McAlpine, Charles Curtis

McALPINE, Charles Curtis (1864-1929) was born at George Bay, Nova Scotia and moved to the United States where he studied architecture. In 1898 he formed a partnership in Boston with George D. Reid. They were active for nearly a decade before McAlpine moved back to Canada and persuaded his Boston partner to join him in opening an office in Moose Jaw, Sask. in 1911 (see list of works under Reid & McAlpine). The following year they won the competition for the Moose Jaw Public Library (1912) and continued to work in town until 1915 when Reid returned to Boston. In 1917 McAlpine became staff architect for the Moose Jaw branch of the Security Lumber Co. He suffered a stroke about 1927 and died in Moose Jaw in January 1929 (Moose Jaw Times & Morning Herald, 29 Jan. 1929, 7; inf. Gordon Fulton, Ottawa)

HIGH STREET EAST, picture theatre for D. Howden, 1915-16 (Moose Jaw b.p., 2 Dec. 1915)
BOARD OF TRADE BLOCK, Manitoba Street East at Main Street North, alterations, 1917 (Moose Jaw b.p. 30 Jan. 1917)
MOOSE JAW STEAM LAUNDRY, Ominica Street West, addition, 1920 (Moose Jaw b.p. 30 June 1920)