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Archief F0023 - McCarter Nairne fonds

Identificatie

referentie code

CA ACU CAA F0023

Titel

McCarter Nairne fonds

Datum(s)

  • 1906-1981 (Vervaardig)

Beschrijvingsniveau

Archief

Omvang en medium

ca. 32,000 drawings
ca. 210 items of display material
ca. 107 m of textual records

Context

Naam van de archiefvormer

(1921-1982)

Institutionele geschiedenis

McCarter Nairne & Partners was a Vancouver-based architectural firm founded in 1921 by John Young McCarter (1886-1981) and George Colvil Nairne (1884-1953). McCarter was born in Victoria, BC and trained in the offices of Thomas Hooper (Victoria, Vancouver) before entering private practice in 1912. He served overseas during the First World War. In 1918, he married Ann Gordon and they had two children, Joan Chalmers and Jean Leslie. Nairne was born in Inverness, Scotland in 1884 and articled there before working in New York, Seattle, and finally, Vancouver. He also served overseas during World War I. The partnership began in 1921 and primarily designed houses and small apartment buildings. Within a few years they moved on to design two of Vancouver's first skyscrapers (the Marine Building and the Georgia Medical Dental Building). During the Second World War, the firm assumed the responsibility for federal wartime housing and urban development in British Columbia. After the war was over, the firm designed a wide variety of buildings, including factories, banks, and schools. The last project involving both partners above was the General Post Office (Vancouver), a one-square city block structure.

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Geschiedenis van het archief

Acquired by donation in 1980, 1983, and 1985.

McCarter Nairne & Partners

Directe bron van verwerving of overbrenging

Inhoud en structuur

Bereik en inhoud

Fonds consists of drawings, display material, correspondence, brochures, and office files from the architectural practice of McCarter Nairne & Partners, 1906-1953. Significant projects include: the Marine Building, Vancouver, BC; Georgia Medical Dental Building, Vancouver, BC; Canadian Services College Royal Roads, Vancouver Island, BC; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, BC; General Post Office, Vancouver, BC.

Waardering, vernietiging en slectie

Aanvullingen

Further accruals expected.

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Voorwaarden voor toegang en gebruik

Voorwaarden voor raadpleging

No restrictions on access.

Voorwaarden voor reproductie

Taal van het materiaal

Schrift van het materiaal

Taal en schrift aantekeningen

The material is in English.

Fysieke eigenschappen en technische eisen

Toegangen

Verwante materialen

Bestaan en verblifplaats van originelen

Bestaan en verblijfplaats van kopieën

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Aantekeningen

Aantekening

Includes record nos: 71A/80.06, 84A/80.19, 160A/83.15, 161A/83.16, 213A/85.06

Aantekening

Title based on contents of fonds.

Alternative identifier(s)

ckey

2991114

Original fonds identifier

CAA-3465

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Status

Niveau van detaillering

Verwijdering van datering archiefvorming

Taal (talen)

Schrift(en)

Bronnen

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