A British civil engineer who migrated to Australia and established an architectural practice
Glebe resident for 30 years
Ferdinand Hamilton Reuss was born in the UK but spent some time in America (where he worked on the New York-Erie Railway). Reuss was trained as a civil engineer (in the British firm of Robert Stevenson, the great lighthouse engineer and grandfather of Robert Louis Stevenson) and arrived in Australia in the boom Gold Rush years. He was active as an architect, builder and also a surveyor in Sydney during the 1870s and 1880s.
He bought land and created a delightful cluster of picturesque villas and thus has a significant surviving legacy in Glebe.
On the Early Glebe Architects walk, surviving Reuss building Reussdale is featured.
For more information see the Glebe Society web site: ‘Ferdinand Hamilton Reuss’.