Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Logan Kerr
Designation: Architect
Born: 8 November 1887
Died: 13 January 1941
Bio Notes: Thomas Logan Kerr was born on 8 November 1887, the son of John Kerr, labourer and his wife Georgina Logan who had come from Ireland. He must have been able to draw from an early age as he was taken into Sir Rowand Anderson's office, presumably as a free pupil, in 1903 and attended Jerdan's course at Heriot-Watt College. He emigrated to Canada about 1908-1909, working first in Montreal and then in Winnipeg for J H G Russell.

Kerr commenced independent practice in California in the early 1920s, designing the municipal buildings in Alhambra and churches in Los Angeles Long Beach and Pasadena, but he must have foreseen that work would soon run out as he secured an assistant's post with Townley & Matheson in Vancouver in 1927, remaining with them for three and half years until 1931 when he recommenced independent practice in Vancouver, successfully specialising in theatre design.

Kerr died on 13 January 1941 at the age of fifty-three, survived by his wife Muriel and two children.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1903  
Item 2 of 5Montreal, CanadaBusiness1908 or 1909  
Item 3 of 5Winnipeg, CanadaBusinessAfter 1909  
Item 4 of 5Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaBusiness1927  
Item 5 of 5California, United States of AmericaBusinessEarly 1920s  

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 2(Sir) Robert Rowand Anderson1903 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Townley & Matheson19271931Assistant 


Currently, there are no references for this architect. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.