Andrew Cobb - renown Halifax architecture
In 1929, Cyrus Eaton commissioned Andrew Randall Cobb to design and manage the expansion of the Pineo Lodge. Cobb was a Canadian-American archtitect based in Nova Scotia.
In his day, Cobb was one of the most renowned architects in Atlantic Canada. He is one of the first élèves of the École des Beaux Arts to practice architecture in the region and his homes and buildings are famous for their exterior aesthetic appeal, comfortable interiors, well-crafted details and built-in furniture.
Andrew Cobb was born in Brooklyn, New York, son of an American father and a Canadian mother. He was 14 when his father died, and he moved to his mother’s home province of Nova Scotia, settling in Greenwich, Kings County. He completed his schooling in nearby Horton School and later attended Acadia University. He won a scholarship to the School of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned BSc and MSc degrees (1904).
Cobb also designed the Margaret King school in Pugwash Junction, Cyrus Eaton’s summer home in Deep Cove on Mahone Bay and a number of University Buildings at Dalhousie, Acadia and Mount Allison.
Andrew Cobb recounts his role in assisting victims of 1917 Halifax Explosion
Rich in Interest and Charm: The Architecture of Andrew R. Cobb Paperback – June 1, 1990 by Jean B. Weir (Author)
For additional information, read Andrew Cobb Houses By Carole A. Hartzman
Article on Cobb describing his early life, studies, and specific buildings he designed
Andrew Cobb: Halifax's Celebrity Architect: in Herald
Andrew Cobb: Architect and Artist by Janet Kitz, 2015 book published by Nimbus; good companion piece to Rich in Interest and Charm: The Archtecture of Andrew R. Cobb
For additional buildings he designed, see link
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