Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.   John Belcher, a son of SAMUEL BELCHER SAMUEL BELCHER , was born in Cork in 1834.  He attended Queen's University, Cork, and was articled to his father before being appointed an assistant to JOHN BENSON JOHN BENSON , engineer to the Cork Harbour Board.   He then moved to Liverpool.  By 1858 he had emigrated to Canada, where he set up a successful practice in Peterborough, Ontario.  He designed many buildings, both public and private, in Peterborough and elsewhere in Ontario.  He died in Peterborough on 20 August 1915.


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