [Toronto], 27 Sept. 1947, 13)
BEAUHARNOIS, QUE., major addition to factory for Howard Smith Paper Co., 1947 (Financial Post [Toronto], 27 Sept. 1947, 13)
VILLE LASALLE, Ross Engineering of Canada Ltd., St. Patrick Street, offices and plant, 1948 (C.R., lxi, Aug. 1948, 237)
ARVIDA, QUE., Aluminum Company of Canada, research laboratory and pilot plant, 1949-50 (C.R., lxii, May 1949, 170)
CLINTON, ONT., Public School for Central Mortgage & Housing Corp., 1950 (C.R., lxiii, Feb. 1950, 123)
TRENTON, ONT., Public School for Central Mortgage & Housing Corp., 1950 (C.R., lxiii, Feb. 1950, 127)
POINTE CLAIRE, QUE., school for the Protestant School Board, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, April 1950, 127)
BARRIEFIELD, ONT., Public School for Central Mortgage & Housing Corp., 1950 (C.R., xlxiii, Oct. 1950, 153)

COMPETITIONS

MONTREAL, QUE., Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul, Sherbrooke Street West at Redpath Street, 1929. The office of Barott & Blackader was one of twelve Montreal architectural firms invited to submit an entry (R.A.I.C. Journal, vi, Dec. 1929, 442-3, illus.; inf. Scott Edwards). Their proposal was set aside in favour of the modern Gothic design by Harold L. Fetherstonhaugh, who was declared the winner.
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., The Canadian Pavilion, World's Fair, 1939. Barott was one of several prominent Canadian architects who submitted a design for this pavilion. He was awarded the Second Prize of $300. for his effort (Ottawa Journal, 30 March 1938, 2; R.A.I.C. Journal, xv, April 1938, 78-80, illus.). The winner was W.F. Williams from British Columbia.