Fonds 51.01 - Ross and Macdonald

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Ross and Macdonald

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CA CAC 51.01

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  • 1913-1936 (Creation)
    Ross & Macdonald

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Drawings for Ravenscrag Development were donated to the John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection by Kathleen McConnell Laing.

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"Architectural drawings, 1931, 11 drawings." Copies of plans and sections of the design for Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto are found in the archive. This sports arena was designed in association with John Ryrie and MacKenzie Waters.
" Architectural drawings, Ravenscrag Development, Montreal, Quebec 1936." 4 pencil on trace: plot plan, first floor, second floor, and third floor plans.

"Dessins architecturaux, 1931, Il dessins." Le fonds comprend des dessins de plans et de coupes du projet du Maple Leaf Gardens de Toronto. Cet aréna a été dessiné en association avec John Ryrie et MacKenzie Waters.

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  • English

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Robert Findlay, CAC 3;
Ross and MacFarlane, CAC 51


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George Allen Ross (1879-1946) was born in Montreal and studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Ross received additional training at the offices of Parker and Thomas in Boston and at the firm of Carrère and Hastings in New York. Upon his return to Montreal Ross formed a partnership with the Montreal architect David Huron MacFarlane (1875-1950). Ross and MacFarlane's partnership lasted until MacFarlane's retirement in 1913 at which time Robert Henry Macdonald (1875-1942) formed a partnership with Ross. Macdonald was born in Melbourne, Australia. After apprenticing with Richard B. Whitaker in Melbourne he emigrated to Canada in 1895. From 1895 to 1903 Macdonald worked as a junior draughtsman for Robert Findlay; he worked subsequently for George B. Post and Sons in New York (1903-5) and then for Crichton and MacKay in Wellington, New Zealand. From 1907 to 1912 he worked for Ross and Macdonald becoming the partner of Ross upon the retirement of MacFarlane in 1913. Ross and Macdonald developed one of the largest architectural practices in Canada in the early twentieth century, designing buildings such as the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, the T. Eaton Company Store in Montréal and Toronto, Union Station in Toronto and Central Station in Ottawa.

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George Allen Ross (1879-1946) est né à Montréal et a étudié l'architecture au Massachusetts Institute of Technology ainsi qu'à l'École des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Ross a reçu une formation supplémentaire au cabinet de Parker et Thomas à Boston ainsi qu'au cabinet de Carrère et Hastings à New York. De retour à Montréal, Ross s'est associé à l'architecte montréalais David Huron MacFarlane (1875-1950). L'association de Ross et MacFarlane s'est poursuivie jusqu'à la retraite de MacFarlane en 1913; Robert Henry MacDonald (1875-1942) s'est alors associé à Ross. MacDonald est né à Melbourne (Australie). Après avoir été l'apprenti de Richard B. Whitaker à Melbourne, il a émigré au Canada en 1895. De 1895 à 1903, MacDonald a travaillé comme dessinateur débutant pour Robert
Findlay; il a ensuite travaillé pour George B. Post and Sons à New York (1903-1905) puis pour Crichton et MacKay à Wellington (Nouvelle-Zélande). De 1907 à 1912, il a travaillé pour Ross et MacDonald et s'est associé à Ross après la retraite de MacFarlane en 1913. Ross et MacDonald ont monté l'un des plus gros cabinets d'architectes du Canada au début de ce siècle et ont dessiné des immeubles comme l'hôtel Royal York de Toronto, les magasins Eaton de Montréal et de Toronto, la gare Union de Toronto et la Gare centrale d'Ottawa.

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