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Architectural and Grounds Plans for St. Mary's Parish

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Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of architectural and grounds plans and drawings for St. Mary's Parish in Banff, comprising 9 sheets, H58 x W89 cm to H43 x W58 cm. Plans are possibly diazotype (diazo) prints. Designed by Father Robert McGuinness. Donated by Stevenson Raines Barrett Christie Hutton Seton & Partners (l…
Date Range
[ca.1945-1951]
Reference Code
M460 / I / A / 1-9 O.S.
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Plan
Textual record
Architectural drawing
Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M460
Series
M460 / I : St. Mary's Parish
Sous-Fonds
M460
Sub-Series
M460 / I / A : Architecture
Accession Number
3707
Reference Code
M460 / I / A / 1-9 O.S.
GMD
Plan
Textual record
Architectural drawing
Date Range
[ca.1945-1951]
Physical Description
9 architectural drawings : annotations ; 89 x 58 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
File consists of architectural and grounds plans and drawings for St. Mary's Parish in Banff, comprising 9 sheets, H58 x W89 cm to H43 x W58 cm.
Plans are possibly diazotype (diazo) prints.
Designed by Father Robert McGuinness.
Donated by Stevenson Raines Barrett Christie Hutton Seton & Partners (later Raines Finlayson Barrett) to the Canadian Architectural Archives at the University of Calgary.
Notes
Father Robert McGuinness was an engineer with the Canadian federal government and the Canadian Pacific Railway before entering the priesthood. After becoming ordained in Rome, Father McGuinness traveled around Europe and his designs for St. Mary's Parish were influenced by the ancient stone churches he visited during his travels.
The church was known by different names, including: St. Mary of the Assumption and St. Mary's Catholic Church. It is currently called St. Mary's Parish.
Name Access
McGuinness, Robert J.
Subject Access
Churches
Architecture
St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church
Buildings
Geographic Access
Banff
Banff National Park
Alberta
Canada
Reproduction Restrictions
Originals are held in the Canadian Architectural Archives at the University of Calgary Libraries.
Copies are for reference only.
Language
English
Category
Religions
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Documents and Certificates

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions54640
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 8 cm of textual records, 65 x 40 cm or smaller. File pertains to the personal and professional records of the Wardle family, particularly James M. Wardle. Records include: birth certificates for each family member (James Morey Wardle, 1888; Leette (Roney) Wardle, 1889; and Dorothy …
Date Range
1888-1998
1888-1889
1912
1913
1919
1945
c.1935-c.1959
1966-1972
1998
Reference Code
M521 / II / A / 1-7
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Private record
Published record
Textual record
Newspaper clipping
Government record
Plan
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M521 / V75
Series
M521 / II : Wardle Family
Sous-Fonds
M521
Sub-Series
M521 / II / A : Documents and Certificates
Accession Number
7504
Reference Code
M521 / II / A / 1-7
GMD
Private record
Published record
Textual record
Newspaper clipping
Government record
Plan
Date Range
1888-1998
1888-1889
1912
1913
1919
1945
c.1935-c.1959
1966-1972
1998
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records (65 x 40 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 8 cm of textual records, 65 x 40 cm or smaller. File pertains to the personal and professional records of the Wardle family, particularly James M. Wardle. Records include: birth certificates for each family member (James Morey Wardle, 1888; Leette (Roney) Wardle, 1889; and Dorothy Hope Wardle, 1919); James and Leette's marriage certificate from 1913; proof of age certificates and various notes on family (Roney) history; records pertaining to the family plot in the Old Banff Cemetery (including a photocopy of a blueprint plan of the cemetery grounds); records pertaining to the estates of James (d. 1971) and Leette (d. 1969); miscellaneous family items (including records about Dorothy's cousin Jack WIlliams who died overseas during World War II); photocopies of records pertaining to appointments and certificates for James (including his appointment to Deputy Minister of the Interior in 1935); and James' shares with the Alaska Yukon Pipeline (1966-1967). Records also include newspaper clippings (Banff Crag and Canyon, Calgary Herald) and various correspondence (related to the material) interspersed throughout.
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Subject Access
Marriage
National parks and reserves
Newspaper
World War II
Government
Personal and Family Life
Personal and Professional Life
Personal, Family
Records
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Canada
Ottawa
Calgary
Language
English
Conservation
M521 / II / A / 1 : Includes James Wardle's original birth certificate. In okay condition (some tears), currently in mylar. Consider digitizing.
M521 / II / A / 7 : The original shareholder certificate was ripped and then heavily taped back together. It is currently in mylar but could present issues in the future. Consider digitizing.
Creator
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James
Parks Canada
Government of Canada
Category
Family and personal life
Government
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Robert J. McGuinness fonds

