Henry Sproatt

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Henry Sproatt
Born June 14, 1866
Toronto, Ontario
Died October 4, 1934
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Architect
Practice Sproatt & Rolph

Henry Sproatt (June 14, 1866– October 4, 1934) was a Canadian architect in the early 20th Century.

Born in Toronto, he trained in Europe and in New York City. He formed a partnership with another celebrated architect, John A. Pearson in 1890 and with Frank Darling in 1893. Sproatt parted ways in 1896 and formed a new firm in 1899 with Ernest Ross Rolph (1871-1958), Sproatt & Rolph.

He was a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He died in Toronto in 1934. The firm continued under Ernest Rolph until 1942 and then taken over by his son Charles Beverley Sproatt (1896-?) from 1958 until 1970 (and who died in 1976).


Building Year Completed Architect Style Source Location Image
George Gooderham House 1889–92 Henry Sproatt anesqueo 15 135 St. George Street, Toronto George Horace Gooderham mansion, later York Club
Victoria College 1910 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic 15, W 91 Charles Street West, University of Toronto, St. George campus
Hart House 1911–24 Henry Sproatt-Engineer Ernest Rolph Collegiate Gothic 15, W 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto, St. George campus Hart House (1919)
National Club 1906 Henry Sproatt Edwardian Classicism 303 Bay Street, Toronto National Club, Toronto
North wing of the Chester D. Massey House 1907 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic 519 Jarvis Street, Toronto
Bishop Strachan School 1912 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic Toronto Bishop Strachan School, Toronto
Burwash Hall 1911–13 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic Victoria College, University of Toronto, St. George campus Burwash.jpg
Ontario Club 1913 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic Toronto
Royal Canadian Yacht Club 1920 - 1922 Sproatt and Rolph Toronto Island, Toronto Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Toronto, 1920 - 1922
Soldier's Clarion Tower 1924 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic Toronto Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto, Toronto
Manulife South Tower 1926 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic 56 M, 14 stories Toronto
Thistletown Regional Centre 1927-1928 Henry Sproatt Modern Classical Etobicoke
College Park 1928–1929 Henry Sproatt Moderne Classicism Toronto College Park, Toronto
Canada Permanent Trust Building 1930 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic 77 Meters, 18 stories Toronto Canada Permanent Trust Building, Toronto
Fairmont Royal York Hotel (with architects Ross and Macdonald) 1929 Henry Sproatt Chateau Style Toronto Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
Canada Life Building 1931 Henry Sproatt 87 Meters, 15 stories Toronto Canada Life Building, Toronto
National Research Council (Canada) Laboratories, 1932 Henry Sproatt Ottawa, Ontario National Research Council (Canada) Laboratories
Knox Presbyterian Church 1932 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic Ottawa Knox Presbyterian Church (Ottawa), Ottawa
Emmanuel College, Toronto 1932 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic Toronto Emmanuel College, Toronto, Toronto
Princess Margaret Hospital (Toronto) 1935 Henry Sproatt 72 Meters, 18 stories Toronto Princess Margaret Hospital (Toronto), Toronto

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
George Horne Russell
President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Succeeded by
Wylie Grier