Architectural plans for the reconstruction of Halifax and other material

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Architectural plans for the reconstruction of Halifax and other material

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  • 1917-1971 (Creation)

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ca. 400 architectural drawings and other material

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Series forms part of the Halifax Relief Commission fonds and consists of architectural plans, maps and photographs commissioned or accumulated by the commission to support or document its role in the reconstruction of Halifax. Many of the architectural drawings are by Ross and MacDonald, architects, Montreal and Halifax. Photographs, almost exclusively prints, depict Halifax after the explosion and the reconstruction of the devastated areas, particularly Richmond. Also includes twelve scrapbooks, containing newspaper clippings, as well as typewritten notices, published articles and photographs, documenting the activities of the commission,1917-1971.

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File list and item-level inventory of architectural drawings available. Partial item list of photographs available.

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Retrieval codes: Photographs: acc. no.1976-166. Architectural plans: see architectural plans finding aid under Ross and MacDonald.

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Includes: ca. 130 photographs

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