Fonds AM1027 - Commonwealth Construction Company fonds

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Commonwealth Construction Company fonds

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  • Architectural drawing
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AM1027

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252 architectural drawings - 2 cm textual records

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(1925-1983)

Biographical history

Commonwealth Construction was founded in 1925 under the name Carter-Halls-Aldinger Construction, a general contracting firm based in Vancouver, B.C. In 1945, the company changed its name to (or was acquired by) Commonwealth Construction Company. The firm was involved in projects in Victoria, BC and Winnipeg, MB, as well as Vancouver.

In 1983, the company became inactive; in 1985 it was amalgamated into a numbered company which itself was discontinued in 2000.

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Fonds consists of operational records of Carter-Hall-Aldinger Co., the predecessor company of Commonwealth Construction. The records document projects in Vancouver and Victoria in which Carter-Hall-Aldinger acted as general contractors.

Records include design drawings, shop drawings, and project specifications.

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Records donated by Commonwealth Construction Co. in 1989

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Some records in this fonds are restricted due to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please refer to individual file descriptions for more information on access restrictions for individual files.

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Records of other Carter-Hall-Aldringer projects can also be found in AM1592.

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