Collection SCA398-GA463 - Claremont Avenue house collection.

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Claremont Avenue house collection.

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  • 1942-[199-], predominant 1950-1953 (Creation)
    Reive Family

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Physical description

5 cm of textual records
12 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm.
9 photographs : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
3 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm or smaller
13 architectural drawings : pen and pencil on paper ; 49 x 35 cm
2 architectural drawings : col., onion paper ; 57 x 43 cm
1 tube packaging: cardboard ; 40 x 6 cm

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Biographical history

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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Materials created or accumulated by the Reive Family, especially Dr. Wilfred G. Reive and Mabel M. Reive during the moving, purchasing, design, and construction of their family home at 178 Claremont Avenue. Includes invoices and cheques, architectural drawings, and family photographs.

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Donated by Michell Reive in 2021.


Arranged in series as follows:

  • 1. Invoices and payments.
  • 2. Architectural drawings.
  • 3. Photographs.

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  • English

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Copyright University of Waterloo Library.

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Described by CGD in 2021.

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  • English

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178 Claremont Avenue in Building Stories.

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