Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry Hall
Designation: Architect
Born: 1849
Died: 1912
Bio Notes: Henry Hall was born in 1849. He was articled to Edward I'Anson about 1865. While with I'Anson he studied at University College, London from 1867 to 1868, and subsequently at the Royal Academy Schools where he was awarded the Silver Medal in 1870. He commenced practice in 1872 and was admitted ARIBA on 2 December the same year, his proposers being I'Anson, Robert Kerr and R Robson. In 1878 he appears to have been based in the same office as the older architect of that name, Henry Hall (1826-1909) at 19 Doughty Street, Mecklenburgh Square, London suggesting that he may have been a nephew. Whether he had any part in the older Hall and Andrew Thomas Taylor's competition design for Glasgow Municipal Buildings is not known. Taylor makes no reference to him in his obituary of the elder Hall.

There is no evidence of partnership between the Halls. About 1881 the younger Hall was taken into partnership by Keith Downes Young (born 1848), the son of George Adam Young, who had entered his father's office in 1865 and been his partner from 1872.

Hall was elected FRIBA on 31 January 1887, proposed by I'Anson, Young and Percival Gordon-Smith. He died in 1912. His son Alner Wilson Hall (born 1884) also became an architect.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 47 Westminster Chambers, Victoria Street, London, EnglandBusiness1872 *  
Item 2 of 419, Doughty Street, London, EnglandBusiness1878 *  
Item 3 of 4Moorgate Chambers, Finsbury Pavement, London, EnglandBusiness1879 or 1880 *  
Item 4 of 417, Southampton Street, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1886After 1887 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Edward I'Ansonc. 1865c. 1870Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2K D Young & HallBefore 1886After 1895Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Percival Gordon-Smith31 January 1887for Fellowship
Item 2 of 6Edward I'Anson2 December 1872for Associateship
Item 3 of 6Edward I'Anson31 January 1887for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6Robert Kerr2 December 1872for Associateship
Item 5 of 6R Robson2 December 1872for Associateship
Item 6 of 6Keith Downes Young31 January 1887for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1George Gilbert Alexander Andrew Irvine2 December 1895for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11900Glasgow Royal Infirmary  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unplaced


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914