Fonds 7 - Taylor and Gordon

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Taylor and Gordon

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  • 1888-1903 (Creation)
    Taylor and Gordon

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27 drawings
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1 volume

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Andrew Thomas Taylor (1850-1937) received his architectural training in Scotland and London. After briefly practising architecture in London, Taylor emigrated to Canada in 1883 where, for the next twenty-one years, he practised architecture in Montreal. In partnership with George William Hamilton Gordon (approximately 1854-1906), an English-born architect who trained in London in the offices of Alfred Waterhouse (1830-1905), Taylor designed six buildings for McGill University, including the Redpath Library Building and the MacDonald Physics Building. Taylor and Gordon also designed numerous commercial buildings in Montreal and throughout Canada, including a number of branches of the Bank of Montreal and the Merchants' Bank of Canada.

Andrew Thomas Taylor (1850-1937) est né en Écosse et a reçu sa formation d'architecture en Écosse et à Londres. Après avoir brièvement exercé sa profession à Londres, Taylor a émigré au Canada en 1883 et a poursuivi sa carrière à Montréal pendant vingt-trois ans. Associé de George William Hamilton Gordon (circa 1854-1906), architecte anglais qui avait été formé à Londres au cabinet d'Alfred Waterhouse (1830-1905), Taylor a dessiné six immeubles pour l'Université McGill dont la bibliothèque Redpath et le pavillon MacDonald de physique. Taylor et Gordon ont également dessiné plusieurs immeubles commerciaux à Montréal et ailleurs au Canada, y compris un certain nombre de succursales de la Banque de Montréal et de la Merchants' Bank of Canada. Taylor est retourné en Angleterre en 1904 pour y faire carrière dans la fonction publique.

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Architectural drawings of the house for George Drummond were donated to the CAC by Patrick Stoker. The architectural drawings of the Montreal Diocesan Theological College are on an extended loan from Dr. John Simons, the principal of the College.

Les dessins architecturaux de la maison de George Drummond ont été remis à la CAC par Patrick Stoker. Ceux du Séminaire diocésain de Montréal nous ont été prêtés pour une durée indéterminée par M. John Simons, principal du Séminaire.

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The fonds includes 27 drawings (1888-1896) of, notably, a house for George Drummond on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal and the Montreal Diocesan Theological College on University Street are documented in watercolour drawings of plans, elevations, and sections. In addition, there are measured drawings of the Hugh Allan house on Pine Avenue West in Montreal, designed by John William Hopkins (1825-1905) in 1861. These drawings were used for Taylor and Gordon's designs for additions to the Allan house. There is also an undated photograph of a measured drawing of the Hugh Allan house. In addition, there are also drawings by Andrew Taylor for the Montreal Maternity Hospital (Centre Hospitalier Ste-Jeanne-d'Arc), 1903. The fonds contains one published volume: Andrew T. Taylor, "The Crowns and Steeples Designed by Christopher Wren," (London: B.T. Batsford High Holborn, 1881)

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For Redpath Library, see Unidentified Architects, CAC 30 (4 drawings). For MacDonald Engineering Building, see Nobbs Collection (glass negatives of interior) and Cecil Burgess, CAC 44 (5 drawings, following the fire of April 5, 1907).

In her 2013 publication, "The Architecture of Andrew Thomas Taylor" Susan Wagg notes that "none of Taylor's office records and very few of his drawings have survived."


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