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43 Schneider Avenue, Kitchener, Ont.

  • Hand drawn floor plan for the Schantz family home located at 43 Schneider Avenue, Kitchener, Ont. This is likely the original floor plan for the house. It is possible that not all of the rooms shown on this floor plan were physically constructed when the house was built.
  • The house at 43 Schneider Avenue, Kitchener Ont., was built in 1887-1888 by Tobias and Mary Schantz, and has remained in the family to the present day.

Schantz Russell Family

Berlin water works plans.

File consists of a plan of the Berlin water works at Shoemaker Avenue, showing the proposed outlet of the dam; and a plat of the land of the Berlin Water Works Company. Plat shows land owned by Alexander Shoemaker, Jane Ann Shoemaker, James Potter, Berlin Water Works Company, and Moffett, Hodgkins, & Clarke.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Ratz, Elmer, estate : blueprints.

Blueprints illustrating property owned by various members of the Ratz family including John Ratz, George Ratz, Simon Ratz and Daniel Ratz.

Ratz Family

Architectural drawings for the Berlin Y.M.C.A.

  • SCA303-GA339
  • Fonds
  • 1895

File consists of three architectural drawings of the building of the Berlin [Kitchener] Y.M.C.A. at 22 Queen Street North. Includes a side elevation, main and upper floor plans, and details of the locker room.

Kitchener-Waterloo Young Men's Christian Association

Pavilion.

File consists of architectural plans for a proposed pavilion, drawn by W.H.E. Schmalz. Includes a front elevation, cross-section and floor plans for the main and upper floors. Plans have been annotated, possibly by a teacher.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Proposed St. Mary's Church rectory.

File consists of architectural plans for St.Mary's Church by W.H.E. Schmalz. Sheet one shows front and side elevations, a floor plan and a proposal painting. Sheet two shows ground floor plan, first floor plan, Duke St. elevation and Young St. elevation.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Plans.

File consists of four plans. Includes two plans by N.J. Goebel entitled "City of Berlin," and two copies of a plan entitled "Canada Furniture Manufacturer's Limited, Berlin, Ont., Simpson Factory and Gaukel Street Properties."

Rieder and Anthes family

C.P.R. 15 Ft. arch culvert no. 1 main line.

File consists of architectural plans for a culvert arch, possibly by W.H.E. Schmalz. Includes plan, half end view, half section, longitudinal centre cross section, section at AB, section at DC and section at EF.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Water works project specifications.

File consists of material relating to the construction of a water tower (on Edward Street, later Duke Street) and a concrete water reservoir and pumping station (at Shoemaker Avenue) for the Berlin water works; sewage disposal works and a trunk sewer extension for the Town of Waterloo; and water works for the Town of Hespler (later Cambridge).

Includes typed specifications and information for bidders (carbon copies), post cards from potential contractors, a proposal (including an architectural drawing), draft and blank contracts, and other documents.

Proposal for water tower from Chicago Bridge & Iron Works; but contract went to L. Mensch (Chicago).

Pequegnat, Marcel

Dominion Tire blueprints.

File consists of one blueprint for the Dominion Tire factory on Strange Street in Kitchener. Blueprint shows the front and side elevations. Design by Albert Kahn, architects.

Dominion Rubber Company

Dominion Tire powerhouse blueprints.

File consists of one blueprint for the powerhouse for the Dominion Tire factory on Strange Street in Kitchener. Blueprint shows the front elevation and floor plan. Design by Albert Kahn, architects.

Dominion Rubber Company

L.J. Mensch blueprints.

File consists of two architectural drawings by civil engineer and contractor L.J. Mensch (Chicago, IL) probably submitted as part of a tender. Drawings are entitled: "500,000 gallon tank in reinforced concrete for Berlin, Ontario, Canada" and "Reinforced concrete reservoir for Berlin, Ontario, Canada".

Pequegnat, Marcel

American Water Softener Company Proposal

File consists of material relating to a proposal by the American Water Softener Company (Philadelphia, PA) to install a filtration system for water from Shoemaker's Lake. Includes the proposal, operating instructions, and technical drawings of various components of the system.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Proposed municipal building for Kitchener, Ontario suggested by Mr. W. Harttung.

