Fonds AM952 - MacMillan Bloedel Place fonds

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MacMillan Bloedel Place fonds

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  • 0.7 m of textual records
  • 41 photographs
  • 1 plan

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MacMillan Bloedel Place was a forest information centre located in the VanDusen Botanical Display Gardens in Vancouver. MacMillan Bloedel proposed the centre in 1973, and the proposal received Parks Board approval in 1974. The design architect of the building was Paul Merrick of Berwick, Pratt and Partners. The building received a Canadian Architects Yearbook Award of Excellence in 1974. The Centre closed in 1986.

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The fonds consists of records relating to MacMillan Bloedel Place, including correspondence, contracts and agreements, specifications, exhibit material, educational program information, attendance statistics, advertising and promotional literature, publications, photographs and a plan.

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Donated by Dawn Hope on behalf of the Management of MacMillan Bloedel Place, November 19, 1986.


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