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions276
Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two series: I. St. Mary's Parish, ca.1945-1983, 0.16 cm, and contains two sub-series: A. Architecture, ca.1945-1983 (architectural plans, general information); B. Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings (pertaining to Father McGuinness and St. Mary's Parish), 1950-1978. II. McGuinn…
Date Range
1940-1950
1954
1955
1960
1977
1978
1980-1983
Reference Code
M460
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Plan
Postcard
Private record
Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 460
Sous-Fonds
M 460
Accession Number
960
3707
2018.9000
Reference Code
M460
GMD
Textual record
Plan
Postcard
Private record
Date Range
1940-1950
1954
1955
1960
1977
1978
1980-1983
Physical Description
1.11 cm of textual records (34 pages : 29 x 42 cm or smaller) -- 9 architectural drawings : annotations ; 89 x 58 cm or smaller
History / Biographical
Originally from ancient Iveagh, which is now County Down, Ireland, the McGuinness family eventually migrated to Liverpool at an unknown time. The McGuinness family were provision merchants in Liverpool, but found supplies limited so they emigrated to Canada. Born on June 20, 1886 in Liverpool, Father Robert James McGuinness moved to Belleville, Ontario, Canada with his family in 1890. He had 7 brothers and sisters, including Oswald A. McGuinness, who settled in Invermere, British Columbia. Robert attended St. Lawrence College in Ampleforth, Yorkshire, and completed his studies at St. Servan in Rhiems, France, qualifying as an engineer. He held a position with the federal government upon his return to Canada, however when World War I broke out Robert served in the 29th Battalion of CRTS building pontoons behind European battle lines. After returning to Canada, Robert worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway as an architectural engineer, which brought him west to Banff, Alberta. Robert was the resident architectural engineer overlooking the construction of the Banff Springs Hotel expansion in the 1920's. In the late 1920's, Robert traveled to Rome to enter the seminary and four years later he was ordained as a priest. After serving as priest in Calgary, Robert was appointed Catholic priest in Banff in 1936, where he lived and worked until his death in 1961. To fulfill a personal dream, Robert designed and supervised the construction of the new church building and grounds for St. Mary's Parish (St. Mary's of the Assumption) which was completed in 1951. During his years in Europe, Robert visited ancient churches and cathedrals which influenced the design of the church, primarily the Norman Chateau architectural style. Robert was also a talented artist. Some of his work can be seen in galleries in New York and in Banff. His work has been reproduced for Canadian Pacific Railway tourism material, including the Spiral Tunnels postcard included in this fonds. Robert died in Calgary on June 17, 1961, just shy of his 75th birthday, after being ill for a few months.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two series:
I. St. Mary's Parish, ca.1945-1983, 0.16 cm, and contains two sub-series: A. Architecture, ca.1945-1983 (architectural plans, general information); B. Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings (pertaining to Father McGuinness and St. Mary's Parish), 1950-1978.
II. McGuinness Family, 1953-1977, 1 cm (private records, including handwritten notes, a memoir, and a postcard).
Notes
. IYounger brother Oswald was a surveyor who built the road from Invermere to Calgary
There is some indication that Robert had a role in the construction of the Bow River Bridge or the collection of the stones used for the bridge, but this is unconfirmed
Name Access
McGuinness, Robert J.
Subject Access
Architecture
Art
Banff
Buildings
Churches
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Family and personal life
Professional and Personal Life
Religions
St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Canada
Ontario
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Related Material
08.3 / Si 3m / Pam
08.3 / B22 stm / Pam
08.3 / Sa 2 / Pam
Creator
McGuinness, Robert J.
Category
Family and personal life
Religions
Biographical Source Notes
Based on contents of the fonds
https://www.genealogy.com/ftm/g/o/g/Laurie-Goggin/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0444.html
"St. Mary's of the Assumption" pamphlet printed by the Crag and Canyon in Banff (08.3/Sa 2/Pam)
http://www.stmarysparishbanff.ca/history/
Title Source
Title based on accession records
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