Residence of Mr. & Mrs. John C. Parkin, North York, Ontario (1953-1955)
Dates of creation
Level of archival description
Extent and Medium
33 drawings (including reprographic copies)
0.003 l.m. of textual materials
Scope and Content
This project series documents the residence of John C. Parkin and his family in North York, Ontario from 1953-1955. The office identified the project number as 5301.
This project consisted of the architect's own family home for himself, his wife, and their children at 75 The Bridle Path. The one-storey bungalow, faced in white brick, became an acclaimed symbol of a modernist dwelling in North America. The house has since been demolished.
The project is recorded through drawings and textual records dating from 1948-1957. The drawings include sketches of furniture designed by Parkin, as well as floor plans, sections, details, elevations and construction drawings. The textual records include tender documentation, estimates and building restrictions.
Materials in this project series have been kept in their original order and/or arranged by material type.
Conditions governing reproduction
Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright for materials in file AP018.S1.1953.PR01.005. Permission must be sought from copyright holder before reproductions can be made.
Related units of description
Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see:
AP018.S1.1959.PR01, Residence of Mr. & Mrs. John C. Parkin, Alterations and Additions, North York, Ontario.
Additional materials for this project are held at the University of Calgary in the John B. Parkin/NORR fonds.