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DAY, Robert Scott

Born: 1858
Died: 1920 12 05

Architect


Born in Cork, Ireland, the son of Robert and Rebecca Scott Day, he was educated in Cork and at Queen's College, Dublin from which he graduated in 1877 with a B.E. (Batchelor of Engineering) degree in 1877. He studied architecture in the office of Sir Thomas Drew in Dublin for two years before leaving for London in 1879. Here he remained several years before leaving for South Africa. He settled in Kimberley in about 1885 and founded a practice which continues to exist under the style of Goldblatt, Yuill & Partners. In about 1890 he left for Johannesburg 'after disposing of his practice to DW GREATBATCH' (Yuill 1984:54), shortly afterwards moving to Canada and settling in Victoria, British Columbia in 1891. Here he worked briefly as an architect before turning to a career in real estate. He became a prominent citizen, and president of the Victoria Branch of the Archaeological Institute of America. He married in South Africa in 1888.

[There is an entry for this practitioner on Dictionary of Architects in Canada]

(Men Cape 1906 (GREATBATCH); Picton-Seymour 1977; Scolefield 1914 vol 4:461-62; Yuill 1984:54, 120)

Griqualand West: Board of Executors, called for tenders (Yuill 1984:54) 1886

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

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De Beers Consolidated Mines Head Office: n.d. : 1888 : 1904. Kimberley, Northern Cape - Architect
Good Templar Hall Shops, tend: 1888. Kimberley, Northern Cape - Architect
Grand Hotel, alterations: 1888. Kimberley, Northern Cape - Architect
Hill & Paddon, tend: 1888. Kimberley, Northern Cape - Architect
Permanent Mutual Bldg Soc, tend: 1887. Kimberley, Northern Cape - Architect
Stock Exchange: 1889. Kimberley, Northern Cape - Architect
Store Bros, tend: 1889. Kimberley, Northern Cape - Architect
Theatre Royal: 1887. Kimberley, Northern Cape - Architect
Villa Kramer, tend: 1888. Kimberley, Northern Cape - Architect