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Dominion Bureau of Statistics Building

Dominion Bureau of Statistics Building

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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)
  • Canada. Dept. of Public Works (client)
  • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

Title

Dominion Bureau of Statistics Building

Dates of creation

1949-1954

Level of archival description

File 335

Scope and Content

File documents an executed project for a government office building in Ottawa, Ontario. Material in this file was produced between 1949 and 1954.

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

Reference Number

AP013.S1.D335

Location

Ottawa Ontario Canada

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    • Reference Number: ARCH39755
    • Title: Excavation and plot plan, topography maps, plan of heating tunnel and storm sewer
    • Form: drawings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 survey drawing(s)

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    • drawings, measured

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    • 1 graphite on tracing paper, 6 diazotypes
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39762
    • Title: Proposed site plan, cafeteria layout, floor plans, roof plans
    • Form: drawings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    15 preliminary drawing(s)

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    • preliminary drawing

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    • graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39777
    • Title: Site plans, section, layout of services, floor plans, plot plan, proposed kitchen, underground electrical system
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Description:

    site plans, section, layout of services, floor plans, plot plan, proposed kitchen, underground electrical system, maintenance division, cafeteria layout

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    16 preliminary and design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawing
    • preliminary drawing

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    • graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39793
    • Title: Kitchen layout, health unit, distribution centres, service elevator, location of garage, publication plan
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Description:

    kitchen layout, health unit, distribution centres, service elevator, location of garage, publication plan, cafeteria partition, perspectives of cafeteria and conference room, plans and elevations of conference room, window, chair design, conference table, waste paper room, entrance hall

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    16 preliminary and design development drawing(s)

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    • design development drawing
    • preliminary drawing

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    • 15 graphite on tracing paper, 1 ink on linen
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39809
    • Title: Plans, girders, pipings, entrance details, stone sill, partition, re-location of room
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Description:

    plans, girders, pipings, entrance details, stone sill, partition, re-location of room, sub-store room, elevator pits, steel beams, dark room, clock system, column cap

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    15 preliminary and design development drawing(s)

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    • design development drawing
    • preliminary drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39824
    • Title: Supply duct, air duct, lockers, fan, exhaust system, wiring diagram, clock face, heating additions, roof sections, terrace, storm sash, windows
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    15 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: ARCH39839
    • Title: Foundation and footing plan, floor plans, sections, elevations, windows
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    11 working drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • ink on linen
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39850
    • Title: Schedule, miscellaneous details and sections, auditorium, entrance, main entrance and lobby, cafeteria and conference room, expansion joints, floor tile designs, flashing, toilets and time clock
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    18 detail drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 ink on linen, 12 graphite on tracing paper

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    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39868
    • Title: Toilets and showers, windows, slop sink, kitchen partitions, drinking fountains, cafeteria ceiling, cafeteria details
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    15 detail drawing(s)

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    • graphite on tracing paper

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    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39883
    • Title: Dark room, doors, floor designs, wall detail, hoistway plans, lobby and stairhalls, access panels, architraves for elevators, health unit, telephone booths
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    16 detail drawing(s)

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    • graphite on tracing paper

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    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39899
    • Title: Bronze plaques, doors, manhole cover, marble landing, conference room, ceiling details
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Description:

    bronze plaques, doors, manhole cover, marble landing, conference room, ceiling details, auditorium, canteen area, cupboards, kitchen ceiling, refrigerator, directory board, screen partition, commissionaires office, ceiling coves, microfilm room, architectural and mechanical modifications

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    20 detail drawing(s)

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    • graphite on tracing papers

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    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39919
    • Title: Structural plans, column schedules
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    14 structural drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • structural drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • diazotypes
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39933
    • Title: Structural plans, column schedules
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    11 structural drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • structural drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 diazotypes, 6 blueprints
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39944
    • Title: Structural plans and details, column schedule, metalwork
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    16 detail and structural drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • structural drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 ink on linen, 10 graphite on tracing paper

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    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39960
    • Title: Underground drainage and conduits, mechanical plans and details, kitchen equipment and services
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    23 mechanical drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • mechanical drawing (building system drawing)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 ink on linen, 10 graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39983
    • Title: Lighting layouts, electrical plans and details, flow diagram
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    10 electrical drawing(s)

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    • electrical drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • ink on linen
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    • Reference Number: ARCH39993
    • Title: Telephone system, communication and radio systems, electrical plans and details
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    9 electrical drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • electrical drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 ink on linen, 2 graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH40002
    • Title: Steam converter for hot water heating system by Johnson Service Co., passenger elevator by Otis-Fensom Elevator Company Ltd
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    3 consultant drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • consultant drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 blueprints, 1 diazotype
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    • Reference Number: ARCH40005
    • Title: Specifications for excavation, backfill, foundations and footings
    • Form: textual records
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    2 copies

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    2 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH40007
    • Title: Specifications for structural steel
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    2 copies

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    2 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH40012
    • Title: Special report on design for atomic blast, calculations, graphs, blueprints
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Description:

    includes 4 blueprints

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    1 file(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH40013
    • Title: Calculations, estimates
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    1 file(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH40009
    • Title: Building specifications (copy no. 1)
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    1 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH40010
    • Title: Building specifications (copy no. 8)
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    1 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH40011
    • Title: Lists of shop drawings
    • Form: textual records

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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    1 textual records(s)

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    • 66 sheets
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    • Reference Number: ARCH40014
    • Title: Engineering brief for structural steel foundations
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    1 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH40015
    • Title: Press release "The New Building for the Dominion Bureau of Statistics"
    • Form: textual records

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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    1 textual records(s)

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