Fonds C 12 - Souter, Bell, Howard and Souter fonds

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Souter, Bell, Howard and Souter fonds

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ON00009 C 12

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  • [1889?]-1965 (Creation)

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3,024 architectural drawings 54 photographs 2.5 cm of textual records

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Fonds consists of architectural drawings, photographs and a small amount of textual material created by the firm Souter, Bell, Howard and Souter, its predecessors, and other predecessor firms ultimately associated with the firm of Souter- Lenz-Taylor. A number of drawings were acquired over the years as reference drawings by the firm of Souter, Bell, Howard and Souter. Included among these were the drawings of the firms of McDonnell and Lenz, William Stewart and Son, Stewart and Witton [or W.P. Witton and Stewart], and Roy H. Bishop. Fonds also contains drawings of various firms of engineers. Types of buildings represented in the fonds include many commercial and industrial structures such as office buildings, plants and factories, as well as hotels, banks and department stores. There are also private clubs, schools, orphanages, churches, residences, hospitals, band shells, arenas and YMCA facilities.

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Fonds was acquired by the Archives of Ontario in three accessions: one instalment arrived in 1980, and two in 1994.


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No restrictions on access.

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Copyright transferred to Archives of Ontario by donor. No restrictions on reproduction or publication of material for which the donor is authorized to transfer the copyright to the Archives. Other material may require permission of third party copyright holders.

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Associated materials

Additional material relating to the architects R.E. McDonnell and Charles Lenz, is held by the Archives of Ontario: R.E. McDonnell Collection, C 16 and Charles Lenz fonds, F 1404.

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