File - - Drawings of proposed sports stadiums in Vancouver parks

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Drawings of proposed sports stadiums in Vancouver parks

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2 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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The file consists of a drawings of a proposed sports stadium in Little Mountain Park and a design concept for a civic stadium and auditorium at the southern foot of the Burrard Street Bridge in what is now Vanier Park.

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1930 drawing donated by Burnaby Village Museum (provenance unknown); 1936 drawings provenance unknown.


File formerly referred to as AM735 Sharp and Thompson collection

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No restrictions on access. Structures were never built.

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Add.MSS 54, Topical and categorical files, Sharp, G.L. Thornton 505-C-1, file 103 AM0054.013.04150

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  • Box: 699-04-17
  • Box: 539-F-01 fld 02