Watson Elkinah Reid

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Albert County Court House (completed in 1904) was one of Reid's later designs

Watson Elkinah Reid (1858–1944) was a Canadian architect, a one time member of the California architectural firm, Reid & Reid.

Reid & Reid

Reid & Reid was the architectural and engineering firm of brothers, James W. Reid (1851-1943), Merritt J. Reid (1855-1932), and Watson Elkinah Reid (1858-1944) that began in Evansville, Indiana in 1879.

Youngest of three sons who all followed the same profession, he was born in Harvey, Albert County, New Brunswick to William J. Reid and Lucinda Robinson. He studied at Mount Allison University and about 1888, he joined his brothers James W. and Merritt in California, where he ran their San Diego office, overseeing construction of the massive Hotel del Coronado to his brother's designs. He returned to Canada in 1899 and had a few commissions there under the auspices of Senator Abner Reid McClelan. These included the Riverside-Albert Consolidated School and the Albert County Court House. In his later years he moved to Vancouver where he died.

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In 1890, he married Janie R. Turner of Harvey. [1] They had five children, all born before 1901. [2]

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References

  1. The Maple Leaf (March 20, 1890). "Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics". Province of New Brunswick. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  2. "Albert Census Records - Reid". Ancestry.ca. Ancestry.com. Retrieved 19 December 2012.