Fonds PR2566 - Rule, Wynn and Rule Architects fonds

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Rule, Wynn and Rule Architects fonds

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    • [ca. 1930] (Creation)

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    4 architectural drawings

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    Administrative history

    In 1938, John Ulric Rule (1904-1978) and Gordon K. Wynn (1910-1994) formed an architecture firm in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1939, John Rule's brother, Peter Leitch Rule (1913-1964) joined the firm and the firm became Rule, Wynn and Rule. The firm opened a Calgary office in 1945, but closed the office in 1986.

    The Edmonton office constitutes one of the longest running architectural offices in Edmonton. The firm has produced designs for projects such as Foster McGarvey Funeral Home (1938), Varscona Theatre (1940), and the Alberta Government Telephone Building (1953). The firm also designed the Petroleum Building (1951), Spruce Cliff Apartments (1953), Trend House (1954), Elveden Centre (1959-64), and MacMahon Stadium (1960) among other projects in Calgary. The firm won numerous awards, including Alberta Association of Architects awards for the Alberta Agriculture Building (1983), Edmonton Centre (1978), Maclean Block renovation (1979) and Weinlos Elementary School (1985) and a City of Edmonton Architectural Award for the Commonwealth Aquatic Centre (1978).

    In 1966, Rule Wynn and Rule, Calgary became Rule Wynn Hames & Partners. Subsequent changes in partners and firm names included W.G. Hames Associates, and Hames & Timleck Architects & Engineers.

    In 1966, Rule Wynn and Rule, Edmonton became Rule Wynn Forbes Lord & Partners. Subsequent changes in partners and names included Wynn Forbes Lord Feldberg Schmidt, Wynn Hames Forbes Lord Feldberg Schmidt, Forbes Lord Feldberg Schmidt Croll, Schmidt Feldberg Croll Henderson, Henderson Inglis, Henderson Inglis Partridge, and HIP Architects. HIP Architects merged with Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning in 2012.

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    The fonds consists of three architectural plans for the Edmonton Club buildings dating from ca. 1930 and produced by Rule Wynn and Rule.

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    In 1968, R.O. Harrison, Director of the Provincial Museum and Archives of Alberta donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta. It's unknown how R.O. Harrison obtained the material.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Associated materials

        Please see the Wynn Rule and Wynn, Edmonton Fonds and the Wynn Rule and Wynn, Calgary Fonds at the Canadian Architectural Archives at the University of Calgary.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from: (Accessed June 22, 2008). For more information on Rule Wynn and Rule please see, Fraser, Linda M. The Rule Wynn and Rule (Edmonton) Architectural Drawings: An Inventory of the Collection at the Canadian Architectural Archives at the University of Calgary Library, Kathy E. Zimon Ed., Canadian Archival Series No. 3, 1997.

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        Includes accession PR1968.0047.

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