Subfonds 4.01 - Saxe and Archibald

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CA CAC 4-4.01

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76 architectural drawings

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Charles Jewett Saxe (1870-1943) and John Smith Archibald (1872-1934) were co-workers at the architectural firm of Edward Maxwell (1867-1923). For a biography of Archibald see CAC 4, for a biography of Saxe see CAC 4.04. In 1897 Saxe and Archibald left Maxwell's employ to set up a partnership that was to last until 1915. Together they executed a number of designs for domestic architecture, as well as the Montefiore Club (1907), the Emmanuel Congregational Church (1906) and the Ecole Technique de Montreal (1909-11). Three of Saxe and Archibald's projects are documented by architectural drawings in the CAC archives.

For a more complete view of Saxe's practice the Charles Jewett Saxe Fonds, CAC 4.04 and Saxe and Miller Fonds, CAC 48 should also be consulted. For further information, see the CAC's publication, John S. Archibald and His Associates: A Guide to the Archive =John S. Archibald et ses associés: Guide du fonds. Montreal: Canadian Architectural Collection, Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, McGill University, 1990. Also see Irene Puchalski. An Analysis of Four Building Types by John S. Archibald, Architect (1872-1934). M.A. Thesis. Montreal: Concordia University, 1991.

Charles Jewett Saxe (l870-1943) et John Smith Archibald (1872-1934) ont travaillé ensemble au cabinet d'architecture d'Edward Maxwell (1867-1923). Pour une biographie d'Archibald, voir CAC 4, pour une biographie de Saxe, voir CAC 4.04. En 1897, Saxe et Archibald ont quitté le cabinet de Maxwell pour former une association qui allait se maintenir jusqu'en 1914. Ensemble, ils ont dessiné plusieurs projets d'architecture domestique de même que le club Montefiore (1907), l'Emmanuel Congregational Church (1906) et l'École technique de Montréal (1909-1911). Trois des projets de Saxe et Archibald sont documentés par des dessins architecturaux déposés au fonds de la CAC.

Pour un aperçu plus complet de la pratique de Saxe il faudrait également consulter les fonds Charles Jewett Saxe, CAC 4.04 et Saxe et Miller, CAC 48. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez consulter la publication de la CAC intitulée John S. Archibald and His Associates: A Guide to the Archive = John S. Archibald et ses associés: Guide du fonds, Montréal : Collection d'architecture canadienne, Bibliothèque Blackader-Lauterman d'architecture et d'art, Université McGill, 1990. Voir aussi Irene Puchalski. An Analysis of Four Building Types by John S. Archibald, Architect (1872-1934). Thèse de maîtrise. Montréal: Université Concordia, 1991.

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Hugh Percival Illsley gave the drawings to the CAC circa 1976.

Le matériel a été remis à la CAC par Hugh Percival Illsley en 1976.

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This series contains 76 architectural drawings dating from 1908 to 1912. Three Montreal projects are documented by drawings: alterations to the old Masonic Temple, Dorchester Blvd. West (now René-Lévesque Blvd.), the Ecole Technique de Montréal, and alterations to the Engineers' Club.

Contenant 76 dessins architecturaux (1908-1912). Trois projets montréalais sont documentés par des dessins : les modifications apportées à l'ancien Temple maçonnique, boulevard Dorchester ouest (maintenant boulevard René-Lévesque), l'École technique de Montréal et les modifications apportées au Club des ingénieurs.

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