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- CA ACU CAA F0049
Two maquettes of gargoyles carved as models for the grotesques that would subsequently be carved in the upper corners of the entrance to the Senate Chamber of Canadian Parliament. The maquettes were donated by the family of Thomas Dunlop Rankin (1886-1965) who supervised the reconstruction of Parliament Centre Block (1916-1927). Initials carved into the grotesques "W.J.A." are those of Walter Joseph Allen who was an English sculptor employed on the construction of the Centre Block. Allen worked as the superintendent of the modeling and carving shop and was responsible for the team of carvers from April 2017 to June 1924.
Rankin, Thomas Dunlop
- CA ACU CAA F0025
- 1956-1975, predominantly 1960-1968
Fonds consists of architectural drawings, photographs, articles, writings, notes, sketches, and correspondence of Norbert Schoenauer between 1960 and 1970. The fonds includes architectural drawings for the projects Smyth Road Competition (Ottawa), Kanata Beaverbrook Community master plan (Ottawa), Fathers of Confederation Memorial Building (Charlottetown), Mimosa Street (Montreal), and Chomedey Civic Centre (Laval). The fonds also includes professional records documenting Schoenauer’s writings The Court-Garden House, The Point-Block Concept, Architecture Montreal, The New City Centre, Our Garden, Streetscape and Standards, Site and Scale, and various book reviews. The fonds is divided into two series: 1. Professional records - writings, and 2. Project records - drawings.