Mallory, John Wesley

MALLORY, John Wesley (1858-1904), son of William H. Mallory Sr., was born in the United States on 1 June 1858 and was brought to Canada by his parents in 1873. He trained under his father and worked with him in Chatham, Ont. as a member of the firm of W.H. Mallory & Son in 1878-80. He moved to Toronto in 1882 and for a brief period was a partner with Silas James in the firm of James, Mallory & Mallory. After the death of his father in May 1886 he formed a new office with his brother Frank S. Mallory and continued to work in Toronto until 1896. In 1898 he moved to Vancouver and opened an office there (C.A.B., xi, June 1898, 110). No references to his work have been found after 1901. Mallory died at New Westminster, B.C. on 6 July 1904 (obituary Province [Vancouver], 6 July 1904, 12; D. Luxton, Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, 2003, 476, 511).


(works in Toronto)

FIRST AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH, First Avenue at Boulton Avenue, 1887-88 (Globe [Toronto], 10 June 1887, 3, t.c.; Toronto World, 15 Oct. 1888, 4, descrip.)
BROADVIEW AVENUE, at Langley Avenue, residence for Ernest A. McDonald, 1889 (Architectural Era [Syracuse], iii, May 1889, 115)
RIVERDALE AVENUE, residence for Noel G.L. Marshall, 1889 (G.M. Adam, Toronto Old & New, 1891, 148, 151, illus.)
TREMONT HOTEL, Yonge Street near Richmond Street East, 1890; rebuilt 1895, with mansard roof; demol. (C.R., i, 20 Sept. 1890, 1, t.c.; vi, 7 March 1895, 3)


BLEEKER STREET, north of Wellesely Street East, two pairs of houses for D. Rands, 1892; demol. c. 1965 (Toronto b.p. 871, 9 June 1892)
THOMAS MANUFACTURING CO., Yonge Street near Queen Street, rebuilding with new facade, 1895 (Toronto b.p. 1870, 16 April 1895)
VANCOUVER, B.C., extensive alterations and remodelling of the Masonic Block, Cordova Street at Cambie Street, 1898 (Province [Vancouver], 6 Aug. 1898, 2, descrip.; 11 Aug. 1898, 3, descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., residence for H.W. Kent, Burrard Street at Georgia Street, 1898 (Province [Vancouver], 11 Aug. 1898, 3)
VANCOUVER, B.C., residence for Peter Larsen, Alexander Street near Jackson Avenue, 1898 (Province [Vancouver], 11 Aug. 1898, 3)
BURNABY, B.C., Central Park Presbyterian Church, Kingsway near Boundary Road, 1899; demol. (Province [Vancouver], 10 June 1899, 1, t.c.; inf. Jim Wolf, Burnaby)
VANCOUVER, B.C., a large 3 storey residence, with small cottage adjacent, for William Ralph, East Hastings Street, 1899 (Province [Vancouver], 31 Aug. 1899, 1, t.c.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., horse livery and sale stables, Pender Street, possibly the Palace Livery Stables, Pender Street at Burrard Street, 1899 (Province [Vancouver], 21 Aug. 1899, 4, descrip.; Vancouver Daily World, 30 Sept. 1899, 3)
VANCOUVER, B.C., major 3 storey addition and alterations to the Delmonico Hotel, Pender Street at Seymour Street, "...with new frontage on Seymour Street", 1900 (Province [Vancouver], 14 March 1900, 5, descrip.; C.R., xi, 21 March 1900, 2)
VANCOUVER, B.C., four houses on Bute Street for an unnamed client, 1900 (C.R., xi, 25 April 1900, 3, t.c.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Bodega Hotel, for John B. Lovell, 'on the site of the old Bodega Hotel', Carrall Street, 1900 (C.R., xi, 2 May 1900, 3)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Vancouver Jockey Club, new stables and other buildings, and improvements to the grounds, 1901 (Province [Vancouver], 26 Feb. 1901, 3, descrip.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., factory for an unnamed client, Hastings Street West 'adjacent to the Brackman & Ker Milling Co. Warehouse', 1901 (C.R., xii, 13 March 1901, 3)


VANCOUVER, B.C., the East End School, and the West End School, 1900. He is almost certainly the same "A. Mallory, Architect" [sic] who was one of ten local architects who submitted designs for two new schools in Vancouver (Province [Vancouver], 21 July 1900, 6). His plans were set aside in favour of winning schemes by E.A. Whitehead and by Parr & Fee.