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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

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.

Aberta Scott, Decho Properties.

File consists of material relating to property in Walkerton, Ontario, owned by Dixon. He purchased property from Alberta Scott in 1969 and sold property to Decho Properties Ltd. in 1970; he also sold to Robert Foreman in 1972. File includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, deeds, agreements, tax notices and assessments, notices and by-laws for the Corporation of the Town of Walkerton, handwritten notes, etc. File also includes plans of subdivisions in Walkerton (duplicates are present).

Dixon, Ross

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

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

Cottage addition, 1967.

File consists of material relating to an addition built to the Dixon cottage at Paradise Lake. Includes architectural drawings (duplicates and photocopies present), handwritten notes, lists of materials, invoices, agreements, brochures for materials, a building permit, a sketch, and other documents relating to the construction of the addition.

Dixon, Ross

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, Talmon and Anthes family

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

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

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

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

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

Beechwood.

File consists of material relating to the Beechwood Park subdivision in Waterloo. Includes a newspaper clipping, a memorandum, information relating to restructions on residential lands, and a plan of the subdivision (plus a duplicate).

Dixon, Ross

Belmont buildings : cost & return.

File consists of material relating to the costs for Job #124 (Belmont store no. 3). Includes handwritten notes and calculations, cost analysis summary charts, quotations, material lists and estimates, etc. File also includes some cost analysis and material lists relating to other jobs.

Dixon, Ross

Doors : wood & folding.

File consists of brochures, leaflets, and catalogues advertising doors, including folding doors and garage doors. File also includes an architectural drawing of a door.

Dixon, Ross

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.

House plans.

File consists of material collected by Dixon relating to house plans and building trends. Includes brochures, articles, and advertisements clipped from magazines and newspapers (for builders, housing developments, etc.; some with annotations) and handwritten notes. File also includes plans for the Maple Heights and Beechwood Park subdivisions in Waterloo (some with annotations) and other architectural drawings, as well as a photostat list of lot prices for Beechwood Park.

Dixon, Ross

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.

Large ranch style.

File consists of material collected by Dixon relating to house plans and building trends, and primarily to larger ranch-style house plans. Includes articles and advertisements clipped from magazines and newspapers (for house plans, housing developments, etc.; some with annotations), brochures, and architectural drawings (house plans).

Dixon, Ross

Lindsay cost analysis, plans, lot sketch.

File consists of material relating to the purchase of land and the development of an apartment complex in Lindsay, Ontario, by the Westmount Construction Co. Includes charts and notes regarding the costs of the project, a newsletter from the Central Mortgage & Housing Corporation, four drawings of the eight-suite apartment building, and two sketches of kitchen cupboards.

Dixon, Ross

Lindsay mortgage offer.

File consists of material relating to the purchase of land and the development of an apartment complex in Lindsay, Ontario, by the Westmount Construction Co. Includes newspaper and magazine clippings, application forms for a loan, an offer to purchase land, a draft propsal for the incorpration of Kawartha Developments Limited, handwritten notes, outgoing correspondence, and a drawing of the proposed apartment complex.

Dixon, Ross

Miscellaneous (file 1 of 2).

File consists of miscellaneous material relating primarly to the activities of the Westount Construction Co., house plans, and housing developments. Includes brochures and magazine clippings, advertisements, plans and drawings, charts and forms, a letter, and other material.

Dixon, Ross

Miscellaneous (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material relating to construction and the contacts of the Westmount Construction Co. Includes issues of the Canadian Building Digest and an issue of the Builder's Bulletin (National Reseach Council, Division of Building Research; and Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation respectively), handwritten notes relating to materials costs comparisons, a handwritten listing of subtrades and their contact information, a floor plan, and newspaper clippings.

Dixon, Ross

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.

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

Scrapbook (file 2 of 2).

File consists of a scrapbook containing magazine clippings kept by Dixon as ideas for house plans and layouts, home decor, and home furnishing. Most clippings are related to kitchens and bathrooms. Scrapbook also includes brochures, sketches, and an architectural drawing (ornamental iron railing).

Dixon, Ross

Sketches and plans.

File consists of material relating to building houses and house plans. Includes architectural drawings, clippings from magazines and newspapers, and brochures.

Dixon, Ross

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

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

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

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

Special cupboard built-in and stair details.

File consists of material relating to designs for built-in cupboards and a fireplace as well as decorative railings, for various jobs. Includes sketches and architectural drawings and handwritten notes.

