File 2006-029, Oversize Folder 8 - Technical drawings of two arts buildings

Technical drawing of the north elevation of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the north elevation of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the second floor plan of an arts building for Dalhousie University Technical drawing of the west elevation of an arts building for Dalhousie University Technical drawing of the basement plan of an arts building for Dalhousie University Technical drawing of the first floor plan of an arts building for Dalhousie University Technical drawing of a cross section of an arts building for Dalhousie University Technical drawing of the south elevation of an arts building for Dalhousie University Technical drawing of a longitudinal section of an arts building for Dalhousie University Technical drawing of the ground floor plan of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the ground floor plan of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the fourth floor plan of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the second floor plan of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the basement plan of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the third floor plan of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the elevation of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the south elevation of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the third floor plan of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the ground floor plan of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the fourth floor plan of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the attic plan of an arts building for Dalhousie University Technical drawing of the west and east elevations of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the second floor plan of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of a cross section of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of the third floor plan of a Dalhousie arts building Technical drawing of a floor plan of a Dalhousie arts building

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Technical drawings of two arts buildings

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  • Technical drawing

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2006-029, Oversize Folder 8

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  • 1920-1932 (Creation)
  • 1920 (Creation)
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    Darling, Frank

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26 technical drawings

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(1850-1923)

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Frank Darling was born in 1850 in Scarborough Township to William Stewart Darling and Jane Parsons. Darling was educated at Upper Canada College and Trinity College. He worked briefly a a bank teller before becoming the apprentice of architect Harry Langley in 1866. Around 1870, he moved to London, England to train with architect George Edmund Street. Darling returned to Toronto in 1873 and set up a private practice in partnership with Henry Macdougall. He later formed partnerships with Samuel George Curry, Henry Sproatt, and John A. Pearson. Some of his most well-known works are the Toronto Club, the Victoria Hospital for Sick Children, and several bank branches across Canada.

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File contains plans for two different proposed Arts Buildings at Dalhousie University. by Andrew Cobb and Frank Darling (consulting architect). One building is now known as the University Club and the other may never have been built. The plans include floor plans and elevations for both buildings. Some of the drawings and encapsulated in plastic and some are mounted on matboard.

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