Smith, Daniel

SMITH, Daniel (1840-1913), a native of Bristol, Que. was born there on 1 November 1840 and educated in Ottawa. He joined the federal Dept. of Public Works in 1877 and was employed as a draftsman working under the direct supervision of the Chief Architect Thomas S. Scott. In August 1882 he was transferred to Winnipeg to supervise the construction of Scott's design for the Lieutenant-Governor's residence (Winnipeg Daily Sun, 20 Oct. 1883, 2). Smith was appointed local Superintendent of Public Works for all of western Canada, and reported to Ottawa on the construction of all federal buildings from Port Arthur to British Columbia. In 1900 he retired from the Department and took up private architectural practice in Winnipeg, specialising in industrial architecture in that rapidly growing city. He formed a partnership with William Bruce in April 1907, and in 1909 took on the added reponsibility of provincial factory inspector for the Manitoba government, a position he held at the time of his death in Winnipeg on 12 July 1913 (obit. and port. Winnipeg Tribune, 12 July 1913, 1; Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg],14 July 1913, 16)

D. SMITH

(works in Winnipeg unless noted)

WINNIPEG BREWERY LTD., Colony Street, south of Broadway, a brewery and malt house for McDonough & Shea, 1903 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 22 May 1903, 2, t.c.; 19 Dec. 1903, 27, descrip.)
W.J. BOYD LTD., Spence Street at Portage Avenue, major addition to bakery and candy factory, 1903 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 22 May 1903, 2, t.c.)
MANITOBA COLD STORAGE CO., Higgins Avenue at Meade Street, 1903 (C.R., xiv, 9 Sept. 1903, 2; Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 19 Dec. 1903, 27, descrip.)
ANDREW STRANG & CO., Fort Street, liquor warehouse, 1903 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 19 Dec. 1903, 27, descrip.)
CRUMP BLOCK, Main Street at Dufferin Avenue, a block of three stores, a bank, with apartments above, for Percy A. Crump, 1903-04; addition of another storey above existing block, 1907 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 14 Nov. 1903, 19, illus.; 1 Oct. 1904, 25, illus. & descrip.; Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 26 April 1904, 9, descrip.; 29 April 1904, 2, t.c.; Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 13 July 1907, 16)
KILGOUR-RIMER BLOCK, Bannatyne Avenue at Princess Street, major addition, 1903 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 14 Nov. 1903, 19, illus.)
CANADIAN MOLINE PLOW CO., Logan Avenue opposite Chambers Street, warehouse, 1903 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 14 Nov. 1903, 18, illus.)
STEELE FURNITURE CO., (later ROYAL FURNITURE CO.), Fort Street, new warehouse at rear of existing building, with renovation of existing retail store on Main Street, 1903-04 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 14 Nov. 1903, 19; 1 March 1904, 7, illus.; 1 Sept. 1904, 3, descrip.; Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 3 Sept. 1904, 7, descrip.)
QUEEN VICTORIA STATUE, on the grounds of the Legislative Building, design of the cut stone pedestal, 1904 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 6 Aprifl 1904, 10, t.c.)
CZERWINSKI BOX CO., Logan Avenue, factory, 1904 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 20 June 1904, 2, t.c.)
ST. JEAN, MAN., a hotel for an unnamed client, 1904 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 25 June 1904, 2, t.c.)
GARRY STREET, a store and apartment block for Badall Brothers, 1904 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 12 Sept. 1904, 2, t.c.)
CROTTY, LOVE & CO., Main Street at Dufferin Avenue, commercial block, 1904 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 1 Oct. 1904, 25, illus. & descrip.)
CONSOLIDATED STATIONARY CO., Princess Street, addition of two storeys to warehouse, 1904 (City of Winnipeg, 1984-The Year Past, 55-6, illus.)
CODVILLE-GEORGESON CO., Victoria Avenue at foot of Portage Avenue East, warehouse, 1906; demol. 1993 (C.R., xvii, 16 May 1906, 6, t.c.; Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 12 May 1906, 25, illus.. & descirp.; 6 Dec. 1906, 37, illus. & descrip.; City of Winnipeg, 1992-93-The Year Past, 75-6, illus.)
YOUNG STREET, major addition to residence for Andrew Dunlop, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 25 April 1906, 4)
CANADA PAINT CO., Sutherland Avenue, factory and grain elevator building, 1906 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 7 July 1906, 15, descrip.; C.R., xvii, 15 Aug. 1906, 8, t.c.)
MAIN STREET, at Henry Avenue, large hotel for Joseph Bernhardt, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 30 May 1906, 6; Winnipeg Tribune, 23 June 1906, 6, descrip.; 21 July 1906, 6, illus. & descrip.)
EDMONTON STREET, residence for Andrew Strang, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 17 June 1906, 4, t.c.)
MAIN STREET, three stores for A.P. Crump, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 4 July 1906, 4)
SMART BAG CO., Alexander Avenue, factory, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 11 July 1906, 4, t.c.)

