Fonds 25 - Francis Mawson Rattenbury

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Francis Mawson Rattenbury

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  • 1893 (Creation)
    Rattenbury, Francis Mawson, 1867-1935

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"Architectural Drawings, 1893, 6 drawings." Included are six copies of drawings for the design of the provincial Parliament Building in Victoria, BC.

"Dessins architecturaux, 1893, 6 dessins." Six copies de dessins témoignent des plans du Parlement provincial de Victoria (Colombie-Britannique).

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Born in Leeds, England, Francis Mawson Rattenbury (1867-1935) was a prominent British Columbian architect. He is best known for the buildings that he designed in Victoria, BC, such as the Parliament Buildings (1893-8) and the Empress Hotel (1903-8). Rattenbury emigrated to British Columbia in 1892, and shortly thereafter he won an international competition for the design of the Parliament Buildings in Victoria. Throughout his career, Rattenbury worked extensively for the British Columbia provincial government, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Bank of Montreal. His oeuvre is characterized by his use of the Château style, as in the design for the Empress Hotel and the Beaux-Arts style, as in the Vancouver Court House (1906-11). In 1911 Rattenbury returned to England.

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Né à Leeds (Angleterre), Francis Mawson Rattenbury (1867-1935) est un éminent architecte de Colombie Britannique. Il est surtout connu pour les immeubles qu'il a dessinés à Victoria (Colombie-Britannique) et en particulier pour le Parlement (1893-1898) et l'hôtel Empress (1903-1908). Rattenbury a émigré en Colombie-Britannique en 1892 et a peu après remporté un concours international pour la construction des immeubles du Parlement de Victoria. Tout au long de sa carrière, Rattenbury a beaucoup travaillé pour le gouvernement provincial de Colombie-Britannique, pour la société Canadien Pacifique et pour la Banque de Montréal. Son oeuvre se caractérise par son recours au style Château, comme dans le cas de l'hôtel Empress, ainsi qu'au style Beaux-Arts, comme dans le cas du palais de Justice de Vancouver (1906-1911). En 1911, Rattenbury est retourné en Angleterre.

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