Collection 9 - Bruce Price Collection

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Bruce Price Collection

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CA CAC 9

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  • 1888-1897 (Creation)
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    Price, Bruce, 1845-1903

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35 architectural drawings.

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(1845-1903)

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Bruce Price (1845-1903) was born in Cumberland, MD, and received his architectural training at the College of New Jersey. He opened his first practice in Baltimore and later moved to New York. He designed houses in the Shingle style, which was so influential in American domestic architecture, notably in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). Price's later work is more varied and not restricted to domestic designs. He received many important commissions for large-scale commercial structures, among them a twenty-storey building for the American Surety Company in New York (1894-1896).

Bruce Price (1845-1903) est né à Cumberland (Maryland) et a reçu sa formation en architecture au Collège du New Jersey. Il a ouvert son premier cabinet à Baltimore et s'est ensuite installé à New York. Il a dessiné des maisons dans le style Shingle, qui a tant marqué l'architecture résidentielle américaine et en particulier les oeuvres de Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). Les oeuvres ultérieures de Price sont plus variées et ne se limitent pas au seul domaine résidentiel. On lui a commandé plusieurs grandes structures commerciales et notamment un immeuble de vingt étages pour l'American Surety Company de New York (1894-1896).

Custodial history

Drawings for Windsor Station and the James Ross House were found with the Maxwell material that was donated in 1954 by Ellen Aitchison; drawings for an office building for William Van Horne were donated by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company archives.

Les dessins de la gare Windsor et de la maison James Ross se trouvaient dans le fonds Maxwell qui a été remis à la CAC en 1953 par Ellen Aitchison; les dessins de l'immeuble à bureaux réalisé pour William Van Horne proviennent des archives de la société Canadien Pacifique.

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The collection consists of architectural drawings from 1888-1897 documenting three projects by Price: Windsor Station (1888-1889), James Ross House (extension, 1897), and an office building for William C. Van Horne in Vancouver, BC. These were some of Price's important commissions in Canada where he produced his most memorable work in a Romanesque Revival style, including the original wing of Chàteau Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City, QC (1882-1893), and Windsor Station for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in Montreal, QC (1888-1889).

La collection inclut 35 dessins architecturaux créés entre 1888 et 1897. Il réunit trois projets de Price : la gare Windsor (1888-1889), la maison James Ross (rallonge, 1897) et un édifice à bureaux pour William C. Van Horne à Vancouver, Colombie britannique. Ceux sont parmi des plus importantes réalisations de Price au Canada où il a produit ses oeuvres de style néo-romanesque les plus mémorables : le bâtiment principal de l'hôtel Château Frontenac à Québec (1882-1893) et la gare Windsor pour la société Canadien Pacifique (1888-1889).

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See Maxwell CAC 2 - 2.04 , for drawings of the additions and alterations made to the James Ross House (1898-9) and the Chateau Frontenac Hotel. Walter Scott Painter, CAC 24, for drawings of the 1910-1 extension to Windsor Station. Edward & W.S. Maxwell Digital Archive: http://cac.mcgill.ca/maxwells/

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