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Henry Sproatt : biography

June 14, 1866 - October 4, 1934

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. 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, Sproatt & Rolph.

He was a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He died in Toronto in 1934, and the firm continued under his son Charles Beverley Sproatt (1896-?) from 1958 until 1970.


Building Year Completed Builder Style Source Location Image
George Gooderham House 1889–92 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic 15 135 St. George Street, Toronto
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 Neo-Gothic 15, W 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto, St. George campus Hart House (1919)
National Club 1906 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic 303 Bay Street, 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
Burwash Hall 1911–13 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic Victoria College, University of Toronto, St. George campus [[Burwash Hall, Toronto, 1913|]]
Ontario Club 1913 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic Toronto
Soldier's Clarion Tower 1924 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic Toronto
Manulife South Tower 1926 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic 56 M, 14 stories Toronto
College Park 1928–1929 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic Toronto College Park, Toronto
Canada Permanent Trust Building 1930 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic 77 Meters, 18 stories Toronto
Fairmont Royal York Hotel (with architects Ross and Macdonald) 1929 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic Toronto
Canada Life Building 1931 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic 87 Meters, 15 stories Toronto
National Research Council (Canada) Laboratories, 1932 Henry Sproatt Ottawa, Ontario
Knox Presbyterian Church 1932 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic Ottawa [[Knox Presbyterian Church (Ottawa), Ottawa]]
Emmanuel College, Toronto 1932 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic Toronto
Princess Margaret Hospital (Toronto) 1935 Henry Sproatt Neo-Gothic 72 Meters, 18 stories Toronto
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