Cecil Burgess (1888–1956) was a Canadian architect. He was born in Walkden, Lancashire, England on 8 July 1888. He was educated Walkden, Lancashire, England. He articled to Henry Kirkby, an architect in Manchester, England. Cecil Burgess arrived in Ottawa, Ontario with his parents in 1905. He married Violet Hervey from Round Hill, Nova Scotia in 1913. The couple had a son Bernard W Burgess of Montreal and daughter Mrs. Barbara Joyce Greenwood

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  • Cecil Burgess (1888–1956) was a Canadian architect. He was born in Walkden, Lancashire, England on 8 July 1888. He was educated Walkden, Lancashire, England. He articled to Henry Kirkby, an architect in Manchester, England. Cecil Burgess arrived in Ottawa, Ontario with his parents in 1905. He married Violet Hervey from Round Hill, Nova Scotia in 1913. The couple had a son Bernard W Burgess of Montreal and daughter Mrs. Barbara Joyce Greenwood He was a very prominent Ottawa architect. At various times, he lived at 34 Echo Drive and at 25 Bellwood in Ottawa South. He was a charter member of the Ottawa Kiwanis Club. Cecil Burgess was a philanthropist. He served as a director of the Ottawa Boys’ Club from 1939 to 1956. He died in hospital in Ottawa, Ontario in July 23, 1956 at 68 after a short illness. His funeral was held at Trinity Anglican Church, one of his works. The service was conducted by Rev. Wilfred Bradley, assisted by. Archdeacon J. C. Anderson. He worked and partner with several prominent architects including his former employer Arthur Weeks, Richard Millson, and Edwin Gardner. During the Second World War, Burgess moved to Nova Scotia where he oversaw the construction of 80 buildings for the HMCS Cornwallis Naval Base before returning to Ottawa. Many of Burgess buildings reflected his interest in modern Art-Deco architecture. He used a Modern Classicism style (also known as Stripped Classicism) with elegant dashes of Art Deco in many of his later works in Ottawa. (en)
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  • Walkden, Lancashire, England
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  • Weeks & Burgess 1914; Millson & Burgess 1915-1922; Millson, Burgess & Hazelgrove 1923-24; Millson & Burgess 1925-26; C. Burgess 1927-33; Burgess & Gardner 1934-42; C. Burgess 1945-51; Burgess and McLean 1952-58; Burgess, McLean and MacPhadyen 1958-1967
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  • Cecil Burgess (1888–1956) was a Canadian architect. He was born in Walkden, Lancashire, England on 8 July 1888. He was educated Walkden, Lancashire, England. He articled to Henry Kirkby, an architect in Manchester, England. Cecil Burgess arrived in Ottawa, Ontario with his parents in 1905. He married Violet Hervey from Round Hill, Nova Scotia in 1913. The couple had a son Bernard W Burgess of Montreal and daughter Mrs. Barbara Joyce Greenwood (en)
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