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Frederick Davies fonds
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Frederick Davies fonds

  • AM1389
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1958

Fonds consists of construction contracts (1931-1953), correspondence (1922, 1938), church building dedication programs (1927-1952), news clippings (1928-1958), and photographs (1890-1966), relating to Frederick Davies' construction projects and his family.

Davies, Frederick

[Church building dedication programs]

File contains the following programs: "Ryerson Church : laying of the corner stone . .. " (11 June 1927); "Laying of the corner stone of Canadian Memorial Chapel . . . " (17 Sept. 1927); "Ryerson United Church : dedication service [and] opening services" (Mar. 1928); "Dedicatory and opening services of Canadian Memorial Chapel" (Nov.-Dec. 1948); "Programme of dedication of the St. Andrews-Wesley United Church" (26 May 1933); "The form and order of the dedication of the Edward Disney Farmer Memorial Chancel of Christ Church Cathedral . . . " (22 Oct. 1940); "West Point Grey United Church, Tolmie Street at Eighth Avenue : [corner-stone laying ceremony]" (17 May 1941); "West Point Grey United Church : presbytery presentation service [etc.] . . . " (Oct.-Nov. 1941); "Dedicated June 18, 1950 : [St. John's Memorial Church]"; "The order of service of thanksgiving and dedication of St. John's (Shaughnessy) Church . . . " (18 June 1950); "The order of service for festal evensong on the day of thanksgiving and dedication of St. John's (Shaughnessy) Church . . . " (18 June 1950); "Christ Church Cathedral : [dedication of the Jubilee memorial organ]" [Aug. 1950?]; "Opening exercises and dedication of the New Mount Pleasant Citadel" (Jan. 1952).

[Construction contracts]

File contains the following "Agreement[s] and General Conditions of Contract . . . " between Frederick Davies, Contractor, and: St. Andrews-Wesley United Church (25 Feb. 1931); Christ Church Parish (6 May 1940); Parish of St. John's (Shaughnessy) (10 Nov. 1948); Canadian Compression Joints Ltd. (5 Mar. 1951); The Governing Council of the Salvation Army (1 June 1951), ["proposed Citadel for the Mount Pleasant Corps . . . 7th & Quebec"]; The Toronto General Trusts Corp. (5 Nov. 1951), including specification document (29 July 1953) [Pender & Seymour].

[Correspondence]

File contains the following items: letter to Frederick Davies from Ryerson United Church (14 June 1922); letter to Frederick Davies from Rev. Willard Brewing, St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church (25 Feb. 1938).

[Photograph album] : photographs of some of the buildings erected by Frederick Davies, Vancouver, B.C.

Album contains the following photographs:

  • Toronto General Trust, 1952-1953, [under construction];
  • St. John's Shaughnessy, Nov. 1948-1949, June 1950 [model and scaffolding];
  • St. Mary's Church Kerrisdale [interior], 1947 [Hughes Studio photographer];
  • Bank of Toronto, Kerrisdale, 1941;
  • West Point Grey United Church, 1941 [exterior and plaque];
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, B.C., 1940 [interior];
  • Christ Church Cathedral, 1940, Leonard Frank photographer, negative no. 24356 [interior];
  • Bank of Toronto, Burrard & Robson, 1939;
  • Bank of Toronto, Burrard & Robson, 1939, Dominion Photo Co. photographer, no. 24967;
  • Metro Theatre, New Westminster, 1937-1938, W. J. Moore photographer, [2 photographs, exterior (no. 11766) and interior];
  • Bella Bella Memorial Hospital, 1934-1935 (3 photographs);
  • St. Andrew's Wesley United Church, 1934-1935, W. J. Moore photographer, no. 8643-1, 8645, 8646, and Geo. T. Wadds photographer, B14322 [exteriors and interiors];
  • St. Andrew's Wesley United Church, 1932-1933 [9 photographs, exteriors and interiors];
  • Memorial Chapel, 1928, Leonard Frank photographer, no. 11727;
  • Ryerson Church, , 1927-1928, [W. J. Moore? photographer, no. 13479];
  • Bank of Toronto, 12th and Granville, 1926, and addition 1944, Leonard Frank photographer, no. 12456;
  • Bank of Toronto, Burrard & Robson, 1936, Stuart Thomson photographer;
  • Wilson Shaughnessy residence , 1926, Leonard Frank photographer, no. 12917;
  • Foster residence, 1926, Leonard Frank photographer, no. 12914;
  • Bank of Toronto, 12th & Granville, 1926, Leonard Frank photographer, no. 12457 [interior];
  • Winchester Apartments, 1925-1926, W. J. Moore photographer, no. 4530;
  • Winchester Apartments, 1925-1926, [3 photographs showing construction phase];
  • Porter residence, Kitsilano [2985 West 5th Avenue?], 1924-1925, Leonard Frank photographer, no. 13030;
  • Bank of Toronto, Merritt, 1923, [2 photographs, one showing construction phase];
  • Moore bungalow, Shaughnessy [1526 Nanton Avenue?], 1921, Stuart Thomson photographer.