Fox, Percy

FOX, Percy (1877-1939) was born in Bradford, Engl. on 4 January 1877 and articled with the local firm of W. & J.B. Bailey from 1893 to 1898, then worked as chief assistant in their office until 1900. He practised under his own name in Bradford from December 1900 to February 1911 when he emigrated to Canada and took a position of manager in the office of Thomas Hooper until December of that year. Fox opened his own office in Victoria, B.C. in January 1912, then formed a partnership with Ralph Berrill in 1913. When Berrill went overseas with Canadian Forces during WWI Fox continued to practise alone and was elected President of the Architectural Inst. of British Columbia in 1928-29. Much of his later career was devoted to projects connected with the gold mining boom on the west coast of Vancouver Island after 1930. Fox died in Victoria on 30 November 1939 (obit. & port. Victoria Daily Times, 30 Nov. 1939, 1; Daily Colonist [Victoria], 1 Dec. 1939, 2; D. Luxton, Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, 2003, 396, 499-500; illus.; inf. Architectural Inst. of British Columbia)

FOX & BERRILL

WINDSOR HOTEL, Government Street at Courtney Street, rebuilding of the hotel, 1913 (list of works in A.I.B.C. Application form for R. Berrill, 1920)
DOMINION HOTEL, Yates Street at Blanchard Street, major addition, 1913 (Daily Colonist [Victoria], 23 Feb. 1913, 3, descrip.; C.R., xxvii, 19 March 1913, 76, t.c.)
GEE TUCK TONG BENEVOLENT BUILDING, Fisgard Street near Government Street, 1913 (list of works in A.I.B.C. Application form for R. Berrill, 1920)
KIPLING STREET, residence for the Bungalow Construction Co., 1913 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 4, 2009, 80, illus.)
BEGBIE STREET, near Pandora Avenue, residence for Angus B. McNeill, 1913 (list of works in A.I.B.C. Application form for R. Berrill, 1920)
OAK BAY, residence for Dr. Herbert A. Brown, Newport Avenue at Island Road, 1913 (list of works in A.I.B.C. Application form for R. Berrill, 1920)

PERCY FOX

DAVID SPENCER DEPARTMENT STORE, Douglas Avenue at View Street, 1919; addition, 1922 (C.R., xxxiii, 13 Aug. 1919, 48; xxxvi, 8 March 1922, 51)
PLIMLEY'S USED AUTOMOBILES SHOWROOM, Yates Street, 1927 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 3, 2007, 38, illus.)
WINDERMERE HOTEL, Courtney Street near Douglas Street, conversion of the former Alexandra Club to a hotel, 1928 (Canadian Hotel Review, vi, July 1928, 55)
BRITISH COLUMBIA WORSTED MILLS LTD., Montreal Street near Dallas Road, large factory, 1928 (Nanaimo Free Press, 22 March 1928, 1)
OAK BAY, Harrogate Apartments, Beach Drive, 1929-30 (S. Stark, Oak Bay's Heritage Buildings, 1986, 50, illus.)
BROAD STREET, at Broughton Street, extensive remodelling of commercial block for Branson, Brown & Co., 1929 (C.R., xliii, 17 April 1929, 69, t.c.)
BESSBOROUGH APARTMENTS, McClure Street, 1930 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 4, 2009, 94, illus. & descrip.)
OAK BAY, The Beach Hotel, Beach Drive near Margate Avenue, 1930-31 (Canadian Hotel Review, viii, Nov. 1930, 31)
DUNCAN, B.C., Christian Science Church, Kings Road at Ingram Street, 1931 (Nanaimo Free Press, 4 March 1931, 4)
SAANICH, B.C., cottages at Cordova Bay for Clarence Johns, 1931 (M. Segger & D. Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture, 1996, 263-64, illus.)
NANAIMO, B.C., major addition to the David Spencer Department Store, on The Crescent, at Cavan Street, 1937 (Nanaimo Free Press, 20 April 1937, 1, descrip.)