|Name:||James Walter Chapman-Taylor|
|Birth Day:||June 24, 1878|
|Death Date:||Oct 25, 1958 (age 80)|
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As per our current Database, James Walter Chapman-Taylor died on Oct 25, 1958 (age 80).
He originally considered farming as his life's ambition, but a stint apprenticing with a neighboring builder led him to design his first structure. He studied in England in 1909 under the tutelage of such architects as C.F.A. Voysey, Baille Scott, and Raymond Unwin.
James Walter Chapman-Taylor was born in London in 1878 to Theodore Chapman-Taylor and his wife, Ada Thomas. In 1879 Theodore migrated to New Zealand where he purchased land a few miles south of Stratford in the Taranaki region. Ada, James and a younger brother joined him in June 1880, with the family subsequently becoming dairy farmers.
By his teenage years Chapman-Taylor had decided against farming as a career and became an apprentice to a local builder. After completing his apprenticeship, he constructed his first building, a single- storied timber house for his parents on their Stratford property. On 12 April 1900 he married Mary Gibson at Stratford and in 1903 he enrolled himself in an architecture and design course with the International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 1904 he moved to Wellington after working on the construction of the Taihape railway station. From around 1907 he used the surname Chapman-Taylor.
In 1909 Chapman-Taylor travelled to England to study and meet first hand the works of C.F.A. Voysey, Baille Scott, and Parker and Unwin whose names were famous in the field of domestic architecture. Upon his return to New Zealand Chapman-Taylor was determined to follow the basic principles on which good domestic architecture had been developed – designing and building houses with skill and sensitivity. He was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement's interpretation of rural English cottage construction and style and returned to New Zealand to integrate this into New Zealand materials and settings.
Chapman-Taylor died on 28 October 1958 at the age of 80 from a sudden illness.
James's first building was a timber house for his farmer parents. James and Mary Gibson wed in 1900.
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