Fred Rowntree: Architect
Easingwold Newby Books 2015
112pp, 350 plates. 4to. Laminated card covers. A short biography with many illustrations of the projects. Fred Rowntree was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1860, attended Bootham School and was articled to C A Bury, a local architect. After working as an assistant to Edward Burgess of Leicester he formed a partnership with Charles Edeson of Scarborough. In 1890 he joined Glasgow architect Malcolm Stark, working with him for ten years before moving to London. Rowntree was active in York, at Hampstead and elsewhere and worked in the Arts and Crafts style. In York he was active in projects for the firm of Rowntree's including design of parts of the Chocolate works and Rowntree Park as well as Seebolm Rowntree's house "The Homestead", now home of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation but also worked as far a field as China.