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Country Life : articles.

Contains untitled loose materials including photocopied articles from Country Life dating back to the early twentieth century. These articles relate to home building and designs including motor houses, country homes, and cottages. Also includes an article focusing on Marshcourt, Hampshire, the residence of Mr. Herbert Johnson.
This file also contains some photocopies from books relating to Italian architecture including the Palazzo del Te and Jacopo Strada's Mantuan Drawings.

Dendy, William

Hamilton research.

Includes ms. holograph research notes on Hamilton's architecture. Additionally contains photocopies of photographs of many buildings in Hamilton from Public Archives Canada, as well as photocopies of the index cards for these photographs. Photocopies from the book Up and Down Hamilton by T. M. Bailey and C.A. Carter are also included in this file. File dividers are used to divide these materials in to separate sections according to the topic to which they relate. Many of the notes are taken from the Hamilton Times and the Hamilton Weekly Spectator and relate to tender calls in the 1840s, 1850s,1860s, and 1870s.

Dendy, William

Toronto research : tender information from the Toronto Globe, 1870-1879.

Includes ms. holograph notes, photocopies of articles from The Builder, and a ts. (computer output) research paper on the subject of Richard Cunningham Windeyer (1830? - 1900). Materials are subdivided according to the theme to which they relate. These research materials cover the period 1870 to 1879 and for each of these years materials can be found under the heading "Miscellaneous" and "Tender Calls" respectively.

Dendy, William

Toronto walking tours.

Includes ms. notes, b&w photographs (originals and photocopies), photocopies from books and other publications, and clippings. These materials are divided into separate file folders according to the building, street, or area of Toronto to which they relate. While some of these materials constitute Dendy's research for walking tours of Toronto, other materials (especially photographs and manuscripts) were used or prepared for the revised edition of Lost Toronto which was published in 1993.

Dendy, William

Bibliographies.

Card files are subdivided into sections as follows:

Bibliography: English (empty); Bibliography: American (empty); Sir C.H. Reilly; Related Armoles; Richard Norman Shaw; Frank Darling's Library; Massey Patronay (empty); York & Sawyer;
*A-Z index of Architects.

See also : Dendy Card File Listing by Rose Tzalmonas Nov. 1994. (updated by R. Koebel, Oct. 1996).

Dendy, William

Architects and their works : R-Z.

Index of architects (R-Z) ordered alphabetically by name. Information provided on these index cards includes name of building, address of building, and year of construction?. In some cases a brief description of the building and/or a bibliographic reference to source of information for the building is contained on the card file also. Most of the buildings listed here were designed and built in the late nineteenth century or first half of the twentieth century.

Includes full listing of architects.

Dendy, William

Architect and subject index, A-Z.

Cards filed alphabetically by name of architect, author name, publication title, or architectural topic. These cards take the form of bibliographic references to publications. Cross references to other cards within this card index also appear on some cards.

Dendy, William

Contact sheets.

Contact sheets (both originals and photocopies), numbered on the verso. The numbers correspond to shhets of negatives in files 439-441. These photographs were taken in the process of researching for Toronto Observed and for walking tours of Toronto given by Dendy.

This file also includes a small number of photographic negatives (both 35 mm and large format negatives) which depict the exterior of Toronto buildings in addition to the interiors of an unidentified historic home.

Dendy, William

Negatives : sheets 101-142.

Photographic negatives contained in numbered transparent holders. The photographs appear to have been taken in the process of researching and gathering materials for the publication Toronto Observed: Its Architecture, Patrons, and History.

Dendy, William

Photographs for book(s) : Toronto architecture.

B&w photographs of varying sizes (primarily 8" x 10") which were taken or gathered in the process of researching for Toronto Observed and possibly for other publications by

Captions (handwritten on back of photographs) are provided in some cases. A considerable number of these photographs are reproductions obtained from Public Archives Canada, from the Ontario Archives, from the City of Toronto Archives, and from the Canadian Pacific Corporate Archives.

This file additionally includes some photocopies and photographs depciting floor plans and architectural drawings (many of these are from the Massey Collection at Public Archives Canada).

Dendy, William

Canadian architecture : reading notes.

