Architect, Victoria Arcade, Queen Street, Auckland. Mr.
Bell is not only well known as an architect, but as one who is identified with many Auckland enterprises. Born in London in 1841, he spent his early years in that city, and was educated in Essex, subsequently continuing his studies at the Toronto Commercial College. Leaving Canada in 1878, Mr. Bell settled in Auckland, where he has since practised his profession, and supervised the erection of numerous public and private buildings. He has been president of the Auckland Institute of Architects, and is also connected with a number of other public bodies and social and political organizations Mr. Bell for several years represented Birkenhead and Northcote on the Auckland Harbour Board. He was married in 1870, at Toronto, Canada, to Miss Jessie Oliphant, daughter of Mr. Walter Oliphant, formerly of Edinburgh, Scotland, and of the children born of the marriage, two sons are now living.