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John Barlow (1860–1925)

The death occurred yesterday, at his residence, Wahroonga, Bishop's Avenue, Randwick, of Mr John Barlow, FRIBA, a well known architect of the city, at the age of 65 years. He was the eldest son of Mr John Barlow, of Airmount, Waverley, and was educated at St Mary's College, Lyndhurst. After leaving school he was articled to the late Mr Benjamin Backhouse, architect, and at the close of his articles entered into private practice. Mr Barlow was considered an authority on ecclesiaistical architecture, and designed many church buildings. He was one of the founders of the Institute of Architects, as well as editor of the publication Art and Architecture. In former years he took great interest in the question of city improvement, and collaborated with Sir Allen Taylor in that work. He was also a frequent contributor to the Press on that and kindred subjects. Mr Barlow leaves a widow and two daughters. His only son was killed at Lone Pine, Gallipoli. The funeral will leave the Catholic Church, Waverley, at 10 o'clock this morning, for South Head Cemetery.

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4 May, 1925 (aged ~ 65)
Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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