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Fonds F0016 - Jerome Markson fonds

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Jerome Markson fonds


  • 1954-1993 (Creation)

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ca. 7300 drawings
ca. 100 items of display material
19.20 m of textual records

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Canadian architect. Jerome Markson was born in Toronto, Ontario, March 21, 1929. He received his B.Arch. from the University of Toronto in 1953. He married Mayta Ruth in 1953 and has two daughters. He has been the principal in Jerome Markson Architects (Toronto) since 1955. His work to date has encompassed an exceptionally wide range of project types, including industrial, administrative, residential, recreational, community, religious, and medical buildings. Markson is perhaps best known in the architectural community for his medium density multiple housing designs, such as townhouses and 'stacked housing'. He has served as Vice-Chairman, Toronto Chapter of the Ontario Association of Architects (1969-70), as well as a Member of the Board (1976) and Vice-President (1978) of the Toronto Chapter of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. He is also a Fellow in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, an Associate in the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, a Member of the Ontario Association of Architects and the Ordre des Architectes du Quebec. Awards include: Canadian Housing Design Council Award, 1960, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1977, 1980 and 1983; Massey Medal, 1964; Ontario Association of Architects Award, 1964, 1970, 1977; Canadian Architect Award, 1968, 1970; Markham Environmental Award, Ontario, 1980.

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Acquired by donation in 1978, 1979, and 2001.

Markson, Jerome, 1929-

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Fonds consists of drawings, display material, correspondence and office files of the architectural practice of Jerome Markson, 1954-1993. Significant projects include: Pembroke Sherbourne Housing Development, Toronto; Woodview Housing Development, Woodbridge, ON; Group Health Centres, Sault Ste. Marie and St. Catharines, ON; Sherwood Park Manor Nursing Home, Brockville, ON; Erin Mills Development.

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Further accruals expected.

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The material is in English.

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Includes record nos: 46A/78.36, 62A/79.18, 278A/01.02, 291A/06.03


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