Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F0012 - Gordon Adamson fonds
CA ACU CAA F0012
Gordon Adamson fonds
- 1933-1972 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
74 m of drawings and textual records
Name of creator
Canadian architect. Gordon Sinclair Adamson was born in Orangeville, Ontario, May 19, 1904. He received his B. Arch. from the University of Toronto in 1928. He married Bessie Arlene Graham in 1934. They have one daughter. After working for Sproatt & Roll, Mathers & Haldenby, Edwin Kay Ltd., and Shell Oil Co., he became principal in the firm of Adamson & Morgan in 1934. In 1946 the firm became Gordon Adamson & Associates. He was the president of the Ontario Association of Architects in 1953.
Acquired by donation in 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, and 1985.
Adamson, Gordon Sinclair, 1904-1986.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of drawings, specifications, correspondence, and office files from the architectural practice of Gordon Adamson & Associates, 1933-1972. Fonds also includes a partnership agreement between Gordon Sinclair Adamson and Earle C. Morgan dated March 27, 1945 and correspondence regarding the partnership agreement and partnership termination between Gordon Sinclair Adamson and Earle C. Morgan, February, 1946. Significant projects include: apartment house at 130 Forest Hill Road, Toronto; Holt Renfrew Building, Toronto; Bell Telephone Co. of Canada, Exchange Building, Pickering; Canada and Dominion Sugar Company, Toronto; Co-operators Insurance Association Office Building, London; Kipling Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke; Peacock Contracting Company Office Building, Toronto; St. Clair Balfour Residence, Toronto.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Further accruals expected.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
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Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Includes record nos: 33A/78.13, 61A/79.17, 140A/82.25, 172A/83.27, 217A/85.10
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