Thomas W. Fuller

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Thomas William Fuller
Born May 3, 1865
Ottawa, Canada West
Died November 4, 1951
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Architect
Practice Chief Dominion Architect

Thomas William Fuller (May 3, 1865 November 4, 1951), the son of Thomas Fuller, was a Canadian architect. Before his selection as Dominion Architect, Fuller designed a number of federal buildings in Dawson City, Yukon, some of which are now designated as National Historic Sites of Canada. These include the Post Office (1899); Court House (1900–01); Territorial Administration Building, 5th Avenue (1901); Public School (1901) which burned 1957; and Commissioner's Residence (1901).

Thomas Fuller (architect) architect

Thomas Fuller was a Canadian architect. From 1881 to 1896, he was Chief Dominion Architect for the Government of Canada, during which time he played a role in the design and construction of every major federal building.

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He served as Chief Dominion Architect from 1927 to 1936, designing a number of prominent public buildings in Canada. Thomas W. Fuller designed a number of post offices:

Chief Dominion Architect was a position created in 1871 by the Government of Canada to help design public federal buildings across Canada. The role reported to the Minister of Public Works.

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His son, Thomas G. Fuller, founded Thomas Fuller Construction company in 1958 which built many public buildings in Ottawa as well as the sheltered harbour for the Britannia Yacht Club. [1] In 2002, the company was awarded a contract to renovate the Canadian Library of Parliament. [2]

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Site Date(s) Designated Location Description Image
Dawson Post Office
Third Avenue and King Street
1900 Dawson City, Yukon Two-storey wooden building with a three-storey hexagonal tower. The building incorporates post-office and a telegraph annex. Dawson City Post Office.JPG
Territorial Administration Building
595 Fifth Avenue
1901 Dawson City, Yukon A two-storey neoclassical building, built with fir and cedar imported to the Yukon from British Columbia. The design features elements used elsewhere in Fuller's Dawson building program, including pediments, columns, axial symmetry, and gentle relief. Stadtmuseum Dawson.JPG
Mewata Armouries
801 11th Street S.W.
1915-8 Calgary, Alberta The building was designed in a Tudor/Gothic Revival style. A classic example of armoury design, Mewata has features deliberately bringing to mind a medieval fortress or castle, including four square corner towers, four smaller six sided towers, and buttresses with turrets and a crenellated roofline. Mewata Armoury 6.jpg
Bessborough Armoury 2025 West 11th Avenue1932-3Vancouver Inventory of heritage buildings "B" Category; Recognized - 1997 - Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings; Vancouver, British Columbia large Neo-Gothic style structure with a low-pitched gable roof on a flat site faced by mature trees within an area of containing light industry, and adjacent to a residential area 15th Field Regiment RCA.jpg
Victoria Rifles Armoury, 691 Cathcart Street19331984 Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings Montréal, Quebec

Housing Le Régiment de Maisonneuve, this Gothic Revival armoury`s two-dimensional façade with a low-pitched gable roof is pressed up against its urban streetscape

Manege Cathcart.jpg
Côte des Neiges Armoury 4185 Chemin de la Côte des Neiges, 1934-351991 Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings Montréal, Quebec

On a treed site on the southwest perimeter of Mount Royal Park, this Châteauesque structure houses The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal); 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Regina Armoury, 1600 Elphinstone Avenue,1928Recognized - 1998 on the Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings Regina, Saskatchewan
  • This centrally located Neo-Gothic style fortress like building with a low-pitched gable roof is in a modern residential neighbourhood adjacent to the Regina Exhibition Grounds,
  • Organizations that use the armoury include: Regina units of 38th Brigade Group: 10th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, Royal Regina Rifles, 16th (Saskatchewan) Service Battalion, 16th Medical Company, cadet corps and the Military Museum of Saskatchewan
Rouyn Armoury 1935-6Recognized - 1983 Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings Rouyn, Quebec centrally located, symmetrical Neo-Gothic style building with a steeply pitched gable roof Manege militaire de Rouyn-Noranda.jpg
Seaforth Armoury 1650 Burrard Street 1936 (completed)Classified - 1997 Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings Vancouver, British Columbia designed by architects McCarter and Nairne, the massive, low-massed, asymmetrical, concrete Neo-Gothic style structure with a fortified appearance is as a Class A Heritage Building in downtown Vancouver housing The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Seaforth Armoury.jpg
Confederation Building (Ottawa), Wellington Street at Bank Street 1928-31 Ottawa, Ontario Confederation Building.jpg
The Ore Building, Booth Street 1929 Ottawa, Ontario
Custom House, Front Street West at Yonge Street 1930-31 Toronto, Ontario Dominion Public Building Toronto.JPG
Department of Justice Building, Wellington Street 1935-7 Ottawa, Ontario Justice Building, Ottawa.JPG
Dominion Public Building, 457 Richmond Street 1935-1936 London, Ontario
Federal Building, Sinclair Centre 1935-1937 Vancouver, BC Beaux-Arts extension of Post Office Building by David Ewart CustomsExaminingWarehouse.jpg

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Cotsman Wright
Chief Dominion Architect, Canada
1927 1936
Succeeded by
Charles D. Sutherland