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Gordon Adamson fonds

Adamson, Gordon Sinclair, 1904-1986

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74 m of drawings and textual records.
Canadian architect. Gordon Sinclair Adamson was born in Orangeville, Ontario, May 19, 1904. He received his B. Arch. from the University of Toronto in 1928. He married Bessie Arlene Graham in 1934. They have one daughter. After working for Sproatt & Roll, Mathers & Haldenby, Edwin Kay Ltd., and Shell Oil Co., he became principal in the firm of Adamson & Morgan in 1934. In 1946 the firm became Gordon Adamson & Associates. He was the president of the Ontario Association of Architects in 1953. Significant projects include: Apartment house at 130 Forest Hill Road, Toronto; Holt Renfrew Building, Toronto; Bell Telephone Co. of Canada, Exchange Building, Pickering; Canada and Dominion Sugar Company, Toronto; Co-operators Insurance Association Office Building, London; Kipling Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke; Peacock Contracting Company Office Building, Toronto; St. Clair Balfour Residence, Toronto. Fonds consists of drawings, files, and specifications from the architectural practice of Gordon Adamson & Associates, 1933-1972. Fonds also includes a partnership agreement between Gordon Sinclair Adamson and Earle C. Morgan dated March 27, 1945 and correspondence regarding the partnership agreement and partnership termination between Gordon Sinclair Adamson and Earle C. Morgan, February, 1946. Title based on contents of fonds. Acquired by donation in 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, and 1985. Finding aids available at repository. Further accruals expected. Accessions: 33A/78.13, 61A/79.17, 140A/82.25, 172A/83.27, 217A/85.10