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George Taylor Hyde
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- Hyde, George Taylor, 1879-1944
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133 architectural drawings.
Approximately 2 photographs.
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Hyde was born in Montreal. He obtained a B.Sc. (Arch. Eng.) in 1899 and in 1901 he received a B.Sc. (Arch.) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Hyde worked briefly with Taylor and Gordon before moving to Pittsburg where he practiced architecture from 1902-7. In 1907 he returned to Montreal where he worked independently until he merged his practice with that of Percy Erskine Nobbs in 1910. Hyde became a member of the Province of Quebec Association of Architects in 1907, served as President in 1928 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of British Architects in 1929. He was also an Associate of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. His long association with Percy Nobbs began in 1910 and lasted until Hyde's death in 1944.
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 and in particular see page 44 for a brief biography.
The collection was given to the CAC in 1970 by Francis J. Nobbs, the son of Percy Erskine Nobbs.
La collection a été remise à la CAC en 1970 par Francis J. Nobbs, fils de Percy Erskine Nobbs.
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Subfonds includes designs for domestic architecture in Montreal (133 architectural drawings, 1907-1910), including alterations to existing structures, comprise the bulk of Hyde's architectural projects documented in the archive. Also included is a proposal for the Mission Church in Montreal, an addition to the Presbyterian church in Valleyfield, PQ and a design for an apartment building in Montreal. The subfonds also contains photographs of the finished exteriors of two designs for domestic architecture (1909).
L'essentiel des projets architecturaux de Hyde représentés dans le sous-fonds se rapporte à de l'architecture domestique à Montréal et notamment à des modifications apportées à des structures existantes (1907-1910, 133 dessins). Il y a également une proposition pour la Mission Church de Montréal, une annexe à l'église presbytérienne de Valleyfield (Québec) et le plan d'un immeuble à appartements de Montréal. Le sous-fonds contient 2 photos de la finition extérieure de deux projets d'architecture domestique (1909).
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Twenty of George Taylor Hyde's (1879-1944) architectural projects, dating from 1907 to 19 10, are found in the CAC archive all designed prior to his partnership with Percy Nobbs which began in 1910. Comprised almost entirely of architectural drawings, the archive primarily documents a number of designs for domestic architecture in Montreal.
La collection comprend vingt des projets architecturaux de George Taylor Hyde (1879-1944), datant de 1907 à 1910, c'est-à-dire dessinés avant le début de son association avec Percy Nobbs en 1910. Surtout formé de dessins architecturaux, le fonds témoigne principalement de projets d'architecture domestique réalisés à Montréal.