Fonds 3.02 - Robert and Francis R. Findlay

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Robert and Francis R. Findlay

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CA CAC 3.02

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Francis R. Findlay gave the materials to the CAC.

Le matériel a été remis à la CAC par Francis R. Findlay.

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"Architectural Drawings, 1921-38, 322 drawings." Designs, proposals, additions and alterations to thirty-eight projects for domestic architecture, including the Hallward house (now McGill University's Martlet House) and summer country houses; public commissions such as Murray Park Shelter in Westmount and Westmount City Hall comprise the holdings of the CAC of the work of Robert and Francis R. Findlay.
"Photographs, 1922-38, 51 photographs." Seven of the Findlays' projects are documented by photographs. Included are photographs of finished interiors and exteriors of houses in Westmount as well as the Westmount City Hall.
"Professional Papers, 1928-40, 19 cm."Correspondence, specifications, clippings, pamphlets, invoices, etc., for seven projects; among them the Murray Park Shelter, the Union Twist Drill Company's building in Rock Island, PQ, and houses in Westmount, are found in the Findlay archive.

"Dessins architecturaux, 1921-1938, 322 dessins." Esquisses, propositions, annexes et modifications se rapportant à 38 projets d'architecture domestique dont la maison Hallward (aujourd'hui la maison Martlet de l'Université McGill) et de résidences d'été; la CAC conserve également certains projets publics réalisés par Robert et Francis Findlay, notamment l'abri du parc Murray à Westmount et l'hôtel de ville de Westmount.
"Photographies, 1922-1938, 51 photos." Sept des projets des Findlay sont documentés par des photographies. On trouve entre autres des photos de la finition intérieure et extérieure de certaines maisons à Westmount de même que de l'hôtel de ville de Westmount.
"Documents professionnels, 1928-1940, 19 cm" Correspondance, cahier des charges, coupures, dépliants, factures, etc. relatifs à sept projets dont l'abri du parc Murray, l'immeuble de la société Union Twist Drill à Rock Island (Québec) et des résidences de Westmount.

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  • English

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Robert Findlay, CAC 3;
Findlay and McGregor, CAC 3.01;
Francis R. Findlay, CAC 3.03;
Francis R. Findlay and Percy Roy Wilson, CAC 3.04


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Architectural drawings, photographs and professional papers document the father-son partnership of Robert (1859-1951) and Francis R. Findlay (1888-1977). This architectural partnership spanned the years 1913 to 1941, interrupted only by Francis' participation in the First World War. Prior to joining his father's firm, Francis studied at the University of Pennsylvania. House designs for wealthy Montrealers dominate the oeuvre of the Findlay partnership. Robert Findlay retired in 1941.

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Des dessins architecturaux, des photographies et des documents professionnels témoignent de l'association de Robert Findlay (1859-1951) et de son fils Francis R. Findlay (1888-1977). Cette association professionnelle des Findlay père et fils s'est étendue de 1913 à 1941 et n'est interrompue que par la participation de Francis à la Première Guerre mondiale. Avant d'entrer au cabinet de son père, Francis avait étudié à l'Université de Pennsylvanie. L'essentiel des réalisations du cabinet Findlay est composé de riches demeures construites pour des Montréalais fortunés. Robert Findlay prit sa retraite en 1941.

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