File consists of architectural drawings of the proposed municipal building for the city of Kitchener. Plans were drawn by Hall & Duerr, architects and industrial engineers. Sheet one shows a presentation drawing, section thru council chambers, section thru assembly room, ground floor plan, first floor plan, second floor plan. Sheet two shows a first floor plan (in situ) a second floor plan and a third floor plan. Sheet three shows King st elevation, rear elevation, longitudinal section, basement floor plan and perspective view.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Kitchener Park layout.

  • SCA375-GA435
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1920

One proposed plan for a home and 1/4 acre vegetable garden called Kitchener Park, designed by Landscape Architect John H. Melady.

Melady, John H.

Municipal building, Kitchener, Ontario.

File consists of architectural drawings of the proposed municipal building for the city of Kitchener. Plans are unsigned but are probably by W.H.E. Schmalz. Sheet one shows the ground floor plan, elevation of comfort station, comfort station floor plan, mezzanine floor plan. Sheet two shows the basement floor plan and the comfort station basement floor plan.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Competition for city hall, Kitchener, Ont.

File consists of architectural drawings for the proposed Kitchener city hall, by W.H.E. Schmalz. The plans are dated Oct. 10, 1921. A small moon drawing is present where an architect's signature would usually be found. Sheet one shows two elevations and a cross section, sheet two shows four floor plans (ground floor, first floor and two small rooms), sheet three shows a basement floor plan and a block plan.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Hopkins Crank, kitchen etc.

File consists of one architectural drawing of a house called "Hopkins Crank." Includes a floor plan, front and side views, and elevations. Also includes a photocopy.

Gill, Eric

Kitchener land acquisitions : 1921.

File consists of ten plans by S. Sharpe (city engineer) showing property in downtown Kitchener acquired by the City of Kitchener in 1921. File also includes a plan by Chas Knechtel (architect) showing the subdivision of the Consolidated Rubber Co. Ltd. in Kitchener, locating semi-detached houses.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Competition for city hall, Kitchener, Ont.

File consists of architectural drawings for the proposed Kitchener city hall, probably by W.H.E. Schmalz. The plans are dated Aug.4, 1921. Sheet one shows two elevations and one cross section. Sheet two shows six floor plans. The plans are unsigned, but thought to be by W.H.E. Schmalz based on similarity to other signed plans. A small beehive drawing is present where an architect's signature would usually be found.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Competition for municipal building, city of Kitchener.

File consists of architectural drawings of the proposed municipal building for the city of Kitchener. Plans are unsigned and are dated Aug. 3, 1921. Sheet one shows a presentation drawing and side elevation as well as a data sheet; sheet two shows longitudal section, transverse section, section thru fire hall, elevation waiting room, King st elevation, rear elevation and market elevation; sheet three shows first floor plan, second floor plan and basement plan as well as three smaller room plans.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

History.

File consists of miscellaneous material relating mainly to the history of RMS. Includes correspondence and memoranda (mainly among company managers and executives), reports and proposals, newspaper and magazine clippings (mainly obituaries of former employees), ms. notes, photocopied items, photographs, and two architectural drawings. File also includes a program and ribbon from the 1920 Dominion Rubber Systems annual picnic, and the August 1, 1920, issue of the Keystone (newsletter for employees of Dominion Rubber System in Kitchener, Elmira, and Port Dalhousie).

It is not clear who accumulated the material in the file or for what purpose.

Rubber Machinery Shops

Radio wiring : diagrams and notes.

File consists of material relating to the design and production of radio receivers. Includes 35 blueprints of wiring diagrams, typed descriptions of the diagrams, and typed parts lists.

Electrohome

Architectural Drawings

Series consists of architectural drawings and specifications for residences commissioned by H.L. Guy. Includes architectural drawings and specifications for his family home at 110 John Boulevard in Waterloo, as well as architectural drawings for the family summer cottage.

