CA ACU GBA F1322
- 1910-1950 (Creation)
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54 architectural plans. -- 1 cm of textual records. -- 14 photographs
Name of creator
Rex Arlo Millar, 1891-1967, was born in Colfax, Iowa, USA. He arrived in Calgary in 1902 and was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Construction Department. He received an architectural degree in 1913. He designed residences, warehouses, bowling alleys, stores, a fire station, and business buildings. He was an employee of Riverside Iron Works and sales manager for Dominion Bridge Company from 1926 to 1946. He then returned to private architectural practice from which he retired in 1966. He was an honorary member of the Alberta Association of Architects and an associate member of the Engineering Institute of Alberta. He and his wife, Mary, ?-1971, had three daughters, Phylis, ?-1925, Alice, and Florence, 1918-1996.
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Gift of Florence Millar, 1971-1986.
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Scope and content
- The fonds consists of architectural plans by Millar, photographs of the Millar family and Calgary views, and miscellany.
- RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING BUILDING PROJECTS ARE IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Scrap Metal, Arcade block, Banff Springs Hotel (W.S. Painter, architect), Bassano business block, Byron Harmon store (Banff), Calgary Cooperative Fur Farmers Association, Calgary fire hall, Crescent Bowling building, Crown Feed Ltd., Davidman block, Eastern Star building, Ferguson Supply Co., Glencoe block, Great West Saddlery (Didsbury), Hotel Excelsior, Mrs. B.P. Hutton house, Imperial Oil Co., Jakey "Magneto" store, Kemp buildings (Olds), Maclin Motors, A.H. Mayland garage, McLaughlin house, William Millar Store (Hodgson and Bates, architects), Morrison store (Didsbury), Olympic Bowling Alleys, Pace Apartments, Purity Flour Mills, Rio block, Riverside Iron Works, L.M. Roberts warehouse, Royalite Oil Co., Stewart Electric Hatcheries, Stewart's Auto Service (Airdrie), and W.S. Cooper Ltd.
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The material is in English.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018