Skip to main content

G.W. McFarlen, Civ 1888

B1980-0022 0004P Graduating Photo_crop.jpg

George Walter McFarlen was a student at the School of Practical Science from 1885 until 1888, when he graduated with a diploma in Civil Engineering.


The SPS graduating class of 1888 was large with 16 students completing their diplomas. Can you spot J. Galbraith in the photo? How about W.H. Ellis? 

B1980-0022 0004P Graduating Photo.jpg

Graduating Class Photo, 1888. George Walter McFarlen is in the back row, fourth from the right. UTARMS, B1980-0022/0004P.

These pages of sketches are from one of McFarlen's notebooks, created from 1886-87, during his second year as a student in civil engineering.

pic_2018-11-28_034653 - Copy (2) - Copy.jpg

Framing of south elevation of a building, 1886. UTARMS, B1980-0022/001(05), p.3.

pic_2018-11-28_034916 - Copy.jpg

Framing of south eleveation of a building, 1886. UTARMS, B1980-0022/001(05), p.5.

A Sampling of Students
G.W. McFarlen, Civ 1888