SMITH & BRUCE

(works in Winnipeg unless noted)

CRUMP BLOCK, Main Street, for Percy A. Crump, 1907 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 13 July 1907, 16, descrip.; Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 27 July 1907, 12, illus. & descrip.; Winnipeg b.p. 1520, 1907; C.R., xviii, 8 May 1907, 4)
ASSINIBOINE AVENUE, major addition to 'Wilton Lodge', a residence for William J. Boyd, 1907 (C.R., xviii, 24 April 1907, 6, t.c.; Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 24 Aug. 1907, 23, illus.)
ASSINIBOINE AVENUE, at Edmonton Street, major additions and improvements to residence for Hon. Robert Rogers, including large music room, entry hall, and tower 50 ft. high, 1907 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 13 July 1907, 16, descrip.)
KENORA, ONT., large summer residence for Rev. C.W. Gordon, 1907 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 13 July 1907, 16, descrip.)
FIRE HALL NO. 2, Smith Street at York Avenue, major addition and alterations, 1907-08 (Winnipeg b.p. 2010, 1907; Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 5 Oct. 1907, 5, illus. & descrip.; 14 Nov. 1908, 25; Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 19 Dec. 1908, 26, descrip.)
MOUNT ROYAL HOTEL, Garry Street, 1907 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 21 Nov. 1907, 28, illus. & descrip.)
NORTHERN HOTEL, Main Street near Jarvis Avenue, 1907 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 21 Nov. 1907, 28, illus. & descrip.)
ST. STEPHEN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Spence Street at Portage Avenue, major addition, 1908 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 8 Feb. 1908, 9, descrip.; C.R., xix, 29 Jan. 1908, 20)
BIRD'S HILL, MAN., Provincial Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1908 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 2 May 1908, 24, descrip.; 30 May 1908, 9, descrip.; 18 July 1908, 15, illus. & descrip.)
ASSINIBOINE MANSIONS APARTMENTS, Assiniboine Avenue, 1908 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 11 July 1908, 6, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xxii, 12 Aug. 1908, 23, illus. & descrip.)
HEBREW ASSOCIATION, remodelling of a church into a theatre, Selkirk Avenue near Main Street, 1908 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 19 Dec. 1908, 26)
ELITE THEATRE, Portage Avenue near Smith Street, for W.J. Boyd, 1908 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 14 Nov. 1908, 25; Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 19 Dec. 1908, 26)
ST. EDWARDS ANGLICAN CHURCH, Arlington Street, 1908 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 19 Dec. 1908, 31)
DUFFERIN AVENUE, at Main Street, theatre for P.A. Crump & Co., 1909 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 20 Feb. 1909, 1, descrip.; Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 3 April 1909, 16, descrip.; C.R., xxiii, 7 April 1909, 20, t.c.)
NINETTE, MAN., sanatorium for the Manitoba provincial government, 1909, but commission was later awarded to ""W.H. Shillinglaw" of Brandon (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 16 March 1909, 8; C.R., xxiii, 24 March 1909, 21, t.c.; inf. Scott Edwards)
ROCANVILLE, SASK., residence for L. Leadbetter, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 16 June 1909, 22)
SASKATCHEWAN AVENUE, residence for George Hull, 1909 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 7 July 1909, 11)
PUBLIC PRESS CO., Sherbrook Street, office block, 1909; addition, 1914 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 24 July 1909, 17, descrip.; C.R., xxiii, 4 Aug. 1909, 21; Winnipeg. b.p. 1090, 1914)
PORTAGE AVENUE, at Horne Street, a 5 storey commercial block for George Bryan, 1909 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 24 July 1909, 17; C.R., xxiii, 4 Aug. 1909, 22)
NORTH MAIN STREET, near Atlantic Avenue, two stores for Thomas Wright, 1909 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 22 July 1909, 5; 24 July 1909, 17; C.R., xxiii, 4 Aug. 1909, 22)
ANDERSON AVENUE, at Charles Street, extensive additions to "The Grange", the residence for Alderman Frederick J.C. Cox, 1909 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 24 July 1909, 17)
WINNIPEG PUBLIC BATHS, Fort Street, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 11 Aug. 1909, 21; 15 Dec. 1909, 32-3, illus. & descrip.)
FORT STREET, hotel and theatre for Charles H. Forrester, 1909 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 3 April 1909, 21; Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 22 May 1909, 13, descrip.; C.R., xxiii, 24 Nov. 1909, 23)
MELBOURNE APARTMENTS, Sherbrook Street, 1910 (Winnipeg b.p. 203, 5 March 1910)
ATHOLL STREET, residence for J.B. Lauzon, 1910 (Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 4 June 1910, 4)
McDONAGH & SHEA LIVERY CO., Osborne Place at Colony Street, a large brick stables block, 1910 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 30 July 1910, 7, descrip.)

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DAUPHIN, MAN., public school, 1909. Daniel Smith was one of three architects from Manitoba who submitted a design for a large public school in Dauphin in early 1909 (Dauphin Herald, 18 March 1909, 1, descrip.). All three architects were then asked to revise and re-submit their proposal. The winner was J.H. Bossons.