Dixon, Ross

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 : humidifier patent.

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

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

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

Airewood model.

File consists of plans for the Airewood model house by N.O. Hipel Ltd. (Preston, Ontario).

Dixon, Ross

Apartment building by Ray Haffner Construction Ltd.

File consists of plans for an 11-unit apartment building at 45 Avondale Avenue South, Waterloo by Ray Haffner Construction Ltd. File also includes a leaf of typed information about the building and units (rental rates, expenses, amenities, etc.).

Dixon, Ross

Avon model.

File consists of plans by the Westmount Construction Co. for the Avon model house (possibly Job 74). Verso of one drawing notes "Split, #119."

Dixon, Ross

Belmont building plans.

File consists of material relating to Job #67-14, an office building on Belmont Avenue in Kitchener. Includes proposed, revised, and accepted architectural plans and drawings for the building as well as plans from previous jobs of a similar nature. Some plans contain handwritten annotations. File also contains some handwritten notes.

Dixon, Ross

Belmont shop, Kitchener.

File consists of building plans for Job #67-14, Belmont Shop, Kitchener, by the Westmount Construction Co. Drawn by "A-Plan."

Dixon, Ross

Built-ins sketches.

File consists of architectural drawings for cupboards for Job 63 (Dr. & Mrs. G.F. Watson). Duplicate drawings are present.

Dixon, Ross

Drawings by Frank Adams.

File consists of three pencil drawings of houses by Frank Adams, del., for the Westmount Construction Co.

Dixon, Ross

Edbrook and Edwood models.

File consists of plans for the Edbrook and Edwood model model houses by N.O. Hipel Ltd. (Preston, Ontario).

Dixon, Ross

The Forum.

File consists of plans drawn by J. Crebolder for the Forum model house, prepared for the Westmount Construction Co. File also includes a leaflet from Better Homes and Gardens describing the model.

Dixon, Ross

The Forum.

File consists of plans drawn by J. Crebolder for the Forum model house, for the Westmount Construction Co.

Dixon, Ross

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.

The Forum.

File consists of plans for the Forum model house by J. Crebolder for the Westmount Construction Co.

Dixon, Ross

The Forum.

File consists of The Forum model house plans drawn by J. Crebolder for the Westmount Construction Co.

Dixon, Ross

Job 11 : Darling plan.

File consists of house plans by N.O. Hipel Ltd. (Presten) for the Westmount Construction Co.

Dixon, Ross

Job 13 : Ferguson residence.

File consists of house plans by N.O. Hipel Ltd. (Preston, Ontario) for the Westmount Construction Co. Duplicates present.

Dixon, Ross

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

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

Job 18 : Anderson.

File consists of house plans by N.O. Hipel Ltd. (Preston, Ontario) for the Westmount Construction Co.

Dixon, Ross

Job 23.

File consists of house plans.

Dixon, Ross

Job 23.

File consists of house plans by the Westmount Construction Co.

Dixon, Ross

Job 24.

File consists of house plans by the Westmount Construction Co.

Dixon, Ross

Job 24.

File consists of house plans by the Westmount Construction Co.

Dixon, Ross

Job 25.

File consists of house plans by the Westmount Construction Co. Plans approved for construction on Lot 83 of Plan 677.

Dixon, Ross

Job 25.

File consists of house plans by the Westmount Construction Co.

Dixon, Ross

Job 26.

File consists of house plans by the Westmount Construction Co.

Dixon, Ross

Job 26.

File consists of house plans by the Westmount Construction Co.

Dixon, Ross

Job 26 : preliminary study : Dr. Harvey.

File consists of a preliminary study (revised) for a house plan by the Westmount Construction Co.. A portion of the drawing was cut out and a new portion taped on.

Dixon, Ross

Job 27.

File consists of house plans by the Westmount Construction Co.

Dixon, Ross

Job 30.

File consists of house plans by C.E. Voelker for the Westmount Construction Co. Plans approved for construction on Lot 157 and part of Lot 158 of Plan 677, Street #270.

Dixon, Ross

Job 30 : office copy.

File consists of house plans by C.E. Voelker for the Westmount Construction Co. Duplicates present.

Dixon, Ross

Job 31.

File consists of house plans by the Westmount Construction Co.

Dixon, Ross

Job 32.

File consists of house plans by the Westmount Construction Co. Duplicates present.

Dixon, Ross

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

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