Owen Keith Beattie

Place of Birth
Manchester, Canada, London

  • Born:     1 December 1880.
  • Died       8 April 1961

Owen Keith Beattie was born on 1 December 1880 and commenced his architectural training on 4 October 1899 in the office of Bell & Cameron, Aberfeldy. After approximately three years there he moved to Edinburgh, where he entered the office of Robert Rowand Anderson, studied at the School of Applied Art and Heriot-Watt College, and became an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association. During these early years he spent five months sketching and measuring in France and an equal amount of time in England. He left Edinburgh and commenced practice on his own account in March 1909 at 48 King Street, Manchester, but after only two years, in April 1911, he emigrated to Canada to become a partner in the firm of Hodgson, Bates, Butler & Beattie. Their office was at the Grain Exchange, Calgary, Alberta. He was admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912, his proposers being Thomas Tolmie Paterson, John Bryce II, Thomas Aikman Swan and John Watson.In 1914 he returned to England and was on active service during WW1. By 1923 he was working from an office in The Strand, London. Beattie died in London on 8 April 1961 (death notice The Times [London], 10 April 1961.

1909-11    Owen Keith Beattie, architect 48 King Street, Manchester (Slater - trades)
1911-14     Grain Exchange, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1923    The Strand, London
1928    62 St James’s Street, London

1912        The Wigwam, 12th Avenue West, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1912