File 103 - Edward VII School

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Edward VII School

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CA CAC 1-3-103

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  • March 1912-July 1912 (Creation)

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66 drawings : 15 ink on linen, 4 ink on card, 37 pencil on paper, 10 blueprints
14 photographs

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(1910-1944)

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File consists of architectural drawings for elementary school (3 floors, 24 classrooms: brick and stone; terracotta; concrete frame), including:
1 survey drawing: site plan
9 working drawings: excavation plan, foundation plan, floor plans, roof plan, elevations, sections
45 detail drawings: classroom, interior elevations of gym, terracotta (including pediment, panel), parapet, duct, entrance, entrance hall, walls, coping, windows, manhole cover, lighting, blackboard, w.c. partitions, letter box, keystone, plaster cornices, staircases, doors, finial, masonry, entrance hoods, stonework (including crest, shield, unicorn, frieze, lion, lettering)
7 consultant drawings: floor plans, roof plan, plumbing plan, pumps, boiler
4 record drawings: floor plans, elevation
14 photographs: 3 finished exteriors; 3 finished interiors; 8 others

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The increasing demand for school accommodation during this period, and the subsequent building and enlargement of primary schools in Montreal, resulted in very clear and definite views and requirements set out by the Protestant Board of School Commissioners of Montreal. Officials prepared a schedule of cut and dried accommodation, and the Board provided the site and the funds. The architect was then called upon to invent a synthetic solution. In the case of Edward VII School, and two other schools designed by Nobbs and Hyde (Strathearn School and Peace Centenary) site was the only variable, offering possibilities in relation to space and to the availability of light. (“Three Montreal School Buildings: Nobbs & Hyde, Architects,” Construction 6 [December 1913]: 457-61.)
Nobbs & Hyde carried out additions and alterations to Edward VII in 1914 and in 1919.

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103

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68

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