Fonds C 23

McMurrich and Oxley fonds

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McMurrich and Oxley fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

ca. 2500 architectural drawings

ca. 500 photographs

60 centimetres of textual records

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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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McMurrich and Oxley (firm)

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright held by creator. These materials cannot be published without permission of the copyright holder.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was acquired by the Archives of Ontario in 1984 and 1987 from McMurrich and Oxley.

Title based on contents of the fonds.

Former Codes

Accession Number: 16483 and 21065.

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