Fonds 27 - Bruce Haken Wright

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Bruce Haken Wright

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CA CAC 27

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2 architectural drawings
50 photographs
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(1898-1971)

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Bruce Haken Wright was born in Toronto in 1898 and in 1921 received a B.Sc. in architecture from the University of Toronto. During the 1920s Wright lived in New York City where he worked for the firm of McKim, Mead and White in 1922, for York and Sawyer in 1923, and for Warren and Whetmore in 1924. In 1925 Wright returned to Toronto and set up a partnership with Alvan Sherlock Mathers (1895-1965) and Eric Wilson Haldenby (1893-1971). From 1926 until 1932 Wright practised in partnership with Kenneth Furby Noxon (1900-1979). From 1932 until 1945 he worked independently. In 1946 Wright became the architect-in-chief at the Bank of Montreal and relocated to Montreal to work at the head office of the bank.

Bruce Haken Wright est né à Toronto en 1898. En 1921, il a reçu un B.Sc. en architecture de l'Université de Toronto. Au cours des années 20, Wright a vécu à New York où il a travaillé au cabinet de McKim, Mead et White en 1922, pour York et Sawyer en 1923 et pour Warren et Whetinore en 1924. En 1925, Wright est revenu à Toronto et s'est associé à AIvan Sherlock Mathers (1895-1965) et Eric Wilson Haldenby (1893-1971). De 1926 à 1932, Wright a été associé à Kenneth Furby Noxon (1900-1979). De 1932 à 1945, il a travaillé seul. En 1946, Wright est devenu le premier architecte de la Banque de Montréal et s'est installé à Montréal pour exercer ses activités au siège social de cette banque.

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Either Bruce Wright or his daughter gave the photographs to the CAC.

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The fonds contains drawings of two unidentified houses and 50 photographs documenting Wright's designs of houses as well as Wright's correspondence.

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28

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