File 222 - Garden for House of Dr. W.L. McDougald

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Garden for House of Dr. W.L. McDougald

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CA CAC 1-3-222

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  • January 1921-August 1921 & December 1922-August 1923 (Creation)

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63 drawings: 3 ink in linen; 43 pencil on paper; 1 watercolour on paper; 14 blueprints; 1 black line; 1 sepia
12 photographs

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(1910-1944)

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Percy Erskine Nobbs (1875-1964) and George Taylor Hyde (1879-1944) worked together from 1910 until Hyde's death in 1944. Nobbs and Hyde's architectural practice is documented almost in its entirety in the CAC archive which records 420 projects of the firm. Included are architectural drawings, other drawings, photographs, specifications, correspondence, clippings, notes and trade catalogues. For a biography of Nobbs see the entry for CAC 1, for a biography of Hyde see the entry for CAC 52.

For further information, see the CAC's publication, Percy Erskine Nobbs and His Associates: A Guide to the Archive =Percy Erskine Nobbs et ses associés: Guide du fonds. Montreal: Canadian Architecture Collection, Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, McGill University, 1986. See also Susan Wagg. Percy Erskine Nobbs : Architecte, Artiste, Artisan = Percy Erskine Nobbs: Architect, Artist, Craftsman. Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1982.

Percy Erskine Nobbs (1875-1964) et George Taylor Hyde (1879-1944) ont collaboré de 1910 jusqu'au décès de Hyde en 1944. La pratique architecturale de Nobbs et Hyde est presque entièrement représentée dans le fonds de la CAC qui témoigne de 420 projets. On y trouve des dessins architecturaux, d'autres dessins, des photos, des cahiers des charges, de la correspondance, des coupures de presse, des notes et des revues professionnelles. Pour une biographie de Nobbs, voir l'article CAC 1 et pour une biographie de Hyde voir l'article CAC 52.

Pour plus de renseignements, voir la publication de la CAC intitulée Percy Erskine Nobbs and His Associates: A Guide to the Archive = Percy Erskine Nobbs et ses associés : Guide du fonds. Montréal : Collection d'architecture canadienne, Bibliothèque Blackader-Lauterman d'architecture et d'art, Université McGill, 1986. Voir aussi Susan Wagg. Percy Erskine Nobbs : Architecte, Artiste, Artisan = Percy Erskine Nobbs: Architect, Artist, Craftsman. Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1982.

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Residential garden.
8 survey drawings: site plan, topographical survey, planting
3 sketch drawings: garden, perspective, gate
1 presentation drawing: perspective
6 development drawings: plan, niche, fence, stairs, gates
45 detail drawings: stairways, gates, ironwork (including railings, gates, scroll, lamp), stonework (including entrances, stairway), structure, niche, paving, piers, railings
12 photographs: 12 finished exteriors

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Inscription on photograph verso: "Garden Railing Sunnyside Westmount/ Design Nobbs & Hyde/Craftsman Herman Sontheim."

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The entrance gates of this residence at Sunnyside Avenue, Westmount show the pillar and its cresting stone work together with iron detail of the garden stair. --“It is especially interesting to consider this method of exterior beautification while our thoughts turn to every department of building. Many otherwise fine architectural exceptions are betrayed in execution by treatment of incidental fixtures. Cast iron has its place, but, in well-carried out construction, can no more take the place of the wrought metal than an imitation can replace the genuine jewel.” --“Wrought Iron Completes the Setting: Some Varying Treatments,” Canadian Homes and Gardens 3 (January 1926) : 16-17. --

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223

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215

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