Includes research papers by Dendy and others re various architectural themes. One research paper by Stephen Otto relates to the architect F. J. Rastrick. Another photocopied draft ts. by Jim Lemon and Stephen Speisman is entitled "The Building of a Suburb" and relates to the history of Toronto architecture, while a second draft ts. (original) by Dendy is entitled "Temples of Commerce: From the First Canadian Bank to the Second World War". Both of these ts. drafts appear to constitute research conducted to constitute part of a book or books on architecture. Other items included in this file include ms. holograph notes and photocopies of articles relating to bank building, Frederick Rastrick, city planning in Toronto and other matters.

Dendy, William

Concise History of Architecture in Canada : manuscripts.

Includes draft tss. (originals and photocopies) with holograph corrections of different sections written for a work intended for publication and entitled Concise History of Architecture in Canada. One draft ts. was originally stored in a ring binder and is marked as comprising chapters written by Dendy, as well as chapters on Quebec by other authors. The remaining draft tss. are loose leaf copies by Dendy.
Additionally includes two clippings re Ottawa's new National Gallery (1988).

Dendy, William

Darling, Frank : research.

Correspondence, ms. holograph notes, draft tss. (original), some with holograph corrections, photocopies of journal articles, and clippings constituting the research materials of Dendy on Frank Darling.

Dendy, William

Diamond, A.J.

Includes photocopies of journal articles re the Toronto architecture firm A. J. Diamond Associates and its architects including A. J. Diamond himself and Kevin Garland. Also includes an article on A.J. Diamond and Barton Myers. This file also includes photocopies from W.S. Dinnick's book entitled Tremdous Toronto (2nd ed.). Finally, this file includes many photocopies of journal articles and extracts from books which relate primarily to the history of Toronto architecture.

Dendy, William

Public Archives of Canada : finding aids.

Includes untitled loose materials in the form of photocopies of finding aids from Public Archives Canada. The collections to which these finding aids relate include the Dobush, Stewart, Hein collection (1951-1978), the Beach Foundry Ltd. collection (1894-1980), and the Ben Albert Dore collection (1904-1930).

Dendy, William

Toronto research : building permit files I.

Includes ms. holograph notes re building permit file details for some Toronto buildings. Additionally contains photocopies of an architectural drawing of a sign designed for O'Hagan Landscape Co. at Eglington and Bathurst St. in Toronto, as well as photocopies of the architectural plans drawn up for Charles Baker Ltd., 1356 Bathhurst St. in Toronto.

Dendy, William

Toronto research : tender information from the Toronto Globe, 1852-1860.

Includes ms. holograph notes containing Dendy's research on Toronto architecture from the Toronto newspaper The Globe during the period 1860-1865. For each year during this period these materials are divided into two separate sections: 1. Miscellaneous; 2. Tenders. This file also contains photocopies from books, journals and other publications re architects (Henry Bowyer Lane and William Hay) and architectural developments in Toronto in the mid-nineteenth century. Also includes some items of correspondence re Dendy's research into this period of architectural history.

Dendy, William

Toronto research : tender information from the Toronto Globe, 1860-1862.

Includes ms. holograph notes containing Dendy's research on Toronto architecture from the Toronto newspaper The Globe during the period 1860-1862. For each year during this period these materials are divided into two main topics: 1. Miscellaneous; 2. Tender Calls. This file also contains some photocopies from the architectural journal The Builder.

Dendy, William

Toronto building permits (No Order?), 1885-1904.

Card files include information on building permit no. and year, address of building, description of building, and name of architect. In some cases card files are grouped together by street or region of Toronto, but in other cases no specific order applies.

Dendy, William

Building permits, 1903.

Card files include information on building permit no. and year, address of building, description of building, and name of architect.

Dendy, William

Consulting : Consultant study on buildings and their relationship to Yonge Street.

Includes materials which relate to consultancy work carried out by Dendy in his capacity as architectural historian for Littlewood Hesse Architects in Toronto on a "Consultant Study on Buildings and their Relationship to Yonge Street". Items in this file include correspondence, information on Littlewood Hesse Architects, as well as ms. notes by Dendy relating to this consultant study.

Dendy, William

Canadian architecture : research : articles.

