Person    | Male  Born 22/1/1893  Died 8/2/1893

C. H. James

Categories: Architecture

C. H. James

Architect. Born Gloucester. War & Son provides the rest of this page:

Charles Holloway James was born in Gloucestershire in 1893 and worked as a draughtsman for local architect, Walter Brian Wood and as assistant to the famous Sir Edwin Lutyens from 1911-14.

The brothers {Charles and Samuel} enlisted with the Artists' Rifles at the same time, issued consecutive regimental numbers, and posted to France on the same day. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant with the 7th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on 26 June 1916, James was wounded on 3 Sep 1916 which resulted in the amputation of his leg.

Invalided home, James worked for Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin at Letchworth Garden City and then went into partnership with Charles Murray Hennell, designing Swanpool Garden Suburb, south of Lincoln and Hampstead Garden Suburb. He worked with architect Louis de Doissons at Welwyn Garden City and designed both Oakwood and Bounds Green underground stations with Charles Holden (under the aegis of Frank Pick). In partnership with Stephen Rowland Pierce, James won competitions for completing three public buildings, including the Norwich City Hall and Hertford County Building. He also designed the municipal buildings at Slough, a library for the National Book League and made additions to All Souls College, Oxford. In June 1922, winning the London Architecture bronze medal in 1949.

Charles Holloway James married the designer, painter and printer, Margaret Calkin James (daughter of Harry Bernard Calkin). She designed art deco posters for the London Underground and book jackets for Jonathan Cape.

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