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Fonds F 4359

Langley and Howland fonds


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Title
Langley and Howland fonds
Dates of Creation
1862-1908
Physical Description

339 architectural drawings

Scope and Content

The Langley and Howland fonds consists almost exclusively of architectural drawings for churches created by architect Henry Langley and the succession of architectural partnerships formed by Henry and his son Charles Langley. In chronological order, the firms are as follows: Gundry and Langley; Henry Langley; Langley, Langley and Burke; Langley and Burke; Langley and Langley; and Langley and Howland.

The drawings include plans, elevations, sections and details for more than sixty Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Anglican and Roman Catholic churches in many Ontario cities and towns, including Toronto, Ottawa and London. In addition, the fonds includes a handful of sunday schools (additions and free standing), a synod house, and a couple of miscellaneous private patron commissions. Included are presentation, contract, and perspective drawings as well as blueprints.

Many of these structures remain operational even though they bear a different name than used by the original designers. Many have also likely been extensively renovated and added on to, or demolished.

The drawings have been arranged into 78 series by project based on partnership or firm name.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Langley and Howland was a Toronto, Ontario-based architectural firm formed in 1907 and closed in 1941.

Langley and Langley was a Toronto, Ontario-based architectural firm lasting from 1892 to 1907.

Langley, Langley and Burke was a Toronto, Ontario-based architectural firm established in 1873 and dissolved in 1884.

Langley, Langley and Burke was a Toronto, Ontario-based architectural firm established in 1873 and dissolved in 1884.

Gundry and Langley was a Toronto, Ontario-based architectural firm lasting from 1862 to 1869.

Henry Langley (1837-1907) was a Toronto, Ontario-based architect active between 1855 and 1899.

Edward Langley was a Toronto, Ontario-based builder and architect, active from ca. 1873 to 1884.

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Langley and Howland (firm)

Langley and Langley (firm)

Langley and Burke (firm)

Langley, Langley and Burke (firm)

Langley, Langley and Burke (firm)

Gundry and Langley (firm)

Langley, Henry, 1837-1907

Langley, Edward, d. 1897
Restrictions on Access
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Terms For Use and Reproduction
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Langley and Howland fonds was donated to the Archves of Ontario by University of Toronto architecture professor Eric Arthur.
Custodial History

The Langley and Howland fonds of architectural drawings likely remained in the custody of the Langley and Howland firm until 1941, when the firm was dissolved. After this point they were most likely in the custody of Charles Langley until his death in 1951. A letter dating from April 28, 1959, addressed to G.W. Spragge, from Eric Arthur, makes reference to a collection of original working drawings of churches and other buildings and offers them as a gift to the Ontario Archives. Though the total number of drawings is not given, Arthur refers to having "8 portfolios left to examine and another 5 which were ready for transfer to the archives", all of which were given to him by Mrs. Langley's solicitor. A letter dating from May 7, 1959, addressed to Eric Arthur from G.W. Spragge, refers to the Langley drawings by name and repeats an offer to come and pick up the drawings at Arthur's convenience. Another letter dating from June 4, 1959, addressed to Arthur from Spragge, refers to a division of the Langley and Howland drawings into two sets: nineteenth century Ontario and Toronto, with the former going to the Archives of Ontario and the latter going to the Toronto Public Library. A final letter dated June 11, 1959, addressed to Eric Arthur acknowledges receipt of the nineteenth century Ontario set of drawings at the Archives of Ontario.

Associated Material

The Special Collections section of the Toronto Reference Library holds the Langley Collection in the Baldwin Room. It contains 218 architectural drawings for the various Langley partnerships, from the 1860s with Gundry and Langley up to the firm of Langley and Howland, as well as three job registers, 1885-1925.

Related Material

For other records of the succession of Langley firms, see the Inventory for the J.C.B. and E.C. Horwood Collection (C 11). This collection contains architectural projects by architects Henry Langley, and Edward Langley as individual practitioners, as well as projects by the firms of Gundry and Langley, Langley, Langley and Burke, Langley and Langley, and Langley and Howland. Specifications prepared in 1926 by Langley & Howland for J. B. MacKinnon [Mrs.] House (Roches Point, Ont.), can be found in Series C 315-2. Drawings prepared by Gundry and Langley during 1868-1869 for Government House (Toronto, Ont.), located at King and Simcoe Streets, can be found in sub-series RG 15-13-2.

Physical Condition

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Notes

Title supplied from the name of the last firm involved in creation of the fonds.

Accruals

No accruals are expected.

Former Codes

The Langley "group" of drawings were previously arranged and described at the Archives of Ontario by location, as part of the Architectural Measured Drawings Collection. In this system, when drawings were acquired, a sequential "D" number was assigned to each folio sheet for retrieval. The Langley drawings were later controlled by the reference code for the student Measured Drawings in Eric Arthur's fonds (C 57-7, Acc. 2458).

The original "D" numbers have been retained in the current arrangement, and may be traced to their assigned archival series through the "D" Number to Series Conversion List (hard copy Informational Appendix F 4359, B1).

