Fonds 18 - John William Hopkins and Edward C. Hopkins

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John William Hopkins and Edward C. Hopkins

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CA CAC 18

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  • 1856-1895 (Creation)
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    Hopkins, John William, 1825-1905
  • 1856-1895 (Creation)
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    Hopkins, Edward C., 1857-1941

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(1825-1905)

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(1857-1941)

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"Architectural Drawings, 1856-95, 18 drawings." Included are two drawings of designs by Hopkins, Lawford and Nelson for the Old Post Office in Kingston, ON. Drawings by Hopkins and Hopkins include designs for houses in Montreal and Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue, PQ and drawings of the Harbour Commissioner's Building in Montreal.

"Dessins architecturaux, 1856-1895, 18 dessins." Notamment, deux dessins des plans réalisés par Hopkins, Lawford et Nelson pour le Vieux Bureau de poste de Kingston (Ontario). Au nombre des dessins réalisés par Hopkins et Hopkins, signalons diverses maisons de Montréal et de Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (Québec) et des dessins de l'immeuble du Commissaire du havre de Montréal.

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  • English

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Lawford and Nelson, CAC 23.03;
Taylor and Gordon, CAC 7

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John William Hopkins (1825-1905) was born in Liverpool. He received his architectural training in England and emigrated to Canada in 1852. Upon his arrival in Montreal, Hopkins became a partner of James Nelson (1830-1919). Noteworthy among their projects was the design of the Mechanics' Institute (1854) in Montreal. Later Frederick Lawford joined the firm, which subsequently was renamed Hopkins, Lawford and Nelson. This firm was in operation until 1860. Hopkins then practised architecture on his own until 1893 when his son Edward C. Hopkins (b. 1857) became his partner. The father and son practised together until Edward relocated to Calgary in 1904. The elder Hopkins was the first president of the Province of Quebec Association of Architects, a position that he held from 1890 until 1891.

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John William Hopkins (1825-1905) est né à Liverpool. Il a reçu sa formation d'architecte en Angleterre et a émigré au Canada en 1852. À son arrivée à Montréal, Hopkins est devenu l'associé de James Nelson (1830-1919); signalons, au nombre de leurs projets, les plans du Mechanics' Institute (1854) de Montréal. Plus tard, Frederick Lawford s'est joint à ce cabinet qui a par la suite porté le nom de Hopkins, Lawford et Nelson. Ce cabinet a été en exercice jusqu'en 1860. Hopkins a ensuite exercé l'architecture seul jusqu'en 1893, date à laquelle son fils, Edward C. Hopkins (né en 1857) est devenu son associé. Le père et le fils ont exercé ensemble jusqu'à ce qu'Edward parte s'installer à Calgary, en 1904. Hopkins père a été le premier président de l'Association des architectes de la province de Québec, poste qu'il a occupé en 1890 et 1891.

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15

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