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Fonds F0019 - John Cawston fonds

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CA ACU CAA F0019

Title

John Cawston fonds

Date(s)

  • 1946-1967 (Creation)

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Fonds

Extent and medium

ca. 3,900 aperture cards ; 8 x 19 cm
10 microfilm reels ; 35 mm

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Name of creator

(1911-1967)

Biographical history

Canadian architect. John Cawston was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1911. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. (Arch.) in 1935. In 1940 he married Marjorie Lorraine Nye and together they had two children. From 1941 to 1945 he served with the R.C.A.F. He did his architectural training with G.H. MacDonald (Edmonton) then became partner in the firm Stevenson Cawston Stevenson (Calgary, 1947-50). In 1952 he set up his own practice J.A. Cawston Associates and continued working until his death in 1967. He was a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He also served as President of the Alberta Association of Architects.

Archival history

Acquired by donation in 1977 and 2000.

Cawston, John Alexander, 1911-1967.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of drawings from the architectural practice of J.A. Cawston Associates, 1946- 1967. Significant projects include: Barron Building, Calgary; Brown Building; Chinook Shopping Centre, Calgary; Glenmore, CrossBow and Fort Macleod hospitals; several Greyhound terminals in Southern Alberta.

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The material is in English.

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Includes record nos: 10A/77.49, 274A/00.06

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Title based on contents of fonds.

Alternative identifier(s)

ckey

2991110

Original fonds identifier

CAA-3455

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