Fonds C 23
ca. 2500 architectural drawings
ca. 500 photographs
60 centimetres of textual records
Fonds consists of the architectural drawings of McMurrich and Oxley and their predecessor, Sommerville, McMurrich and Oxley. Fonds also contains some architectural drawings from Oxley and Chapman, Loren Arthur Oxley's father's architectural firm. The drawings are largely of Hamilton and Toronto buildings.
Various projects are documented in the fonds including: Holy Blossom Temple, 1936-1949; Prince's Gate, 1927; Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, 1965-1967; Peace Bridge Approach Plaza, Fort Erie, 1952-1960; Pembroke General Hospital, 1952-1955; Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, Canadian Plaza, 1959 and 1960- 1962; Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Fall, Canadian Approach Plaza, 1949-1942; McMaster University Hamilton - various proposals, during the 1930's, 1940's, and 1950's; and the Junior Red Cross Hospital, Calgary, 1945- 1951. Also represented are the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Hospital at St. Thomas, and additions to St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Reference drawings of architects such as J.P. Hynes and A.A. Post are included.
In addition, fonds contains photographs, newspaper clippings and subject files pertaining to various projects, clients and architectural history.
McMurrich and Oxley was a Toronto, Ontario architectural firm, established in 1953 as Somerville, McMurrich and Oxley, and wound up around 1987.
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Title based on contents of the fonds.
Accession Number: 16483 and 21065.
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