Fonds F0490 - Carter-Halls-Aldinger Company Ltd. fonds

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Carter-Halls-Aldinger Company Ltd. fonds


  • Copied 1978 (originally created 1911-1929) (Creation)

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47 photographs

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The Carter-Halls-Aldinger Company Ltd. was established in Winnipeg in 1907 by W.H. Carter, F.E. Halls and A.H. Aldinger. The firm was involved in the building and engineering field and built numerous large structures across western Canada. In Calgary, Alberta it built the Hudson's Bay Company store, the Leeson and Lineham building, the Merchants Bank and the extension to the Palliser Hotel. The company built the Banff Springs Hotel in the 1920s and an extension to the Chateau Lake Louise. It also did extensive work for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) across the west. The firm reorganized in 1944 and became Commonwealth Construction Company Ltd. In 1955 a consortium of English construction firms took control.


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The fonds consists of photographs of construction of Banff Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise, Palliser Hotel, Hudson's Bay Company store and other Calgary buildings.

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The material is in English.

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The originals are held by Commonwealth Construction.

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Link added to Archives Photographs on July 27, 2015.

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Thursday, March 03, 2016




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