Fonds F0035 - Rule Wynn & Rule Architects, Edmonton fonds

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Rule Wynn & Rule Architects, Edmonton fonds


  • 1913-1955 (Creation)

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ca. 3,000 drawings
ca. 500 photographs
ca. 7.5 m of textual records

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Canadian architects. The firm of Rule Wynn and Rule Architects was established in Edmonton in 1938 by John Ulric Rule (1904-1978) and Gordon K. Wynn (1910-1994). They were joined the following year by John Rule's brother, Peter Leitch Rule (1913-1964). All three principals were graduates of the University of Alberta's architecture program. Although a series of name changes have reflected changes in key personnel, the existing Edmonton office is one of the longest continuously operating architectural firms in Alberta.;During World War II the firm was left in the hands of the Rules' father, Peter Rule, Sr., a building inspector for Alberta Government Telephones. Although not trained as an architect, Rule, Sr. designed many of the provinces telephone exchange buildings. To recognize his contribution to Alberta's architectural landscape, he was granted a special certificate by the Alberta Association of Architects in January 1941. In 1945, the firm expanded to Calgary with Peter Rule as partner in charge. The Calgary office was closed in 1986.;Awards: City of Edmonton Architectural Award - 1978; Alberta Association of Architects Award - 1978, 1979, 1983, 1985.

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Acquired by donation in 1977, 1978, and 1991.

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The fonds consists of drawings, photographs, and specifications of the architectural practice of Rule Wynn & Rule (Edmonton), 1913-1955. Significant projects (Edmonton office) include: Foster McGarvey Funeral Home; Varscona Theatre; Alberta Government Telephone Building; Commonwealth Aquatic Centre (all located in Edmonton).

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The material is in English.

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Includes record nos: 6A/77.07, 38A/78.26, 254A/91.01


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