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Robert J. McGuinness fonds

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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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Contemporary Canadian architecture : the mainstream and beyond

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue20490
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
c1982
Author
Bernstein, William
Publisher
Toronto : Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Call Number
NA745 B4
Author
Bernstein, William
Responsibility
William Bernstein & Ruth Cawker
Publisher
Toronto : Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Published Date
c1982
Physical Description
190p. : ill. plans.
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Architecture, Canadian
Devonian Gardens (Calgary)
Erickson, Arthur
Mawson, Thomas
Architecture - Calgary
Arthur Erickson Associates
Architecture - Vancouver
Architecture - Edmonton
Notes
Bibliography p.181-182
Includes index
ISBN
0-88902-588-6
Accession Number
15,000
Call Number
NA745 B4
Location
Art Library is located in Curatorial Department - Please contact Curatorial Department for access
Collection
Art Library
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Space in Canadian architecture

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue20492
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
c1981
Author
Jackson, Anthony
Publisher
[Halifax?] : Tech-Press (Technical University of Nova Scotia)
Call Number
NA745 J3
Author
Jackson, Anthony
Responsibility
Anthony Jackson
Publisher
[Halifax?] : Tech-Press (Technical University of Nova Scotia)
Published Date
c1981
Physical Description
32p. : ill., plans, diagr. - (Library of Canadian architecture)
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Space (Architecture)
Architecture - Canada
ISBN
0-920692-03-6
Call Number
NA745 J3
Location
Art Library is located in Curatorial Department - Please contact Curatorial Department for access
Collection
Art Library
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Saskatoon imagined : art and architecture in the wonder city

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Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1989
Author
Decoursey, Elaine
Publisher
Saskatoon : Mendel Art Gallery
Call Number
NX432 S3 O42
Author
Decoursey, Elaine
Responsibility
Elaine Decoursey and Don Kerr, guest curators
Publisher
Saskatoon : Mendel Art Gallery
Published Date
1989
Physical Description
64p. : facsim (some col.)
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Architecture - Saskatoon
Art - Saskatoon
Notes
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Mendel Art Gallery, Feb. 9-Apr. 2, 1989, and travelling to other galleries
Call Number
NX432 S3 O42
Location
Art Library is located in Curatorial Department - Please contact Curatorial Department for access
Collection
Art Library
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Alpine huts in the Rockies, Selkirks and Purcells...

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Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1986
Author
Kariel, Herbert G.
Kariel, Pat
Publisher
Banff : Alpine Club of Canada
Call Number
06.5 K11a
Author
Kariel, Herbert G.
Kariel, Pat
Responsibility
by Herbert G. Kariel and Patricia E. Kariel
Publisher
Banff : Alpine Club of Canada
Published Date
1986
Physical Description
183p. : ill., maps, plans, ports
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Architecture
Cabins
Cabins and shelters
Huts
Mountaineering
History
Abstract
Pertains to alpine huts in the Rocky Mountains, Selkirk Mountains, and Purcell Mountains - includes photographs, history, and other details.
Contents
Prologue
Rocky Mountains:
Lake Louise-Yoho Area:
Abbot Pass Hut
Elizabeth Parker Hut
Fay Hut
Stanley Mitchell Hut
Halfway/Ptarmigan Hut
Graham Cooper Hut
Neil Colgan Hut
Castle Mountain Hut
Wapta Icefield Area:
Balfour Hut
Peter and Catharine Whyte Hut / Petyto Hut
Bow Hut
Banff-Jasper National Park Boundary Areas:
Saskatchewan Glacier Hut
Athabasca Glacier Hut
Lloyd MacKay / Mount Freshfield Hut
Mount Alberta Hut
Jasper Area:
Pocahontas / Disaster Point Hut
Wates-Gibson-Memorial Hut
Ralph Forster / Mount Robson Hut
Mount Colin Centennial Hut
Fryatt Creek / Sydney Vallance Hut
Lawrence Grassi / Mount Clemenceau Hut
Shangri-La and Watchtower Cabins
Fortress Lake Cabin
Mount Assiniboine Area:
Naiset Cabins
Robin C. Hind / Mount Assiniboine Hut
Surprise Creek Cabin
Police Meadows Cabin
Mitchell River Cabin
Bryant Creek and Egypt Lake Shelters
Other Huts in the Rockies:
CMC Valley / Archie Simpson Hut
Elk Lake Cabin
Fish Lake Cabin
Selkirk Mountains:
Rogers Pass Area:
Hermit Hut
Glacier Circle Hut
Arthur O. Wheeler Hut
Sapphine Col Hut
Balu Pass Hut
Eva Lake Shelter
Northern Selkirks:
Fairy Meadow Hut
Sir Sandford / Great Cairn Hut
Kokanee Glacier Area:
Slocan Chief Cabin
Silver Spray Cabin
Woodbury Glacier Cabin
Enterprise Hut
Valhalla Ranges:
Mulvey Basin Hut
Gwillim Creek Cabin
Evans Lake Cabin
Cove Creek Cabin
Cahill Lake and Beatrice Lake Cabins
Nemo Creek Cabin
Sharp Creek Cabins
Wee Sandy Cabins
Wragge Creek Cabin
Other Huts in the Selkirks:
Echo Basin and Ripple Ridge Cabins
Purcell Mountains:
Bugaboo Area:
Conrad Kain Hut
Vowell / Mallory Igloo
McMurdo Creek Cabin
Epilogue
Appendix
Index
ISBN
0-920330-18-5
Accession Number
AC637
Call Number
06.5 K11a
Collection
Archives Library
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Modern Canadian architecture

