Wright, John

WRIGHT, John, architect (b 15 May 1830, Killearn, Scotland; d 23 Aug 1915, Victoria). He immigrated to Ontario in 1845 and began his career as a contractor in Guelph. In 1859 he moved west to VICTORIA, where in less than a decade he designed and built many of the most well-known homes and public buildings still surviving from the early days of the colony. His designs include FISGARD LIGHTHOUSE (1860), the first lighthouse on the coast, which he built with fellow architect H.O. TIEDEMANN; the...

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