Cleveland, Charles Barry

CLEVELAND, Charles Barry (1880-1934) was born in Melbourne, Australia on 7 December 1880 and claimed to be a descendent of Sir Charles Barry, the eminent London architect. He was brought to England at an early age and artricled with W.D. Fawcett in Cambridge (in 1899-1902). He then went to London and worked by L.A. Hayes (in 1902-03), for Leonard Stokes (in 1903-04) and for W.D. Caroe, the prominent ecclesiastical designer. In 1908 Cleveland became a partner in the new firm of Cleveland & Hick, and worked from offices on John Street, Adelphi, London. In 1912 he came to Canada and immediately joined Darling & Pearson, the largest and busiest architectural office in Toronto. He superintended many of their mportant works in eastern Canada including the Sun Life Building in Montreal, the Toronto Art Gallery, and Trinity College campus at the University of Toronto, for which he was lauded for his ethical and professional standards and his '..meticulous genius for minute detail'. After the death of Darling in 1923 Cleveland was made a full partner in the newly renamed firm of Darling, Pearson & Cleveland in 1931, and remained with that office until 1934. He took a particular interest in hospital planning, and helped plan the Private Patients Pavilion at the Toronto General Hospital. He was highly regarded by John A. Pearson, who paid tribute to him in 1934 by noting that 'in nearly twenty-two years of our association together, not once did we have a difference of opinion'. Cleveland was elected Fellow of the R.I.B.A. in 1926 and Fellow of the R.A.I.C. in 1927. At the time of his death he was President of the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto. Cleveland died while attending a sporting event at Bon Echo, Ont. on 18 August 1934 (obit. Globe [Toronto], 20 August 1934, 4; Toronto Star, 20 Aug. 1934, 3; biog. & port. Const., xxii, July/August 1934, 99; R.A.I.C. Journal, xi, Sept. 1934, 138-9; R.I.B.A. Journal [London], xlii, 22 Dec. 1934, 279; inf. Ontario Assoc. of Architects; R.I.B.A., Directory of British Architects 1834-1914, 2001, i, 393)

BRANTFORD, ONT., Grace Anglican Church, Albion Street at West Street, addition of the Leonard Memorial Tower, the north Entrance Porch, and additions to the East Chapel, 1913-16; parish hall and rectory, 1916-17 (C.R., xxvii, 12 Nov. 1913, 68; Minute Book of Grace Anglican Church, Brantford, entry for 7 Oct. 1913; dwgs. signed by Cleveland in the possession of the Church)
PORT HOPE, ONT., Senior School at Trinity College School, 1929-30 (A.H. Humble, School on the Hill: Trinity College School 1865-1965, 88)