Includes photocopies of journal articles relating primarily to Canadian architecture especially to bank building, government buildings, building of war memorials, and home building and design. Additionally, includes some photocopies from books and magazines, as well as some photocopies of photographic materials.

Dendy, William

Canadian Homes and Gardens, 1950-1956.

Contains untitled loose materials. This includes photocopies of journal articles from Canadian Homes and Gardens (1950-1956) re home design and interior decoration. Additionally, includes information sheets re the winning entries in the 1953 design awards of the National Industrial Design Committee.

Dendy, William

Diamond, A.J.

The materials contained in this file appear to primarily constitute research materials gathered by Dendy re the Toronto architect A. J. Diamond. As such this file includes photocopies of journal articles about A. J. Diamond, as well as a copy of a conference paper presented by A. J. Diamond entitled "Rehabilitation in Practice" This file also includes the company prospectus for the architectural firm, A. J. Diamond Associates. This includes details of the architectural and planning projects in which this firm has been involved, as well as information on the firm's personnel, awards, and publications. Additionally this file contains ms. holograph notes re Canadian homes.

Dendy, William

Public Archives of Canada : photocopies of photographs.

Includes photocopies of photographs with captions (on back of each page) indicating what building the photograph depicts and the date it was taken where available. The photographs show key architectural structures in Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario, in Quebec City, Quebec, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dendy, William

Toronto research : building permit files II.

Includes ms. holograph notes re building permit file details for some Toronto buildings. Also includes correspondence received by Dendy from Margo Welch, the Head of Exhibitions at the Royal Ontario Museum on May 25, 1990 re some exhibition proposals which Dendy had sent to the museum.

Dendy, William

Toronto research : tender information from the Toronto Globe, 1880-1886.

Includes ms. holograph notes containing Dendy's research on Toronto architecture from the Toronto newspaper The Globe during the period 1880-1886. Some photocopies from The Globe and from the journal publication The Builder are also contained in this file. For each year from 1880-1886 these materials are divided into two main topics: 1. Miscellaneous; 2. Tender Calls.

Dendy, William

Research: Card Files

Series consists of the detailed hand-written card files prepared by Dendy as a guide to research materials available in his fields of interest in the subject area of Architectural History.
These card files provide different types of information: Bibliographic references to materials in a number of subject areas. This includes special interest topics of Dendy's such as Frank Darling's library and the Massey Patronay. Additionally, an A-Z index of architects (mostly Canadian) is also available. This features bibliographic references to journal articles where information on each architect can be found. In some cases these cards also provide information on the office or home address of these architects. Building permit information for Canada (mainly Toronto) for late nineteenth century or early twentieth century. This includes building permit no. and year, address of building, description of building, and name of architect. This information is organized either by architect, by date, or by street or region. However, in some cases no apparent order applies. Alphabetical index to architects. Information provided on these card files includes the name of the building, address of the building, and year of construction of the building designed by each architect listed. In some cases a brief description of the building is also provided in additin to a bibliographic reference to the source from which information on the building was obtained. Most of the buildings listed in this index were designed in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. Architect and subject index. Card files are filed alphabetically by name of architect, author name, publication title, or architectural topic. These cards take the form of bibliographic references to publications. Subject indexes. This includes an alphabetical subject index to various Canadian and foreign architectural topics, as well as a subject index relating specifically to the history of Toronto's architecture. Miscellaneous card files. Some small sections of card files can also be found which relate to various topics and which are organized in different ways. This includes an index of designs (pencil drawings, prints, and photographs) for buildings in Toronto and other parts of Ontario, an index to topics relating to foreign architecture, and miscellaneous card files re Toronto architecture.

Dendy, William

Building permits.

Card files include information on building permit no. and year, address of building, description of building, and name of architect.
Card files are subdivided into sections as follows:

Building Permits (1891-1897, Toronto); Building Permits (A-T index by name of architect, M-Q missing, 1886-1906); Building Permits (Winnipeg); Building Permits (Places Toronto).

See also : Dendy Card File Listing by Rose Tzalmonas Nov. 1994. (updated by R. Koebel, Oct. 1996).

Dendy, William

Building permits, 1902.

Card files include information on building permit no. and year, address of building, description of building, and name of architect.

Dendy, William

Building permits, 1904.

