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REES, George Stanley

Born: 1848
Died: 1919 01 21


ARIBA (1882).

Born in England and articled with the London firm of John Johnson from 1862 to 1867. By 1880 Rees was living in South Africa where he designed (or assisted with) the plans for the offices of DeBeers Diamond Mining Co at Kimberley. He advertised as an architect in Kimberley in 1881 and was resident in Kimberley when he was elected an Associate member of the RIBA in 1882. He was apparently briefly in partnership with Gustav HALLE in about 1881 until about 1882 in Kimberley (cf REES & HALLE). He later went to the United States where he was assistant architect for the New Orleans Centennial Cotton Exposition. He arrived in Canada in October 1907 and opened an office in Calgary. Few references to his activity in Alberta can be found after 1911. Rees died in Calgary, Canada (death notice Calgary Herald, 22 Jan. 1919).

[There is an entry for this practitioner on Dictionary of Architects in Canada which has additional biographical information and from which this entry has been expanded.]

(ARIBA nom papers, no detail; Yuill 1984; Daily Independent 21.5.1881)

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.

Books citing REES

Brown, SM. 1969. Architects and others: an annotated list of people of South African interest appearing in the RIBA Journal 1880 1925. Johannesburg: Unpublished dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand. pp