Fonds 4.04 - Charles Jewett Saxe

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Charles Jewett Saxe

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CA CAC 4.04

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(1870-1943)

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Born in St. Albans, VT, Charles Jewett Saxe (1870-1943) was educated in Montreal and worked as one of the original assistants of the architect Edward Maxwell (1867-1923). He left Maxwell's firm in 1897 to form a partnership with another Maxwell assistant, John Smith Archibald (1872-1934). Saxe and Archibald practised architecture together until 1914. From 1914 until his retirement in 1931 Saxe practised alone except from 1922 to 1927 when he practiced with John Melville Miller (1875-1948). His most noteworthy project was the Beaux-Arts design of the new Court House in Montreal, which he designed with Ernest Cormier.

Né à St. Albans (Vermont), Charles Jewett Saxe (1870-1943) a fait ses études à Montréal et a été l'un des premiers adjoints de l'architecte Edward Maxwell (1867-1923). Il a quitté le cabinet de Maxwell en 1897 pour s'associer à un autre adjoint de Maxwell, John Smith Archibald (1872-1934). Saxe et Archibald ont exercé leur profession ensemble jusqu'en 1914. Puis, de 1914 jusqu'au moment de sa retraite en 193 1, Saxe a continué d'exercer seul sauf de 1922 à 1927 où il exerça l'architecture avec John Melville Miller (1875-1948). Son projet le plus remarquable est le plan de style Beaux-Arts qu'il a conçu pour le nouveau palais de Justice de Montréal, réalisé en collaboration avec Ernest Cormier.

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"Architectural Drawings, n.d., 9 drawings." Included are plans, elevations, and sections for the design of the Pitcher House.

"Dessins architecturaux, s.d., 9 dessins." Notamment les plans, élévations et coupes de la maison Pitcher.

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