Office Building for Imperial Oil Ltd., Sarnia, Ontario (1954-1955)

Office Building for Imperial Oil Ltd., Sarnia, Ontario (1954-1955)

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  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)


Office Building for Imperial Oil Ltd., Sarnia, Ontario (1954-1955)

Dates of creation

1954 - 1955

Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 52 drawings (all reprographic copies)

Scope and Content

This project series documents the Imperial Oil office and research building in Sarnia, Ontario from 1954-1955. The office identified the project number as 5421.

This project consisted of a two storey building with a basement to be used by the engineering division of Imperial Oil. It contained offices, research areas, a library, a drawing and data files area, a printing department and an electronic computation area. Located on the corners of Christina and St. Andrew Streets, the building was 53,000 square feet in size and located on a 75,000 square foot lot. Structurally, the offices had a steel framework enclosed with glass and porcelain enamel on aluminum panels. A round auditorium connected to the main structure was faced in deep plum brick.

The project is recorded through reprographic copies of construction drawings dating from 1954-1955.

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Materials in this project series have been kept in their original order.


Sarnia Ontario Canada

Related units of description

  • Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP018.S1.1960.PR02, Imperial Oil Limited, Ontario Region Office Building, North York; AP018.S1.1965.PR02, Imperial Oil Enterprises Ltd., Product Application and Technical Services Laboratory, Sarnia, Ontario; AP018.S1.1977.PR01, Imperial Oil Limited, Feasibility Study, North York, Ontario. Additional materials for this project are held at the University of Calgary in the John B. Parkin/NORR fonds.


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    • Reference Number: AP018.S1.1954.PR01.001
    • Title: Construction site and floor plans, elevations, details, sections, schedules, and mechanical and structural drawings, Office Building for Imperial Oil Ltd., Sarnia, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: 1954 - 1955
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


    • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 52 reprographic copies


    Sheet: 107 x 54 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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