Guy, James Rutherford and George Harrington

110 John Boulevard : specifications.

Specifications for the building of 110 John Boulevard, Waterloo, Ont, owned by H.L. Guy, Esq., drawn up by Forsey, Page & Steele Registered Architects, Toronto, Ont. The specifications include a table of contents and 28 pages outlining masonry, carpentry, painting and glazing, lathing and plastering, electric wiring, plumbing, tiling, and heating for the home.

Forsey, Page & Steele

10" fan development : blueprint.

File consists of a graph relating to the development of a 10-inch diameter fan blade. Graph depicts the maximum watts consumed by the fan and the free air flow.

Electrohome

Sales and technical information : fans.

File consists of material relating to technical specifications and sales information for fans and their motors, and pricing for merchandise (including furniture and home entertainment products) manufactured for other stores. Includes product literature for fans; typed lists of prices, discounts, distributors, and agencies; memoranda and correspondence; four photographs of fans; and two blueprints of graphs relating to motor operations. Material is divided into the following tabs: Electrohome motor, Eaton's, Simpson's, Hudson's Bay, and Macleod's Limited (latter three tabs are empty).

Electrohome

Research : humidifier patent.

File consists of a patent (carbon copy) with specifications and a technical drawing for a humidifier, invented by Carl A. Pollock.

Electrohome

YWCA floor plans.

File consists of four architectural drawings by Knechtel and Shmalz Architects, showing floor plans for the ground floor, second floor, third floor and basement of a proposed addition to the YWCA building.

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo

H.G. Acres Correspondence : labour and progress (file 1 of 2).

File consists of correspondence from H.G. Acres, chief engineer, mainly to secretary-treasurer F.P. Adams and his successors P.A. Ballachey (1941-1942) and E.F. Roberts (from 1942), regarding the contracts for the construction of the Shand dam and related work. Letters are carbon copies sent to Marcel Pequegnat. File also includes a blueprint relating to repairs to the Shand dam.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Radio Production Alliance.

File consists of material relating to the formation and operations of the Radio Production Alliance and the securing of contracts from the Department of National Defense for the production of radio equipment during World War II. Includes carbon copies of correspondence and memoranda, ms. notes, one technical drawing, and other documents. Correspondence is among the members of the Alliance, and with the Department of National Defense, Department of Munitions and Supply, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. File probably belonged to Carl A. Pollock.

Electrohome

Telephone receiver cover : diagram.

File consists of a diagram of a telephone receiver cover (part no. B-2694) reprinted on photographic paper, with the original date of 1942. Drawing includes note: "for approval of Dept. of National Defence for air R.C.A.F. ref. no. 10A/4286 type C4".

Electrohome

Type 5 DC motor : technical drawings.

File consists of material relating to the development of the component parts for the type 5 series of DC motors. Includes technical drawings of the parts, one memorandum, and carbon copies of inspection reports. Titles of technical drawings, issued by Electrohome and Universal Electric Company (Owosso, MI), include: brush spring, spacer, bearing, shaft, wedge, washer, lead eyelet, mounting bracket, field coil, insulator cap, armature winding, armature assembly, field assembly, and communicator assembly. Duplication among drawings may exist.

Electrohome

Spooner Machinery (Canada) Limited specifications and tender.

Contains correspondence between Ronald L. Panton of The Spooner Machinery Company Limited and Jack Russell and C.M. Dare regarding the purchase of a Sandvik Steel Band Oven with Terminal Length for biscuit manufacturing. File includes price listing, specifications, tender, and 5 sheets of technical drawings of the biscuit plant, biscuit oven, and zone control cubicle.

Dare Foods Limited

Electronic organ.

File consists of material relating to publicity for electronic organs (including Electrohome's first electronic organ, the Allegro), the license for Kinsman electronic organs, and the product line for 1968/69. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda, draft and final versions of news releases (some edited) ms. notes, press clippings, several Kinsman brochures, schedules for a press conference and exhibitions, and four blueline drawings of organs. File also includes six photographs of people playing and posing with organs.

Electrohome

Tire sales and service building design.

File consists of plans for a proposed Dominion Rubber Company tire sales and service building for small-medium markets. Includes a perspective drawing, elevations, and a floor plan. Plan was drawn by the general engineering department.

Dominion Rubber Company

Western Division.

