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Richard George Suter

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Richard George Suter
Died  27 July 1894, Carlton, Australia
Structures  Jimbour Homestead, St Mary's Anglican Church - K, St James Church - Toowoomba, Brisbane Central State Sch, Waterford State School

Richard George Suter (1827–1894) was an architect in Queensland, Australia. Many of his buildings are now heritage-listed.


Early life

Richard George Suter trained as an architect in London under his father after completing a Bachelor of Arts at Trinity College Cambridge in 1850.

Architecture career

By 1865 Suter was working for Brisbane's leading architect Benjamin Backhouse while establishing his own practice. Suter was one of Queensland's most prolific and prominent architects of the late 19th century and was responsible for such grand designs as Jimbour House (Suter & Voysey 1873), St Mark's Anglican Church, Warwick (1867–70) and is recognised for his influence on the standard designs of schools in Queensland with the Board of Education using his designs almost exclusively until 1875.

Later life

After a decline in his success, Suter moved to Melbourne in 1876 and became a priest for the Catholic Apostolic Church. He died on 27 July 1894 at 114 Drummond Street, Carlton of heart disease in 1894.

Significant works

  • 1867-1870: St Mark's Anglican Church, Warwick
  • 1868-1869: St James Church of England, Toowoomba
  • 1871: St Augustines Anglican Church, Leyburn
  • References

    Richard George Suter Wikipedia