Blair, John

BLAIR, John, landscaper (b 8 Aug 1820, Callander, Scotland; d 28 May 1906, near Duncan). Trained as a landscape gardener in his native Scotland, he immigrated to Ontario in 1851, then moved to Chicago, where he became superintendent of parks in the 1860s. During the 1870s he was based in Colorado, where he designed several parks and housing developments. In 1881 he returned to Canada, this time to VICTORIA. When control of BEACON HILL PARK passed from the province to the city, Victoria held a...

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