Consists of material relating to the Dare Foods Limited biscuit plant in Surrey, B.C. File contains invitations; programs; newspaper clippings; agenda; speeches from the plant opening 1962; three b&w photographs each 20.5 x 25.5 cm, 1961-1962; one promotional pamphlet for new plant 1962; and one plan by the Canadian Industrial Risks Insurers plan of Dare Foods Ltd., Surrey B.C. plant 1981.

Dare Foods Limited

New building for Dare Foods Limited : Holt Kennedy Site : Surrey, British Columbia, February 1962.

Contains sheets 1, 9 and 10 of 17 of architectural and technical drawings relating to Dare Foods Limited building in Surrey, B.C. The drawings are by Dominion Construction Co. Ltd., engineers and contractors, Vancouver, B.C. All three are drawn by Sorensen. The architectural drawing is a plot plan for the plant. The technical drawings consist of septic tank, structural steel, and miscellaneous steel details.

Dare Foods Limited

Revisions.

File consists of two architectural drawings showing revisions to original plans of the YWCA for the second floor, ground floor kitchen, basement, and third floor laundry. Plans are by architectural firm Barnett, Rieder and Hymmen.

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo

Research : Art Metal Inc.

File consists of material relating to a trip to Art Metal Inc. (office furniture manufacturer in Jamestown, NY) by John Koegler. Includes a memorandum and report about the trip and the company, three Art Metal Inc. sales manuals, ms. notes, photostat press clippings about the electrocoating paint application technique, and four technical drawings. The drawings were prepared by The Globe Tool and Engineering Co. (Dayton, OH), and are titled: "Electrical circuit", "Hydraulic assembly", "Gear counter assembly", and "Counter disengage".

Electrohome

Research : map and parking facilities study plan.

File consists of a map of Kitchener-Waterloo depicting dates and types of aerial photography that had been mapped, and a study plan of parking facilities on Lancaster and Arnold streets in Kitchener. Both items prepared by the City of Kitchener, planning department.

Electrohome

Central Ontario Television Limited : Building Committee operations (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the operations of the Building Committee established at Central Ontario Television Limited in 1972 to respond to the need for new studio and office facilities, and material relating to a zone change application and the purchase of land. Includes correspondence and memoranda (some carbon copies), agendas and minutes of Building Committee meetings, draft and final versions of legal documents, draft and final versions of reports, eight folded architectural drawings (including plot plans and site plans), and ms. notes.

Electrohome

Central Ontario Television Limited : Building Committee operations (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the operations of the Building Committee established at Central Ontario Television Limited in 1972 to respond to the need for new studio and office facilities, and material relating to a zone change application and the purchase of land. Includes correspondence and memoranda (some carbon copies), agendas and minutes of Building Committee meetings, draft and final versions of legal documents, draft and final versions of reports, eight folded architectural drawings (including plot plans and site plans), and ms. notes.

Electrohome

Operations and Environment Committee meeting : May 20, 1970.

File consists of material relating to a meeting of the Operations and Environment Committee on May 20, 1970 to discuss a proposal for a new facility and other business. Includes a meeting agenda, a memorandum, a proposal and other information for the meeting, and two folded lot plans.

Electrohome

Air purifiers.

File consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding electrostatic air purifiers, including inquiries from potential customers in response to an news article. File also includes memoranda, draft and final versions of news releases, copies of a product fact sheet, press clippings, and a drawing of the layout for an instruction booklet.

Electrohome

Corporate Facility Planning Proposal : May 1971.

File consists of a proposal, distributed to members of the Operations Committee in May 1971, regarding warehouse additions at Plant 6 and Plant 3. Includes two folded lot plans (scales differ).

Electrohome

Grand River Railway Company : agreement.

File consists of material relating to business conducted with Grand River Railway Company (Preston, ON) concerning a water main undercrossing of the railway siding at the Electrohome plant on Goodrich Drive (Plant 6). Includes correspondence, agreements, and one architectural drawing created by Bennett & Wright Contractors Ltd. and includes covering letter and a stamp permit.

Electrohome

Electrohome Facility File.

