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(By Telegraph.—rross Association.) WELLINGTON', Tuesday. Tho death has occurred of Mr. John Sidney Swan, a prominent Wellington architect for over forty years, at the age of 62 years. He designed many, of the most prominent buildings in the city. He also took a keen interest in rowing, yachting and launching. Ho was credited with possessing one of the finest collections of sea pictures and ship photographs in the world. Among others, Mr. Swan was architect for the following buildings: Convent and chapel, Wanganui; Sacred Heart Convent and chapel, Island Bay. As Swan and Swan: O'Connor Memorial Home, Westport; St. Bede's College, Christcliureh. As joint architect with W. Gray Young: New Technical. College, Mount Cook, Wellington. As Swan, Lawrence and Swan: Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society, Ltd., Auckland; Victoria University, Wellington; Wellington Boys' College; Wellington Girls' College; St. Matthew's Collegiate School, Masterton; Union Bank of Australia, Ltd., throughout New Zealand: Kilbirnie Theatre; New Cambridge Hotel, Wellington. Mr. Swan, who was the son of Mr. John Swan, of York, was born in Wellington, and was the senior partner in tlie firm of Swan, Lawrence and Swan, registered architects, of Wellington, a firm established in 1920. _ He a director of several companies, including the Southern Cross Assurance Company, Ltd. Educated at the Marist Brothers' School. Wellington, Mr. Swan was articled in ISBB to Mr. F. de J. Clere, architect, of Wellington. In 1901 he purchased the practice and carried on as John S. Swan until 191?, when he became senior partner in Swan and Swan. In 1920 Swan and Swan amalgamated with Penty and Lawrence, and the firm became Swan, Lawrcucc and Swan.

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MR. J. S. SWAN., Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 95, 22 April 1936

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MR. J. S. SWAN. Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 95, 22 April 1936