William Critchlow Harris, architect (b at Bootle, near Liverpool, Eng 30 Apr 1854; d at Halifax 16 July 1913), brother of painter Robert Harris. Brought to Charlottetown as a child, he attended Prince of Wales College and in 1870 joined architect David Stirling in Halifax. In 1875 he established his own practice in Charlottetown. His buildings reflect a talented and original approach to the High Victorian Gothic style. Over 120 are extant in PEI, NS and NB. They include St James Anglican Church, Mahone Bay, NS (1886); St Paul's Anglican Church, Charlottetown (1895); and his masterwork, All Souls' Chapel, Charlottetown (1888), which contains 18 paintings by his brother Robert. In 1904-05, he designed Broughton, a town of 12 000 persons, for the Cape Breton Coal Iron and Railway company. Fifty of its buildings were built before the company declared bankruptcy in 1906.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Wanzel, Grant et al. "William Critchlow Harris". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 22 December 2016, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/william-critchlow-harris. Accessed 20 May 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Wanzel, G.,, & Kallweit, K.,, & Munn, G., William Critchlow Harris (2016). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/william-critchlow-harris
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Wanzel, Grant, and Karen Kallweit, and Greg Munn, "William Critchlow Harris". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published May 19, 2008; last modified December 22, 2016. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/william-critchlow-harris
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Grant Wanzel and Karen Kallweit and Greg Munn, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "William Critchlow Harris", last modified December 22, 2016, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/william-critchlow-harris
William Critchlow Harris
|Published Online||May 19, 2008|
|Last Edited||December 16, 2013|
William Critchlow Harris, architect (b at Bootle, near Liverpool, Eng 30 Apr 1854; d at Halifax 16 July 1913), brother of painter Robert Harris.