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Dendy, William
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Series consists of manuscripts and galley proofs prepared for publications and other research reports and papers by Dendy.
This includes a photocopy of a preliminary report, which Dendy wrote for the National Historic Sites Service in Ottawa re the 1968 Archaelogical Excavations Conducted at Fort Beausejour National Historic Park, Aulac, New Brunswick. It also includes a ts. draft of a research paper presented by Dendy entitled "The Background of Modernism in Toronto". Finally, Series consists of several sections of the galley proofs prepared for the revised and expanded edition of Lost Toronto which was published in 1993, in addition to a list of the photographs used in the first edition of this work (1978).

Dendy, William

Worcester Cathedral.

Illustration from The Illustrated London News, April 6, 1861. Also includes clipping from same issue of journal re Worcester Cathedral.

Dendy, William

William Dendy fonds.

  • SCA146-GA119
  • Accession
  • [ca. 1900], 1921-[194-], 1963-1993, predominant 1970-1992
  • Part of William Dendy fonds.

The fonds consists of materials documenting William Dendy's life and career as an architectural historian. This includes university course notes, research material for published works, research material on the history of Canadian architecture and other research interests such as Forest Hill, Hamilton, the architects Frank Darling and William Somerville, and the Massey family. Some materials relate to Dendy's teaching activities, Toronto walking tours and consultancy projects.

Includes articles, card files, clippings, correspondence, electronic records, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, ms. and ts. notes. Includes photographs, negatives, and approximately 40,000 slides (including more than 17,000 images of Canadian architecture, urban space, and landscape). These slides were taken by Dendy and are each individually identified by him.

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

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

University : as student and teacher.

Includes degree certificates awarded to Dendy including a Degree of Bachelor of Arts (1976) and a Master of Arts (1979) from St. John's College in the University of Cambridge. Additionally, includes a photograph which shows Dendy receiving a degree or an award at unidenfitied ceremony or event.

Another photograph appears to depict students and staff in the school of architecture at Massey College, University of Toronto (1979-1980). Dendy was one of the staff members in this year and he is among the individuals in this photograph. All members in this photograph are identified in an accompanying list.

Finally, this file contains a photograph depicting a group of people who Dendy may have worked or studied with. The occasion on which this photograph was taken and the individuals in this photograph are, however, not identified.

Dendy, William

United States : guides and brochures.

Materials contained in this file were collected by Dendy when he lived in the U.S.A or was visiting the U.S.A. They include maps, and many tourist guides in the form of pamphlets, folded flyers, and brochures. Many of these take the form of guides to museum and gallery exhibitions, while others take the form of walking tour guides or guides to historic buildings or regions within the U.S.A.

In particular guides to different areas of Chicago issued by the Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks are contained in this file. Other items include postcards, col. photographs, as well as clippings and issues of journals which relate primarily to the theme of architecture and/or art in certain areas of the U.S.A.

Dendy, William

U.S. and Canadian Cities : guides and brochures.

Includes maps of regions and cities within Canada and the U.S.A. Additionally includes tourist guides to historic buildings and sites both within Canada and the U.S.A., as well as guides to gallery and museum exhibitions. Also includes a publication entitled York Minster and its Problems and another publication which focuses on the architecture of New York city.

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

Toronto walking tour materials.

Includes many ms. and ts. (original and computer output) notes by Dendy prepared for the purposes of Toronto Walking Tours which were given by him. Each set of notes relates to a different area of Toronto. Other items include Toronto walking tour guides produced by the North Toronto Historical Society, the Central Y.M.C.A., Toronto, and other bodies. Photocopies from books and clippings re certain areas of Toronto are also contained in this file. Additionally this file includes maps of many different areas of Toronto, as well as many brochures and leaflets relating primarily to walking tours of different areas of Toronto.

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

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 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 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 : buildings.

Includes ms. holograph notes in the form of a listing of some of the buildings in Toronto organized by the area in which they are located. Details of the street address, the architect(s), the permit file no., date of construction?, and a description of the building are provided. Includes research on Forest Hill.

Dendy, William

Toronto research : buildings.

Includes ms. holograph notes in the form of a listing of buildings in Toronto organized either by their street location or by type of building. Details of the street address, the architect(s), and a description of the building are provided.

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 : 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 by street.

Index to Toronto buildings by street. Also includes description of building, name of architect, date of construction? Most of the buildings listed here were designed and built in the second half of the nineteenth century or first half of the twentieth century.

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

Toronto architecture : subject index.

Includes index to architectural topics including Toronto architects (card files feature information on architects' works) and different regions of Toronto (card files contain information on historic buildings in indexed region).
Includes list of subject index terms.

Dendy, William

Toronto Western Hospital : photographs.

Includes four b&w photographs (one mounted on cardboard, one in a frame), one of which depicts the Toronto Western Hospital at the end of the 19th century, and three of which depict this hospital at the beginning of 20th century. The two remaining b&w photographs depicting the Toronto Western Hospital were taken more recently, probably in the 1970's or 1980's

Dendy, William

Toronto : road atlas plates.

Includes building plans, plans for building lots and park lots, as well as plans of subdivisions of lots. Also includes road atlas plates. All of these materials cover the Toronto area and take the form of either originals or photocopies. Also includes ts. report by Dendy and other materials re the consultancy work carried out by Dendy on 74-76 York St. for Page and Steele Architects.

Dendy, William

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