J.D. Crashley Residence, Toronto (1959)
Part of:
  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)
  • John Cresswell Parkin (architect)
  • John B. Parkin (architect)

J.D. Crashley Residence, Toronto (1959)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 24 drawings
Scope and content:
This project series documents the construction of the residence of J.D. Crashley at 3 Old George Place in Toronto, Ontario from 1959-1965. The office identified the project number as 5959.
This project consisted of the construction of a T-shaped, one storey home for J.D. Crashley, who was a prominent Toronto entrepreneur and president of the Art Gallery of Ontario in the 1970s. Only the garage was visible from the street, with one of the stems of the T extending over into the adjacent ravine, creating two levels to the residence. The exterior of the residence was largely field stone with brick on some walls. The design of this home is recorded under a separate project number, assigned by the office (see project series AP018.S1.1956.PR01 in this fonds). Today, the house enjoys special heritage status in Ontario, although the highly controversial addition of a second floor was recently completed.
The project is recorded through original drawings dating from 1962-1963 The majority of these drawings are for construction.
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Materials in this project series have been arranged by material type.

Toronto Ontario Canada

Related units of description:
  • Records for related projects are also included in this fonds, see: AP018.S1.1956.PR01, Residence of J.D. Crashley, Toronto. Additional materials for this project are held at the University of Calgary in the John B. Parkin/NORR fonds.

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