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Description found in Archives
Series consists of
Place of creation
29,437 architectural drawings
837 technical drawings
1 drawing (graphic art)
305 presentation panels
2 remote sensing images
753 aperture cards of architectural drawings
624 aperture cards of technical drawings
Scope and content
Series consists of records created and/or maintained by the office of the Chief Architect. The series includes unnumbered correspondence, letterbooks, specifications and drawings relating to the design and construction of public buildings (government office buildings, Post Offices, hospitals, laboratories, schools, penitentiaries, etc.), throughout Canada and various international cities.
Copyright belongs to the Crown. Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Finding aids are available. Please consult lower level descriptions. 96 (Other)
Biography / Administrative history
In 1871 Thomas S. Scott was appointed to direct the "several architectural works authorized by the Government of Canada, and to control and regulate the progress and expenditure upon such works" (P.C. 1020, 24 May 1871). One year later his title was changed to Chief Architect (P.C. 131, 17 February 1872). RG11 General Inventory
Related control no.
2. 88-077 OFRC
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