File 8 - Proposal for front entrance.

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Proposal for front entrance.

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2 architectural drawings : col., onion paper ; 57 x 43 cm

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Dr. Wilfred G. Reive and Mabel M. Reive (nee Little) lived in 33 Brock Street, Kitchener, until the early 1950s. In 1950, the family needed a location close and equidistant to the two local hospitals and purchased a lot of land at 178 Claremont Avenue, Kitchener. They chose local architect Theophilus Hughes Wells for designing their house, Guelph landscape architect Roland Barnsley for the gardens, and hired local construction companies for the construction work. The Reive family moved to 178 Claremont Avenue in 1951, before the construction was finished, and lived in it until 2015.

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Architectural drawings for the building of 178 Claremont Avenue, drawn and stamped by architect Theophilus Hughes Wells. Includes two drawings with a proposal for the front entrance and detail.
File arrived in archives with handwritten note by donor that read: “Theo Hughes Wells, architect. Blueprints (stamped T. Hughes Wells). Note front entrance did not include portico, only recessed panel door w[ith] side windows & pan window over door (one cancelled cheque).”
Cancelled cheque mentioned in note is located in file 6.

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Edges of drawings are folded and have some tears.

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Donated by Michell Reive in 2021.


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  • English

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Described by CGD in 2021.

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  • English

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