File consists of two copies of a document entitled Electrohome Facility File, a reference guide to information on the company's facilities prepared by Onorio Cicchini, Facilities Planning. Includes 25 folded lot, plot, and floor plans (scales differ). One copy includes a memorandum annotated "C.A. Pollock".

Electrohome

Roseneath : plans.

File consists of architectural drawings for the resort proposed for the Roseneath property. Plans created by Strong and Associates Architects and Planners. Includes a site plan for the property and drawings of the various buildings (administration, staff, restaurant/athletic centre, housing units, etc.).

Muskoka Lakes Association

YWCA floor plans.

File consists of four architectural drawings by Rieder, Hymmen and Lobban Architects, showing floor plans for the basement, ground floor, second floor and third floor of proposed renovations at the YWCA building.

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo

Biscuit Division plant tour.

Contains records pertaining to the Biscuit Division plant tour. File consists of notes on the company profile of Dare Foods, notes on the role of Dare Foods in the Quebec economy, notes on the purpose and objectives of Dare Foods, a plan of the Kitchener biscuit plant, and descriptions of each area, special rooms and machines in the biscuit plant.

Dare Foods Limited

Guelph/Waterloo Education LINK (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the Guelph/Waterloo Education LINK and the donation of equipment for the electronic classroom by Electrohome. Includes invoices, donation request forms, correspondence, brochures about Guelph-Waterloo collaborative science graduate programs, portfolios of material about the University of Guelph and its Research Park, and a blueline print depicting the layout of the electronic classroom.

Electrohome

Guelph/Waterloo Education LINK (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the Guelph/Waterloo Education LINK and the donation of equipment for the electronic classroom by Electrohome. Includes invoices, donation request forms, correspondence, brochures about Guelph-Waterloo collaborative science graduate programs, portfolios of material about the University of Guelph and its Research Park, and a blueline print depicting the layout of the electronic classroom.

Electrohome

505 Conestoga Boulevard, Cambridge : excess land option.

File consists of material relating to the severance of a portion of the property at 505 Conestoga Boulevard in Cambridge, ON, by Fasco Motors Inc., and the purchase and sale of portions of this property by Electrohome. Includes correspondence (some faxed), forms and agreements (faxed, carbon, and photocopies), photocopies of site plans, ms. notes, and other photocopied material. File also includes two folded copies of a draft plan of survey of part of lot 23, registrar's complied plan 1379 in the City of Cambridge, prepared by J. Douglas Ansley Ltd., Ontario Land Surveyors (Kitchener, ON).

Electrohome

809 Wellington Street property.

File consists of material relating to the property at 809 Wellington Street in Kitchener, ON; a zone change application and the potential purchase of parts of the property by Northport Landing (Waterloo, ON); and the purchase of parts of the property by First Gulf Development Corporation (Mississauga, ON).

Includes correspondence and memoranda, ms. notes, maps and folded site plans (and some photocopies of same), photocopies of extracts of zoning by-laws, copies of forms, a draft purchase agreement, and other material. Plans depict part 2 of lot 32 and 34, reg. plan 763, reference plan 58R-3130, in the City of Kitchener.

Electrohome

Ground breaking, September 14, 1993.

Contains one architectural drawing of the Southland plant. The drawing was done by The Haskell Company and is a watercolour, pen and pencil crayon drawing of the exterior of the Southland plant.

Dare Foods Limited

CN [Canadian National Railway Company] land purchase proposal.

File consists of material relating to the purchase of land by Electrohome from the Canadian National Railway Company, Real Estate Management (Toronto, ON). Includes agreements, correspondence and memoranda (including e-mail print outs and faxes), ms. notes, photocopies of insurance certificates and cheques, and a notice of hearing (City of Kitchener). File also includes a Plan of Survey of Lot 33, Municipal Compiled Plan 763 in the City of Kitchener, Regional Municipality of Waterloo.

Electrohome

Lake Joseph Club settlement agreement.

File consists of a signed agreement between the Lake Joseph Club and the Muskoka Lakes Association regarding a condominium development by the Club. Also present are a master plan of the development and a plan of Phase 1 of the development as schedules to the agreement.

Muskoka Lakes Association