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4359-1 Drawing for a house on Queen Street for Thomas Dick Esq. in Toronto, Ontario
F 4359-2 Drawings for Synod House in London, Ontario
F 4359-3 Drawings for St. James Church in Stratford, Ontario
F 4359-4 Drawings for New Episcopal Church in Whitby, Ontario
F 4359-5 Drawings for a Wesleyan Methodist church in Oshawa, Ontario
F 4359-6 Drawings for a new church in Port Hope, Ontario
F 4359-7 Drawing for St. John's Roman Catholic church in Whitby, Ontario
F 4359-8 Drawings for a Wesleyan Methodist church in Oshawa, Ontario
F 4359-9 Drawing for St. Thomas' Anglican Church in Brooklin, Ontario
F 4359-10 Drawings for a Baptist church in Georgetown, Ontario
F 4359-11 Drawing for St. George's Anglican Church in Guelph, Ontario
F 4359-12 Drawings for St. Thomas' Church and school house in Hamilton, Ontario
F 4359-13 Drawings for a Baptist church in Aylmer, Ontario
F 4359-14 Drawings for Holy Angels' Roman Catholic Church in St. Thomas, Ontario
F 4359-15 Drawing for All Saints' Church schoolhouse in Whitby, Ontario
F 4359-16 Drawing for Church of the Good Shepherd in Stayner, Ontario
F 4359-17 Drawing of St. Peter's Church in Cobourg, Ontario
F 4359-18 Drawings of Chalmers United Church in Guelph, Ontario
F 4359-19 Drawings for Roman Catholic Church in Duffins Creek, Ontario
F 4359-20 Drawings for St. George's Anglican Church in Galt, Ontario
F 4359-21 Drawings for First Baptist Church in Oshawa, Ontario
F 4359-22 Drawings for St. John The Evalgelist Anglican Church in Elora, Ontario
F 4359-23 Drawings for Cronyn Memorial Church in London, Ontario
F 4359-24 Drawing for Yonge Street Methodist Church in Toronto, Ontario
F 4359-25 Drawings for Elizabeth Street Primitive Methodist Chapel in Barrie, Ontario
F 4359-26 Drawings for St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Stayner, Ontario
F 4359-27 Drawings of Church of the Angels' Guardian in Orillia, Ontario
F 4359-28 Drawings for Knox Presbyterian Church in Ottawa, Ontario
F 4359-29 Drawings for a Roman Catholic church in Newmarket, Ontario
F 4359-30 Drawings for a Wesleyan Methodist church in Peterborough, Ontario
F 4359-31 Drawings for Christ's Church in Hamilton, Ontario
F 4359-32 Drawing of Wesleyan Methodist church near Milton, Ontario
F 4359-33 Drawings of St. Andrew's Church in Saint John, New Brunswick
F 4359-34 Drawing of an Anglican church in Mississauga, Ontario
F 4359-35 Drawings of St. Peter's Presbyterian Church in Madoc, Ontario
F 4359-36 Drawings of a Wesleyan Methodist church in Aylmer, Ontario
F 4359-37 Drawings of a Roman Catholic church in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
F 4359-38 Drawing of a Wesleyan Methodist Church in Oshawa, Ontario
F 4359-39 Drawings of St. John's Church schoolhouse in Port Hope, Ontario
F 4359-40 Drawings of a Methodist church in Ridgetown, Ontario
F 4359-41 Drawings of a Wesleyan Methodist church in Tara, Ontario
F 4359-42 Drawings of Old Methodist Church in Woodstock, Ontario
F 4359-43 Drawings of a Presbyterian church in Woodville, Ontario
F 4359-44 Drawings of a Presbyterian church in Beaverton, Ontario
F 4359-45 Drawings of Bloor Street Central Methodist Church in Toronto, Ontario
F 4359-46 Drawings of a Unitarian Church in Toronto, Ontario
F 4359-47 Drawings of a Methodist church in Trenton, Ontario
F 4359-48 Drawings of St. Paul Street Methodist Church in St. Catharines, Ontario
F 4359-49 Drawings of a Methodist church in Kincardine, Ontario
F 4359-50 Drawings of a Primitive Methodist Church in Millikens Corners, Ontario
F 4359-51 Drawings of a Baptist church in Orillia, Ontario
F 4359-52 Drawings of a Methodist church in Seaforth, Ontario
F 4359-53 Drawings of Ontario Ladies College in Whitby, Ontario
F 4359-54 Drawings of a Methodist church in Hamilton, Ontario
F 4359-55 Drawings of a Methodist church in Newmarket, Ontario
F 4359-56 Drawings of a Primitive Methodist church in Unionville, Ontario
F 4359-57 Drawings of a Presbyterian church in Richmond Hill, Ontario
F 4359-58 Drawing of York Street Baptist Church in London, Ontario
F 4359-59 Drawings of an Anglican church in Oshawa, Ontario
F 4359-60 Drawings of a Baptist church in Renfrew, Ontario
F 4359-61 Drawings of a church in Sand Hill, Ontario
F 4359-62 Drawings of St. James' Sunday School in Stratford, Ontario
F 4359-63 Drawings of First Baptist Church in Ingersoll, Ontario
F 4359-64 Drawings of First Baptist Church in Brantford, Ontario
F 4359-65 Drawings of a Methodist church in Islington, Ontario
F 4359-66 Drawings of Sherbourne Street Methodist Church in Toronto, Ontario
F 4359-67 Drawings of a Baptist church in Toronto, Ontario
F 4359-68 Drawings of a Methodist church in Toronto, Ontario
F 4359-69 Drawings of a Methodist church in Uxbridge, Ontario
F 4359-70 Drawings of a Baptist chapel in Walkerton, Ontario
F 4359-71 Drawing of Bloor St. East Central Methodist Church in Toronto, Ontario
F 4359-72 Drawing of a Wesleyan Methodist church in Peterborough, Ontario
F 4359-73 Drawings of Chalmers Church in Guelph, Ontario
F 4359-74 Drawing of Trinity United Church in Beeton, Ontario
F 4359-75 Drawings of Cambridge Street United Church in Lindsay, Ontario
F 4359-76 Drawings of a Methodist church in Port Arthur, Ontario
F 4359-77 Drawings of St. Anne's Anglican Church in Toronto, Ontario
F 4359-78 Drawings of a school building in Woodstock, Ontario