Fonds AM83 - British Columbia Department of Public Works fonds

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British Columbia Department of Public Works fonds

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0.01 m of textual records

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The Department of Public Works was established in 1908 through the enactment of the Department of Public Works Act, which formalized the division of the former Department of Lands and Works into two departments.

The Department was responsible for design, construction and maintenance of government offices and buildings used by various provincial agencies; public highways, bridges, wharves; river-bank protection; and maintenance of ferry and steamboat services.
In 1975 the Department of Public Works and the Department of Highways merged to form the Department of Highways and Public Works.

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The fonds includes the specifications for a courthouse to be erected on the block bounded by Georgia, Hornby, Howe and Robson Streets, for the Provincial Government of B.C., to be built in conformity with drawings prepared by F.M. Rattenbury of Victoria. Included are general conditions in contracting for the building. The fonds also includes the specification, issued by the Inspector of Electrical Energy, from the Court House in Vancouver, for installation of transformers and secondary wiring, lighting and a silo motor, at Colony Farm, Essondale. Tenders were submitted to the Minister of Public Works, Victoria.

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Presented in part by Harold Cullerne of North Burnaby.


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  • Box: 511-A-06 fld 03-04