File - - Public natatorium and concert hall, English Bay

Upper and main floor plans Site plan and lower ground floor plan Proposed swimming bath Natatorium, English Bay : Details of ladies' dressing boxes and lockers Natatorium English Bay : Details of men's dressing boxes and lockers Floor grates in dressing rooms natatorium Public hall, winter garden, swimming pool and restaurant Plan of public hall, restaurant, winter garden and swimming pool on Beach Avenue Public hall, restaurant and palm court, and swimming pool on Beach Avenue Elevations and cross-section Elevations, floor plan and cross-section of swimming baths Proposed swimming bath Proposed swimming bath Proposed swimming bath : plan of electrical lighting Proposed swimming bath : plan of ventilation and heating

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Public natatorium and concert hall, English Bay

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10 architectural drawings

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Sharp and Thompson was a Vancouver architectural firm founded in 1908 by George Lister Thornton Sharp and Charles Joseph Thompson. The firm designed many buildings, including the master plan, Sciences Buildings, Main Library and powerhouse for the University of B.C.; the Vancouver Club; the Anglican Theological College at UBC, the Burrard Street Bridge, and a large number of residences; St. Mary's Church, Kerrisdale; the first Vancouver Art Gallery (1931).

After the retirement of George Sharp around 1940 and architects Robert Berwick and Ned Pratt became partners in 1945, the firm was renamed and continued as Thompson, Berwick and Pratt.

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Allen S. Wootton was a civil engineer who spent much of his career with the Vancouver Park Board.

Wootton was born July 26, 1873 in England, and was a Town Engineering in England before moving to Canada, presumably to take the position of Parks Engineer with the Vancouver Park Board in June 1913. In 1936 he was appointed Parks Superintendent, effectively the head of the Park Board's operations. While with the Park Board, Wootton designed a number of structures, both built and unbuilt, for park and recreation facilities across the city.

Allen Wootton died August 6, 1950.

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File consists of architectural drawings depicting a proposed building at English Bay which would house a public lecture hall, restaurant and winter garden, and indoor swimming pool "natatorium". The drawings include elevations, floor plans and sections.

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