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Fonds AM1046 - Sigurdson Millwork Company fonds

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Sigurdson Millwork Company fonds

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  • Architectural drawing

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AM1046

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  • 1937-1963 (Creation)
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    Sigurdson Millwork Company

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115 architectural drawings

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John F. (Jack) Sigurdson, born in 1892 in Iceland, was a partner in the firm Hanbury, Rodger, Sigurdson Millwork Co. Ltd. In 1932, the partnership consisted of Rodger and Sigurdson and in 1934 Sigurdson became sole proprietor. Projects included architectural millwork at the Hotel Vancouver, St. Andrew's Wesley Church, St. James' Church, the Marine Building, Government House, and Vancouver International Airport. As demand for architectural millwork declined, the emphasis shifted to custom cabinet work. In 1969, Sigurdson sold the firm to the principals of Dixon & Murray Ltd., who closed the mill in 1976.

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The fonds consists of 63 sheets of plans for an assortment of finishings for churches in B.C. Vancouver projects include millwork for Holy Rosary Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, and First United Church. Also included is 52 sheets of blueprints of architectural millwork for a number of CNR structures around the province, including 11 sheets pertaining to the Hotel Vancouver interior.

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  • Cabinet: 495-06-05