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National Film Board Building

National Film Board Building

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People

  • Ross, Patterson, Townsend & Fish (creator)
  • Ross, Patterson, Townsend & Fish (architectural firm)
  • John & Drew Eberson (consulting architectural firm)
  • Canada. Dept. of Public Works (client)
  • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

Title

National Film Board Building

Dates of creation

1951-1956

Level of archival description

File 379

Scope and Content

File documents an executed project for a government office building, theatre and laboratory in Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec. Material in this file was produced between 1951 and 1956.

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

Reference Number

AP013.S1.D379

Location

Saint-Laurent Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

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    • Reference Number: ARCH42572
    • Title: Test pit locations, plot plans
    • Form: drawings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 survey drawing(s)

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    • drawings, measured

    Extent and Medium:

    • graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42578
    • Title: Perspective, plans of proposed sites, floor plans
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    16 preliminary drawing(s)

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    • preliminary drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 15 graphite on tracing paper, 1 photostat
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42594
    • Title: Plans, sections, elevations, proposed elevators, floor levels, grid line layout, studio layouts, stairs, progress schedule, roof purlins for main stage, laboratory plans, chemical mixing room
    • Form: drawings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    24 preliminary and design development drawing(s)

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    • design development drawing
    • preliminary drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 22 graphite on tracing paper, 2 diazotypes
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42618
    • Title: Employment entrance, section of stage and carpenter's shop, boiler room, plan of water mains
    • Form: drawings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Description:

    employment entrance, section of stage and carpenter's shop, boiler room, plan of water mains, doors, exhaust fan room, court landscape, vault building elevations, engineering department layout, board room and viewing room, conference room and workshop, pipe recesses, special effects area, botanical photography greenhouse, elevator pit, retaining walls, stair footing, screening room and projection booth, main switchboard, doors, revisions to floors, technical research section, science films section

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    24 preliminary and design development drawing(s)

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    • design development drawing
    • preliminary drawing

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    • 21 graphite on tracing paper, 3 blueprints
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42642
    • Title: Corner stone, floor revisions, sound department, duct areas, ventilation, boardroom layout
    • Form: drawings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Description:

    corner stone, floor revisions, sound department, duct areas, ventilation, boardroom layout, health clinic, door, wood platforms, reinforcing beams, sprinklers, duct distributions, main entrance plaques, musician's lockers, floor patterns, steps and ramps, column, tank and camera pit

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    25 preliminary and design development drawing(s)

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    • design development drawing
    • preliminary drawing

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    • 24 graphite on tracing paper, 1 blueprint
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42667
    • Title: Basement and foundation plans for all buildings, floor plans for buildings "A" and "B"
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    15 working drawing(s)

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    • working drawing

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    • 5 ink on linen, 10 sepias
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42682
    • Title: Basement and floor plans, sections, wall sections and studios for "C" building
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    18 working drawing(s)

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    • working drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 ink on linen, 4 graphite on tracing paper, 9 sepias
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42700
    • Title: Roof plans, elevations and sections of all buildings, finish schedules for all buildings
    • Form: drawings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Description:

    roof plans, elevations and sections of all buildings, finish schedules for all buildings, stair schedule, windows, wall sections for buildings "A" and "B", employee's entrance, personnel and auditorium entrances

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    16 working and detail drawing(s)

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    • working drawing

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    • 8 ink on linen, 8 graphite on tracing paper

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    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42716
    • Title: Scoring and shooting studio, voice booth and control room, recording studio and auditorium, shooting stage doors, laboratory furniture, main entrance details, stairs, special effects department, oil tanks
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    16 detail drawing(s)

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    • 14 graphite on tracing paper, 2 diazotypes

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    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42732
    • Title: Louvres locations, doors, car repair pit, toilets and locker room, washrooms, kitchen annex layout, metal grating, louvre openings in boiler room
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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: ARCH42748
    • Title: Concrete sills, wrought iron sleeves, toilets, entrance canopies, exterior doors, duct layouts
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    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: ARCH42764
    • Title: Exterior louvre, toilets, kitchen area, isolated slabs, recording studio and control booth, door
    • Form: drawings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Description:

    exterior louvre, toilets, kitchen area, isolated slabs, recording studio and control booth, door, scoring and shooting studio, stairs, explosion vents, balustrade, screening and projection rooms, soundproof doors, windows, penthouse, freight elevator

