The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Barlow, Frederick John
Barlow, Frederick John, A.R.V.I.A., Architect and Building Surveyor, 149 Cashel Street, Christchurch. Telegraphic address, “Barlow, Christchurch.” Bankers, Bank of Australasia. Private residence: Mr. Barlow, Carlton Mill Road. This business was established in 1893, by Mr. Barlow, who served his articles with Mr. A. W. Simpson, architect, Christchurch. At the expiration of his indentures he left for Victoria for the purpose of gaining further experience in the profession, and entered the extensive firm of Mr. William Salway, F.R.I.B.A., and remained there two years. He was subsequently associated with Mr. Phillip Treeby and Mr. W. Smith, both of Melbourne, but severed his connection with those firms in 1889 to commence practice in Geelong, in partnership with Mr. J. A. Laird. In 1893, Mr. Barlow came to Christchurch, and opened a branch in Colombo Street. The principal works carried out by the firm are the premises for Messrs Dalgety and Co., Geelong, £19,000, and the Geelong Show Grounds and Grand Stand, £9000—the design for which won first prize in an open competition—and the tannery and fellmongery for Mr. Walter Hill, Christchurch, £4000. The firm also won the prize for the best design for a butter factory in 1892. Mr. Barlow is vice-president of the Christchurch Architects' Association, and was for some time head instructor in architecture and building construction at the Gordon College, Geelong, Victoria.
Standish and Preece, photo.
Mr. F. J. Barlow.