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Federal Office Building, Halifax

Federal Office Building, Halifax

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People

  • Ross, Patterson, Townsend & Heughan (creator)
  • Ross, Patterson, Townsend & Fish (creator)
  • Ross, Patterson, Townsend & Heughan (architectural firm)
  • Ross, Patterson, Townsend & Fish (architectural firm)
  • Allan F. Duffus (architect)
  • Canada. Dept. of Public Works (client)
  • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

Title

Federal Office Building, Halifax

Dates of creation

1949-1957

Level of archival description

File 325

Scope and Content

File documents an executed project for a government office building in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Material in this file was produced between 1949 and 1957.

File contains index cards, survey drawings, preliminary drawings, preliminary and design development drawings, working drawings, detail drawings, electrical drawings, mechanical drawings, photographs, and textual documents.

Reference Number

AP013.S1.D325

Location

Halifax Nova Scotia Canada

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    • Reference Number: ARCH39270
    • Title: Underground drainage, plot plan, detail of borings, surveyor's plan
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 survey drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • drawings, measured

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 blueprints, 1 diazotype, 1 graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39276
    • Title: Plans and sections of schemes no. 1 and 2
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 preliminary drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • preliminary drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39288
    • Title: Plans, sections, elevations of scheme no. 3
    • Form: drawings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    17 preliminary drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • preliminary drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39305
    • Title: Elevator layout, stairs, elevation and section, roof plan, floor plans, property outline, kitchen layout, cafeteria layout, storage area, fire pump, soap dispensing system
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    18 preliminary and design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawing
    • preliminary drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39323
    • Title: Basement and floor plans, penthouse and roof plans, elevations, sections
    • Form: drawings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    18 working drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • ink on linen
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39341
    • Title: Plot plan and entrance details, wall sections, finish schedules, penthouse finish and stair schedule, floor plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 detail drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • ink on linen

    Method of Projection:

    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39353
    • Title: Concrete and steel structural plans and details
    • Form: drawings
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    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    16 detail drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 ink on linen, 3 graphite on tracing paper

    Method of Projection:

    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39369
    • Title: Electrical plans and details, sub-station layout
    • Form: drawings
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    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    14 electrical drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • electrical drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • ink on linen
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39383
    • Title: Fire pump and pressure system tank, electrical floor plans
    • Form: drawings
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    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    11 mechanical drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • mechanical drawing (building system drawing)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 ink on linen, 1 graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39398
    • Title: Mechanical and electrical specifications
    • Form: textual records
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    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Description:

    2 copies

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH39402
    • Title: Calculations for foundations, correspondence, sketches
    • Form: textual records
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    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH39403
    • Title: Correspondence, void calculations
    • Form: textual records
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    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    1 file(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH39394
    • Title: 10P-01: Federal Office Building, perspective drawing showing Hollis Street facade
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)
    • Fraser Films Limited (photographer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Dimensions:

    b/w (21,2 x 19,5 cm)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH39395
    • Title: Federal Office Building, perspective drawing showing Hollis Street facade
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)
    • Fraser Films Limited (photographer)

    Description:

    10P-02: b/w (21,5 x 19,6 cm); Federal Office Building, perspective drawing showing Hollis Street facade (duplicate of above print with adjustments to the chimney). Photographer; Fraser Films Limited, Montreal

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Dimensions:

    b/w (21,5 x 19,6 cm)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH39396
    • Title: Building specifications
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH39397
    • Title: Building specifications
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH39400
    • Title: Lists of shop drawings
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual records(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 51 sheets
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39401
    • Title: Engineering brief
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH39404
    • Title: Void engineering brief
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH39405
    • Title: Engineering brief for structural steel, column schedules
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual records(s)

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