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OBITUARY

ME. J, C. MADDISON.

The death is announced from Napier of Mr. Joseph Clarkson Maddison, F.R.1.,, 8.A., a well-known Christchurch architect at the age 0f.:73 years. The late Mr. Maddison was born-in Greenwich in 1850, and at the age of 22 years arrived in Lyttelton in the ship Gladstone. He settled in Christchurch, and commenced practice as an architect. He designed and erected a large number of public buildings, not only' in Christchurch but in many other parts of New Zealand Among these are the offices and warehouse of the Kaiapoi Woollen Company, the freezing works of the Canterbury Frozen Meat and Dairy Produce Export Company, the Mataura Freezing Works m Canterbury, and a number of other well-known buildings in Christchurch. He also designed and supervised the erection of the Holy Trinity Church at Amberley, the Anglican Church ■ at Port Levy and numerous' private residences He also earned out additions to a number of buddings, including' banks, ■in Christchurch,. an d the Canterbury Jockey Club's stand. In 1879 competitive designs were called for the Christchurch lown Hall and municipal offices, and two designs submitted by Mr. Maddison Avere placed first and second in the competition. In 1887 he was elected a Fel aY/ I R°yal Instit«te of British Architects The late Mr. Maddison took aJTu ra, te, resV n a» forms of sport, and Christchurch bowlers still' compete for a cup presented by him. He was known by his many Wends as a fine type of man, generous to a fault. In 1873 he married a daughter «f the late Mi. Midmore of Kent, and his family consisted of three dau^hte'-s

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OBITUARY, Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 141, 12 December 1923

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OBITUARY Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 141, 12 December 1923

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