Card files include information on building permit no. and year, address of building, description of building, and name of architect.

Dendy, William

Miscellaneous architects, buildings : untitled.

Index of architects ordered alphabetically. Also contains a small number of card files containing bibliographic references to architectural publications, as well as some card files relating to Toronto building permits.

Dendy, William

Architects and their works : A-H.

Index of architects (A-H) ordered alphabetically by name. Information provided on these index cards includes name of building, address of building, and year of construction?. In some cases a brief description of the building and/or a bibliographic reference to source of information for the building is contained on the card file also. Most of the buildings listed here were designed and built in the late nineteenth century or first half of the twentieth century.

See also: Dendy Card File Listing by Rose Tzalmonas Nov. 1994. (updated by R. Koebel, Oct. 1996). Includes full listing of architects.

Dendy, William

Subject index, A-W.

Cards filed alphabetically by architectural subject. These cards contain bibliographic references to architectural publications on the topics indexed.
Includes full listing of topics indexed.

Dendy, William

Foreign architecture : untitled.

Includes subject index re UK, U.S., and French architecture. Information on these cards includes bibliographic references to publications relevant to each subject term indexed.

Dendy, William

The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs.

Includes photocopies from The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs. This is a "bi-monthly publication suggesting the architectural uses of white pine and its availability today as a structural wood". Included in this file are photocopies of this publication from 1916-1923.

Dendy, William

Clippings.

Contains loose untitled materials in the form of clippings re Canadian and U.S. architects including Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, Donald McKay, and Henry-Russell Hitchcock. These clippings also focus on architectural developments in Toronto and elsewhere. Also includes a clipping (1990) re Africville, a black settlement in the Maritime provinces. Another clipping focuses on an exhibition of the art works of Wiitasalo and Daniels at the Art Gallery of York University in 1993.

Dendy, William

Programs on Toronto Architecture for CBLT MORNING, Toronto.

These videocassettes include programs re the architectural history of Toronto shown on CBLT MORNING. Dendy was a regular contributor in the fields of architecture and architechtural history for CBLT MORNING between 1985-1986.

The first program (ca. 10 mins. in duration) is entitled "Lost Horizons" and focuses on the history of the development of high rise buildings in Toronto especially commercial architecture. Dendy provides extensive commentary during this program.

The second item (about 5-10 minutes in duration) forms part of a program re Wytchwood Park which also includes commentary by Dendy re the architectural history of this neighbourhood.

These two pieces of film footage are repeated multiple times on each of these two videocassettes.

Dendy, William

Videocassettes.

This series includes two videocassettes (copy 1 and copy 2). Each videocassette show the same film footage.They both include programs re the architectural history of Toronto shown on CBLT MORNING. Dendy was a regular contributor in the fields of architecture and architechtural history for CBLT MORNING between 1985-1986.

The first program (ca. 10 mins. in duration) is entitled "Lost Horizons" and focuses on the history of the development of high rise buildings in Toronto especially commercial architecture. Dendy provides extensive commentary during this program.

The second item (about 5-10 minutes in duration) forms part of a program re Wytchwood Park which also includes commentary by Dendy re the architectural history of this neighbourhood.

Dendy, William

South Pacific.

Promotional poster produced by CBS Inc. for the musical South Pacific staring Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Sarah Vaughan, and Mandy Patinkin.

Dendy, William

Clippings.

Includes originals and photocopies of an article about Dendy by Adele Freedman which appeared in The Globe and Mail on Sept. 14, 1991. Additionally includes photocopy of a clipping (1988?) which appeared in The Toronto Star which focused on Dendy's career as an architectural historian.
This file also includes a photocopy of a review of Toronto Observed: Its Architecture, Patrons, and History by Dendy and Kilbourn. This appeared in Books in Canada in May 1987. Invitations to the launching event for this publication from Oxford University Press in association with Ballenford Books are also among the items included in this file.

Finally this file includes a folded flyer listing the winners of the City of Toronto Book Awards in the period 1974-1991.Lost Toronto received this award in 1979, while Toronto Observed: Its Architecture, Patrons and History received this award in 1987.The program produced for the City of Toronto's Civic Honours Day 1979 is also included in this file. City of Toronto Book awards were presented to William Dendy and other authors as part of this program.

