Whittaker, Henry

WHITTAKER, HENRY, architect (b 15 May 1886, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; d 18 August 1971, Victoria). After design training in England, he worked for five years with the government of Sudan. He emigrated to Canada in 1913. He worked as a draftsman at the British Columbia Department of Public Works in Victoria, becoming Supervising Architect in 1919 and Chief Architect in 1934. During his tenure Whittaker oversaw the designs of hundreds of functional government buildings, constructed in towns...

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