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Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
c1983
Author
Whiteson, Leon
Publisher
Edmonton : Hurtig Publishers
Call Number
NA745 W4
Author
Whiteson, Leon
Responsibility
Leon Whiteson
Publisher
Edmonton : Hurtig Publishers
Published Date
c1983
Physical Description
272p. : ill. (some col.), plans.
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Architecture, Canadian
ISBN
0-88830-248-7
Accession Number
16,500
Call Number
NA745 W4
Location
Art Library is located in Curatorial Department - Please contact Curatorial Department for access
Collection
Art Library
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An appraisal of commercial, multifamily, industrial lots and motel acreage sites located at Banff National Park, Alberta

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue4707
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1980
Author
Alberta Appraisal Company
Call Number
13.112 B22a
Author
Alberta Appraisal Company
Published Date
1980
Physical Description
4v. (700p.) : ill., maps, plans
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Architecture
Buildings
Businesses
Land use
Leases
Notes
Accompanied by map : Banff Townsite Zoning Regulations District Map (map section)
Accession Number
3408
Call Number
13.112 B22a
Collection
Archives Library
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Artist
James Head (1952 – , Canadian)
Date
1980
Medium
ektacolour on paper
Catalogue Number
HeJ.18.02
Artist
James Head (1952 – , Canadian)
Title
Two Chairs
Date
1980
Medium
ektacolour on paper
Dimensions
37.0 x 56.0 cm
Subject
architecture, furniture
still life
Credit
Gift of James Head, 1982
Catalogue Number
HeJ.18.02
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Lake View from Porch

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Artist
James Head (1952 – , Canadian)
Date
1980
Medium
ektacolour on paper
Catalogue Number
HeJ.18.01
Artist
James Head (1952 – , Canadian)
Title
Lake View from Porch
Date
1980
Medium
ektacolour on paper
Dimensions
22.7 x 34 cm
Subject
seascape
architecture
Credit
Gift of James Head, 1982
Catalogue Number
HeJ.18.01
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Artist
Medrie MacPhee (1953 – , Canadian)
Date
1981
Medium
lithograph on paper
Catalogue Number
MpM.04.01
Artist
Medrie MacPhee (1953 – , Canadian)
Title
Sophica's Window
Date
1981
Medium
lithograph on paper
Dimensions
76.2 x 56.5 cm
Subject
still life
window
architecture
window frame
Credit
Purchased from Mira Godard Gallery, Gallery, 1981
Catalogue Number
MpM.04.01
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