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Fonds F0018 - John B. Parkin/NORR (Firm) fonds

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John B. Parkin/NORR (Firm) fonds


  • 1937-1974 (Creation)

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ca. 18,000 drawings and other material

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John B. Parkin Associates formed in 1947 when John B. Parkin went into partnership with his brother, Edmund T. Parkin, a landscape architect, and with John C. Parkin (no relation). In 1968, the firm changed its name to Parkin Architects Engineers and Planners. In 1970, John C. Parkin left to establish Parkin Architects Planners while Roy Marshall joined as partner in Parkin Architects Engineers and Planners, Los Angeles. After several name changes, a new partnership emerged in Toronto under the name Neish Owen Rowland & Roy, and in 1986 became NORR Parternship Limited.

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Acquired by donation in 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, and 1984.

Parkin, John Burnett, 1911-1975 ; NORR Partnership Limited

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Fonds consists of drawings, microfilm, photographs, and correspondence and office files from the architectural practice of John B. Parkin/NORR Parternship Ltd., 1938-1974. Significant projects include: Ontario Association of Architects Headquarters, Toronto; Salvation Army National Headquarters and Temple, Toronto; Oshawa Central Collegiate Institute, Oshawa, ON; Faberge Factory, Etobicoke, ON; Garage and Stores Building, York Hydro System; Humber Memorial Hospital.

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Further accruals expected.

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The material is in English.

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Also includes 308 microfilm reels (16 mm), 42 microfilm reels (35 mm), ca. 323 m of textual records, and ca. 2.4 m of photographs


Includes record nos: 1A/75.01, 23A/77.73, 55A/79.11, 69A/80.04, 88A/80.23, 110A/81.14, 157A/83.12,


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