Fonds AM1015 - Ross A. Lort, Architect fonds

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Ross A. Lort, Architect fonds

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  • Architectural drawing

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347 architectural drawings

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Biographical history

The architectural firm Ross A. Lort Architect grew out of the firm Maclure and Lort (which itself was a descendant of the firm Maclure & Fox). With the death of Samuel Maclure in 1929, Ross Lort assumed the Vancouver office of the firm in his own name, changing the name of the practice to reflect this.

The firm's principal work was residential: homes and apartment buildings in a variety of styles. In the later years of his practice, he expanded into smaller commercial, arts and medical facilities, and churches.

In 1959, Ross Lort's son, William Lort, joined the firm. Ross Lort continued to practice until just 1967.

Custodial history

These records have remained in the custody of Maclure & Fox and its successors until they were donated to the Archives.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of architectural drawings by the firm of Maclure & Fox, primarily of residences in Vancouver's Shaughnessy Heights and West End neighbourhoods. Includes work of the Maclure and Lort, and Ross A. Lort offices and one house by firm of Jones & Aspell. Arranged into files by name of firm.

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Donated by by Bill Lort in 1994 and 1997.


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Files restricted. Please consult the archivist.
Restriction details: Access to the plans is subject to archivist's approval. In some cases, written permission from current owners of buildings must be obtained prior to viewing the plans and making copies.
Act reference: FOIPPA sec. 19(1)(a)
Access form required: Yes

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