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    22 detail drawing(s)

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    • graphite on tracing paper

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    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42786
    • Title: Flow heater recesses, lobby and vestibule, b & w processing room, toilets, trench, soundproof door, clinic area, louvres, radiator recesses, roads layout, door, artists' booth
    • Form: drawings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    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: ARCH42802
    • Title: Partitions, greenhouse water tank, stairs, window stool, windows, scoring and shooting stage, recording studio stage, auditorium stage, battery room, control room, viewing room, ducts
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    14 detail drawing(s)

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    • graphite on tracing paper

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    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42816
    • Title: Pipe hangars, wood platform, door beams, boardroom ceiling plan, aluminium door hardware, insulation, miscellaneous details, chairs, scoring and shooting studio
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    10 detail drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 graphite on tracing paper, 1 ink on tracing paper, 1 sepia, 1 photostat

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    • detail drawings (drawings)
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42826
    • Title: Foundation plan, floor plans and roof plan, column schedule for "A" building
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    11 structural drawing(s)

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    • structural drawing

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    • 4 graphite on tracing paper, 7 diazotypes
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42837
    • Title: Foundation plan, floor plans, roof plan, column schedule for "B" building
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    15 structural drawing(s)

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    • structural drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 graphite on tracing paper, 10 diazotypes
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42852
    • Title: Foundation plan, floor plans, roof plans, stairs, soundproof doors for "C" building; stairs for "A" and "B" buildings, beam schedule for all buildings, column schedule for "A" and "C" buildings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    12 structural drawing(s)

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    • structural drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42864
    • Title: Sketches for stairs and trusses, foundation plan, floor and roof plans, column and beam schedules for "C" building
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    20 structural drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • structural drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 graphite on tracing paper, 16 diazotypes
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42884
    • Title: Interior colour schedules for all buildings
    • Form: drawings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    15 drawing(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • sepias
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42899
    • Title: Sprinklers, plumbing and heating plans for all buildings
    • Form: drawings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    17 mechanical drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • mechanical drawing (building system drawing)

    Extent and Medium:

    • ink on linen
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42916
    • Title: Plumbing, heating and air conditioning details
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    16 mechanical drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • mechanical drawing (building system drawing)

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    • 13 ink on linen, 3 graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42932
    • Title: Air conditioning plans and details for all buildings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    17 mechanical drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • mechanical drawing (building system drawing)

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    • 11 ink on linen, 6 graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42949
    • Title: Basement plan for electrical feeders and communications for all buildings, lighting, power and communications for "A" and "B" buildings
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    13 electrical drawing(s)

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    • electrical drawing

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    • 10 ink on linen, 3 graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42962
    • Title: Lighting, power and communications for "C" building, roof plan for all buildings, switching tower, transformer sub-station, transformer rooms
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    19 electrical drawing(s)

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    • electrical drawing

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    • 10 ink on linen, 8 graphite on tracing paper, 1 sepia
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42981
    • Title: Power diagrams and plans, electrical plans and details for studios and auditorium
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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    15 electrical drawing(s)

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    • electrical drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 ink on linen, 10 graphite on tracing paper
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42996
    • Title: National Film Board Building, main entrance detail of "A" building
    • Form: photographs

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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    1 photograph(s)

    Dimensions:

    b/w (24.0 x 19,3 cm)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH42997
    • Title: Building specifications
    • Form: textual records

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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    1 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH42998
    • Title: Lists of shop drawings
    • Form: textual records

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    • Ross & Macdonald (archive creator)

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    1 textual records(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 192 sheets
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    • Reference Number: ARCH42999
    • Title: Structural calculations, building "A"
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    1 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH43000
    • Title: Structural calculations, building "B", vol. 1
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    1 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH43001
    • Title: Structural calculations, building "B", vol. 2
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    1 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH43002
    • Title: Structural calculations, building "C", vol. 1
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    1 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH43003
    • Title: Structural calculations, building "C", vol. 2
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    1 textual records(s)

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    • Reference Number: ARCH43004
    • Title: Structural calculations, building "C", vol. 3
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    1 textual records(s)

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