Dendy, William

Sample microfiche : Avery Library, Columbia University.

Includes sample microfiche from the Avery Library, Columbia University in the form of a catalogue of furnishings for the home (original dates back to 1918) produced by Aladdin Company, and in the form of Sweet's Architectural Trade Catalog File (original dates back to 1906).

Dendy, William

Personal and professional : miscellaneous.

Includes miscellaneous materials relating to various research and other interests of Dendy. The majority of materials, however, would seem to relate either to research Dendy conducted for publications he was working on or to consultancy work which he carrried out. Materials include correspondence, meeting agenda, issues of newsletters, ts. and ms. notes by Dendy, clippings, and ephemera. Other items include a photocopy of the finding aid to the J. Morris Woolfson collection at Public Archives Canada, as well as a catalogue of materials in the library of Ludwig Glaeser, and copies of reports re the terms of reference for Heritage Conservation District Studies of the Toronto Historical Board.

Dendy, William

Forest Hill research : building permit files : archive notes : Permit #2888 to Permit #3332.

Includes ms. holograph notes including details of Forest Hill Permit files (Permit #2888 - Permit #3332). Some photocopies of architectural drawings and plans are also contained in this file and the permit no. to which each one relates is indicated. Other materials contained in this file include some items of correspondence relating to the Forest Hill properties listed in this file.

Dendy, William

Personal and professional : miscellaneous.

Includes miscellaneous materials relating to various research and other interests of Dendy. The majority of materials, however, would seem to relate either to research Dendy conducted for publications he was working on or to consultancy work which he carrried out. Materials include correspondence, meeting agenda, issues of newsletters, ts. and ms. notes by Dendy, clippings, and ephemera. Other items include a photocopy of the finding aid to the J. Morris Woolfson collection at Public Archives Canada, as well as a catalogue of materials in the library of Ludwig Glaeser, and copies of reports re the terms of reference for Heritage Conservation District Studies of the Toronto Historical Board.

Dendy, William

West Coast domestic architecture.

Contains untitled loose materials. This includes photocopies of journal articles from Western Homes & Living (issues date from 1950's) and photocopies from books and other publications many of which were received from the Provincial Archives in British Columbia. These materials relate to domestic architecture (both exterior and interior home designs) in West Coast Canada.

This file also includes photocopies of correspondence (dating from the 1950's) of the National Industrial Design Council re Perpetua Furniture Ltd. Also includes photocopies of sketches of furniture and other documentation.

Dendy, William

Consulting.

Contains miscellaneous materials relating to work which Dendy carried out on a consultancy basis in his capacity as an architectural historian. Titled and untitled file folders relating to different consultancy projects in which Dendy participated are contained in this file.

Other materials contained in this file include correspondence relating to Dendy's studies at Columbia University in New York, as well as correspondence relating to the planned reprint of the book Lost Toronto in the early 1990's.

Dendy, William

City Park Co-operative Apartments Inc.

Includes correspondence received by Dendy from City Park Co-operative Apartments Inc. where Mr. Dendy was a resident. This correspondence relates to general members' meetings, to rent charges, as well as to other matters.

Dendy, William

Consulting.

Contains miscellaneous materials relating to work which Dendy carried out on a consultancy basis in his capacity as an architectural historian. Titled and untitled file folders relating to different consultancy projects in which Dendy participated are contained in this file.

Other materials contained in this file include correspondence relating to Dendy's studies at Columbia University in New York, as well as correspondence relating to the planned reprint of the book Lost Toronto in the early 1990's.

Dendy, William

Canada at home : the Canadian house and its furnishings, 1945-1967 : exhibition proposal by Dendy for the Royal Ontario Museum.

Contains untitled loose materials. This includes a copy of the proposal Dendy wrote for an exhibition on the Canadian Home and its Furnishings over the period 1945-1967. Other materials in this file include research materials which Dendy received from the archives of the University of British Columbia re work which he was carrying out in preparation for this proposed exhibition. These research materials take the form of copies of inventories of materials in the Melva Dwyer collection, the Binning Manuscript collection, and the collection of the Council of Forest Industries of B.C. at the archives of the University of British Columbia.

Dendy, William

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