Fonds MS-740 - William Hamilton Architect Ltd. fonds

Alberta Hotel - South Elevation Alberta Hotel Alberta Hotel - Detail of Ceiling Alberta Hotel Alberta Hotel - Interior Alberta Hotel - Elevator Alberta Hotel Alberta Hotel Alberta Hotel Alberta Hotel - Dismantling
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William Hamilton Architect Ltd. fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Architectural drawing
  • Graphic material - photograph

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CA EDM MS-740

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  • 1983, 1985 (Creation)
    Creator
    William Hamilton Architect Ltd.

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Physical description

12 cm of textual material. - 1 set architectural drawings. - 506 photographs

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(1968-current)

Administrative history

The creator of these records was Woolfenden Group Architects, a predecessor of the firm William Hamilton Architect. The project leader, and principal of the firm at the time, was Brian Woolfenden, who practiced architecture in Edmonton for approximately thirty years, ca. 1966-1995. Other key members of the project team were David Brookes, specification writer and responsible for project documentation, and Dennis Hooke, technologist, who was responsible for, among other things, preparing the drawings.
Woolfenden Group Architects was hired to dismantle the Alberta Hotel by the City of Edmonton, which wanted to preserve key building components for its eventual reconstruction.

Custodial history

William Hamilton Architect was the continuation of a firm which began ca. 1968 as Edwards and Woolfenden Architects. In 1983 and 1984, when the dismantling of the Alberta Hotel took place, the firm was called Woolfenden Group Architects. In 2010 and 2011, while the Alberta Hotel was being reconstructed, this same firm was known as HFKS Architects and currently continues to use this name.

Scope and content

This fonds contains documents relating to the dismantling and demolition of the Alberta Hotel, which occupied the northeast corner of Jasper Avenue and 98th Street from 1903 to 1984. The fonds also contains a reconstruction document. Because part of the reconstruction documentation consisted of three binders of photographs, those binders have been photocopied for the fonds. The photocopied binders are cross referenced to the EA collection. The fonds also contains a set of architectural drawings.
File List:
File 1: Proposal to dismantle hotel, 1983.
File 2: Tender documents for dismantling, 1983.
File 3: Specifications for dismantling, 1983.
File 4: Reconstruction document, 1985.
File 5: Dismantling photos (copies), 1983, 1984.
File 6: Dismantling photos (copies), 1984.
File 7: Notes, 1983, 1984.
File 8: Architectural Drawings & Floor Plans, [1985]. (o/s)

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Immediate source of acquisition

This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by William Hamilton Architect in 1999.

Arrangement

The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.
The photographs were arranged in chronological order and assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-788.

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  • English

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
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Associated materials

In this repository, see also:
The Alberta Hotel Finding Aid

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession numbers: A99-160

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Final

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Physical storage

  • Box: MS Room
  • Map cabinet: MS Room
  • Box: Library