File 470 - St. Paul's Church

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St. Paul's Church

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CA CAC 1-3-470

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  • January 1938-March 1955 (Creation)

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65 drawings : 54 pencil on paper, 3 watercolour on paper, 1 watercolour on card, 5 blueprints, 2 black line

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File consists primarily of architectural drawings for church (wood; wall bearing). Also includes file folder of correspondence. Drawings include:
1 presentation drawing: exterior perspective
30 development drawings: furniture, fittings, woodwork (including cross), perspectives, decorations, cornice, ceiling, embroidery, chapel, stained glass, mouldings
5 working drawings: floor plans, roof plan, elevations, gallery, heating plans
29 detail drawings: entrance, air inlet, chancel, steps, furniture, windows, eaves, verge, pilasters, porch, ceiling, gallery, nave, dado, woodwork (including panelling, trim), belfry, cross, doors, stairs, framing, spire, ironwork (including weathercock, cross, tie bars), pulpit, font.

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On the back of a drawing from this collection is a full size detail from the Chapel of St. John, Christ Church Cathedral [folder 125-F11 3(3)]

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In a letter to Percy Nobbs, T.J. Matthews, Archdeacon of Gaspé writes, “St. Paul’s is your church and I think you have a view of the building which as far as possible, should be given unhindered expression. “ (T. J. Matthews, Gaspé, to Percy E. Nobbs, Montreal, 9 April 1953, John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection, McGill University) Nobbs was involved from 1938 to 1953 in every aspect of the work at St. Paul’s from the construction, to stained glass, to the Bishop’s chair and to details of carpeting for the church.

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