Fonds 2004-11 - John Arnold Thomson architectural drawings

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CA ON00156 2004-11


John Arnold Thomson architectural drawings


  • 1938 (Creation)

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7 architectural drawings (one framed); four letters

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John Arnold Thomson was born in Ayr, Ontario, on March 2nd, 1876, the son of John and Martha Thomson. He was an architect and worked in Ottawa as the Chief Draughtsman of the Public Works Department before moving to Belleville, Ontario, in 1924. He married Eleanor Featherstonhaugh in Ottawa on September 23rd, 1903 and the couple had three daughters. Thomson was the architect of the Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School in Belleville. He died on March 12th, 1949 and was buried in Ayr.

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The drawings were donated to Moira Lodge No. 11 G.R.C. by a member of John Arnold Thomson's family in 1999, through Paul Foster.

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The drawings were placed on permanent loan with the Hastings County Historical Society in May 2004.

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Architectural drawings for a proposed Masonic Lodge at the northeast corner of Pinnacle Street and Victoria Avenue in Belleville, Ontario, with associated correspondence.

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  • English



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