Fonds 8 - Kenneth Guscotte Rea

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Kenneth Guscotte Rea

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  • 1919-1946 (Creation)
    Rea, Kenneth Guscotte, 1878-1941

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Meredith Royds, the grand-daughter of Kenneth Guscotte Rea, gave the drawings to the CAC in 1975.
Drawings, photographs and articles for the residences of J.W. McConnell were donated to the John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection by Kathleen McConnell Laing.Also part of the donation were drawings and photographs of other residences for J. W. McConnell.

Meredith Royds, petite-fille de Kenneth Guscotte Rea, a remis les dessins à la CAC en 1975.

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"Architectural Drawings, 1930, 22 drawings." Drawings of plans, elevations, sections, and details document the design of a Calgary branch of the Bank of Montreal. Also drawings of the Badminton & Squash Club (Atwater Avenue).
"Architectural drawings, Residence for J.W. McConnell,"Ashburton", Dorval, Quebec." 1919,1920, 1921, 1923,1946, 1947. 1 ink on paper: topographical survey, 5 pencil on tracing paper: 3 plans; 2 [garage and stable],
37 blueprints: plans, elevations, sections.
"Residence 1475 Pine Avenue Montreal for J. W. McConnell Esq." 3 drawings, 24 contact images of drawings, 3 original photographs: portrait of J.W. McConnell, I exterior, 1 interior, 50 photo reproductions of photographs: 3 exteriors, 47 interiors, 1 journal article 1929 Town and Country.

"Dessins architecturaux, 1930, 16 dessins." Des dessins de plans, d'élévations, de coupes et de détails témoignent de la réalisation d'une succursale de la Banque de Montréal à Calgary.

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Alexander Francis Dunlop, CAC 16;
Bruce Haken Wright, CAC 27;
Herbert Raine, CAC 33;
Smythe and Schyberg, CAC 84


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Kenneth Guscotte Rea (1878-1941) was born in Montreal and studied at McGill University. He received training in architecture as an apprentice with the Montreal architectural firm of Alexander Francis Dunlop (1842-1923). In 1900 Rea moved to Boston where he worked at the architectural firm of Shepley, Ruttan and Coolidge; later, in 1902, he worked in New York City for the firm of Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson. Upon Rea's return to Montreal in 1905, he first found employment with the Montreal Light, Heat and Power Company and later practised architecture independently. During his career, Rea designed a number of bank buildings, including branches of the Royal Bank in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Montreal, and branches of the Bank of Montreal for Quebec City, Vancouver, and Victoria.

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Kenneth Guscotte Rea (1878-1941) est né à Montréal et a étudié à l'Université McGill. Il a reçu sa formation en architecture à titre d'apprenti au cabinet d'architecture montréalais d'Alexander Francis Dunlop (1842-1923). En 1900, Rea s'est installé à Boston où il a travaillé pour le cabinet d'architecture de Shepley, Ruttan et Coolidge; plus tard, en 1902, il a travaillé à New York pour le cabinet de Cram, Goodhue et Ferguson. De retour à Montréal en 1905, il a d'abord trouvé du travail à la Montréal Light, Heat and Power Company et, par la suite, a exercé l'architecture de façon indépendante. Pendant sa carrière, Rea a dessiné plusieurs immeubles bancaires, dont des succursales de la Banque Royale à Vancouver, Edmonton et Montréal et des succursales de la Banque de Montréal à Québec, à Vancouver et à Victoria.

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