William Tutin Thomas

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William Tutin Thomas
St George Anglican Montreal.JPG
Born 1829
Birmingham, England
Died 1892
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Anglo-Canadian
Occupation Architect
Practice Architecture
Buildings St. George's Anglican Church (Montreal)
Church of St. John the Evangelist (Montreal)
Shaughnessy House

William Tutin Thomas (1829–1892) was an Anglo-Canadian architect.

Born in Birmingham, England, he was the son of architect William Thomas. He worked for a few years with his father, and also with his brother, Cyrus. His father emigrated with his family from England to live in Montreal, and there together and alone they made many fine buildings, including some notable shopping arcades in Montreal, and many buildings in Old Montreal (such as the Dominion Block, the Recollet House, and the Caverhill Block). His association with his brother Cyrus finished around 1870 when Cyrus decided to pursue his career in Chicago.

Thomas then worked on even harder, mostly in Montreal. He designed the St. George's Anglican Church (Montreal) (1869–1870) and the Church of St. John the Evangelist (Montreal) (1877–1879). He built very many residential buildings for the upper middle classes of Montreal, notably George Stephen House, later known as the Mount Stephen Club (1882–1884) and that of Thomas Shaughnessy (1874–1875, which is now part of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. He also designed many other buildings in other Canadian provinces.

He was a founding member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.[1]


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  1. ^ Records of the Founding of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts. Toronto: Globe Printing Co. 1879–80. p. 16. 

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