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City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick (1972-1975)

City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick (1972-1975)

Part of

People

  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)
  • Graham Napier Associates (architectural firm)
  • John Cresswell Parkin (architect)

Title

City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick (1972-1975)

Dates of creation

circa 1972-1978

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • Approximately 222 drawings (including 162 reprographic copies)
  • 97 photographic materials
  • 0.26 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents the design and construction of a library and an addition to city hall in Fredericton, New Brunswick from 1972-1975. The office identified the project number as 7226.

This project consisted of two distinct parts; a public library constructed at the corners of Campbell and Carleton Streets, and an addition to city hall whose original building was constructed at the corners of Queen and York Streets around 1875. These two buildings were located two blocks from one another, but a master plan for the project shows that the separating streets would be removed in favour of a pedestrian friendly landscape. Both buildings were located next to the St. John River. For this project, Parkin Architects Planners partnered with architectural firm Graham Napier Associates to form the joint venture referred to as Graham Parkin Architects Engineers Planners.

The brick-clad addition to city hall nearly doubled the square footage of the ground and first floors. The original city hall was four levels and the addition was two, with a mechanical penthouse on top. The new areas included departmental offices such as planning, engineering and sewage, a drafting room, conference room, and reception, among others.

The library consisted of a two-storey, brick-clad building that was approximately 24,000 square feet in size with a 16 car parking lot. The ground floor included reception and exhibit areas, stacks, administration offices, bookmobiles, and staff lockers, while the second level had stacks and reading areas, audiovisual areas and a staff work room and break room. The library also had a mechanical penthouse on top.

The project is recorded through drawings, including mounted presentation boards, photographic materials and textual records dating from 1972-1978. The drawings consist of original sketches, plans, sections, elevations and details of both city hall and the library, and some drawings used for construction. There are also drawings of the original city hall, first drafted around 1875. The photographs show existing buildings and the construction progress of the project. The textual records consist of correspondence, conference reports, interoffice letters, specifications, consultancy documentation, a soil investigation, research and drawing transmittal records. File AP018.S1.1972.PR18.020 contains an index to the textual materials, which was created by the office.

Reference Number

AP018.S1.1972.PR18

Arrangement

Materials in this project series have been arranged by material type.

Location

Fredericton New Brunswick Canada

Related units of description

  • Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP018.S1.1975.PR04, Bus Shelter, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.001
    • Title: Site, floor and roof plans, elevations, sections, and presentation drawings, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1973-1975
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 33 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 63 x 52 cm Sheet (largest): 124 x 84 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.002
    • Title: Sketch site and floor plans and section, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 9 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 124 x 84 cm Sheet (largest): 137 x 94 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.003
    • Title: Sketch site and landscaping plans, sections and elevations, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1973-1975
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 114 x 30 cm Sheet (largest): 115 x 60 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.004
    • Title: City hall floor and site plans, sections and elevations, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 16 reprographic copies
    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 78 x 61 cm Sheet (largest): 122 x 82 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.005
    • Title: City hall floor, framing and site plans, sections, elevations and presentation drawing, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1973-1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 15 reprographic copies with annotations

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 78 x 46 cm Sheet (largest): 122 x 82 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.006
    • Title: Library floor and site plans, elevations, and presentation drawings, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1973-1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 reprographic copies
    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 71 x 44 cm Sheet (largest): 128 x 90 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.007
    • Title: City hall site and floor plans, elevations, and sections, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1973-1975
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 14 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 130 x 95 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.008
    • Title: City hall sketch floor and site plans, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 43 x 42 cm Sheet (largest): 62 x 45 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

    Folder Number:

    018-205-07

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.009
    • Title: Set of construction plans, elevations, sections, details, and mechanical, electrical and structural drawings, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 34 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 94 x 68 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.010
    • Title: Library elevations, floor plans and sections, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1973-1975
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 122 x 84 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.011
    • Title: City hall floor plans and elevations, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1974-1975
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 122 x 84 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.012
    • Title: City hall sketch floor plans, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 12 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 58 x 40 cm Sheet (largest): 90 x 69 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.013
    • Title: Library furnishing plans and furniture layouts, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 reprographic copies with annotations

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 82 x 59 cm Sheet (largest): 92 x 66 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.014
    • Title: Master plan, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy with annotations

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 120 x 61 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.015
    • Title: Site survey for library prepared by city of Fredericton, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 91 x 61 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.016
    • Title: City hall sketch floor plans, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 92 x 71 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.017
    • Title: Sections, elevations, floor plans and exterior photograph of original city hall building, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: circa 1972
    • Form: drawings, photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    These drawings were originally produced in 1875.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 reprographic copies
    • 1 photographic material

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 57 x 40 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.018
    • Title: Presentation board of city hall exterior perspective, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 mounted reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 102 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

    Folder Number:

    018-248-09

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.019
    • Title: Presentation boards of initial and final site plan, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: circa 1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 mounted reprographic copies with annotations

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 109 x 71 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

    Folder Number:

    018-245-03

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.020
    • Title: Project documentation, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1972 - 1976
    • Form: drawings, photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a box containing specifications, correspondence, interoffice letters, conference reports, research, drawing transmittal records with drawings attached, photographs of exisiting buildings and construction progress, a soil investigation and consultancy documentation.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 96 photographic materials
    • Approximately 5 drawings
    • 0.16 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

    Folder Number:

    018-380-03 to 18

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.021
    • Title: Box of correspondence, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1976 - 1978
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 2 reprographic copies
    • 0.1 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

    Folder Number:

    018-380-01 to 03

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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1972.PR18.022
    • Title: Floor plans and details for library furniture, City Hall and Library Facilities, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    • Dates of creation: 1974
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 9 reprographic copies
    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 60 x 39 cm Sheet (largest): 107 x 68 cm

    Credit line:

    John C. Parkin fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de John C. Parkin/
    Gift of John C. Parkin

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