Title and statement of responsibility area
William Hamilton Architect Ltd. fonds
General material designation
- Textual record
- Architectural drawing
- Graphic material - photograph
Other title information
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- Source of title proper: Title based on name of creator.
Level of description
CA EDM MS-740
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Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
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Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1983, 1985 (Creation)
- William Hamilton Architect Ltd.
Physical description area
12 cm of textual material. - 1 set architectural drawings. - 506 photographs
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Archival description area
Name of creator
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.
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 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, . (o/s)
Immediate source of acquisition
This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by William Hamilton Architect in 1999.
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.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
There are no restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.
See Scope and content above.
In this repository, see also:
The Alberta Hotel Finding Aid
No further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A99-160
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Description record identifier
City of Edmonton Archives
Rules or conventions
Rules for Archival Description (RAD), Archives Society of Alberta Subject Terms