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Art Batty Construction Ltd. Building Plans

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Date Range
1952-1961
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20191061
Physical Description
25cm, 105 plans
Scope and Content
20191061/001: ‘Cameron’ House, residential plans, 4 house plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, Newspaper box. 20191061/002: Pre-Cut Plan, 1 list of building materials, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954?, Folder 1/2 20191061/003: ‘Barclay’ House, residential plans, 5 house plans, Art Batty Cons…
Date Range
1952-1961
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Art Batty Construction Ltd.
Physical Description
25cm, 105 plans
History / Biographical
Art Batty Construction Ltd. was a construction company in Lethbridge that operated in the 1940s-1960s. The company was primarily involved with residential homes building and design plans in the 1950s. In the mid-1950s, the company also designed and constructed non-residential buildings, like the MacLeod’s Ltd. Lethbridge offices in 1954, and the Glendale Bowl Co. building in 1960. The company collaborated with other local firms, Haddin, Davis & Brown Ltd. and Meech, Mitchell, Robins & Associates to build the Glendale Bowl Company Building in 1960-61, which appears to be the company's last major project. The firm also worked on the Glendale Shopping District, constructed in 1955-56, which included the company’s offices in the area. Art Batty hired A.R. Koshney in 1947, who worked his way up from a carpenter to a company shareholder and Vice-President in 1954 with Art Batty Construction Ltd. A.R. Koshney, worked as the V.P. and Construction Supervisor over all the residential buildings from 1954 onward, then started his own residential construction firm in 1961. The name of Koshney’s firm has changed multiple times over the last several decades; however, most recently the firm is Koshney & Roy Homes, taken over by Koshney’s son.
Custodial History
The Koshney's business inherited the records of the Art Batty Construction Ltd.
Scope and Content
20191061/001: ‘Cameron’ House, residential plans, 4 house plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, Newspaper box. 20191061/002: Pre-Cut Plan, 1 list of building materials, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954?, Folder 1/2 20191061/003: ‘Barclay’ House, residential plans, 5 house plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, Newspaper box. 20191061/004: ‘Aberdeen’ House, residential plans, 4 house plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, Newspaper box. 20191061/005: ‘Town & Country’ House, residential plans, 3 house plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, Newspaper box. 20191061/006: ‘Albany’ House, residential plans, 4 house plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, Newspaper box. 20191061/007: Residence for Mike Harris, residential plans, 2 house plans, Davidson-Enman Lbr. Ltd., 1955? , XL Flat Storage. 20191061/008: “Belvue” Five Room Bungalow, residential plans, 2 house plans, Quality Construction Company, 1954, Newspaper box. 20191061/009: Doelger Homes Plan WW15, residential plans, 3 house plans, Doelger Homes, 1954, Newspaper box. 20191061/010: MACLEOD’s Ltd. Store Building 1, office/store building, 6 store plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1952, Newspaper box. 20191061/011: 24th Street South Lethbridge plan, City neighborhood block plans, 3 block plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd.?, 1953?, Newspaper box. 20191061/012: Three-Unit Store Building, store building, 8 store plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, XL Flat Storage. 20191061/013: Food Market 1 for Town & Country Food Centre, store building, 8 store plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, XL Flat Storage. 20191061/014: Proposed South Lethbridge General Plan, city design plan, 1 general plan, Town Planning Assistant?, 195-?, XL Flat Storage. 20191061/015: Miscellaneous City Block plans for South Lethbridge, 3 block plans, 195-?, Newspaper box. 20191061/016: Food Market 2 at Lethbridge for Town & Country Food Center, store building, 4 store plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, XL Flat Storage. 20191061/017: Glendale Bowl Co. Building, 10 office/bowling alley plans, 1960, Folder 1/2. 20191061/018: Six-Car Garage 1, commercial car garage, 5 car garage plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, Folder 2/2. 20191061/019: Vault Doors, vault door design, 1 vault door plan, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, Folder 1/2. 20191061/020: Form Work for Town & Country plans, 1 office building plan, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954?, Folder 1/2. 20191061/021: MACLEOD’S Ltd. plans 2, store building, 4 store plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, Folder 1/2. 20191061/022: Six-Car Garage 2, commercial car garage, 4 car garage plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, Folder 1/2. 20191061/023: Glenwood Block B, 1 City neighborhood block plan, Art Batty Construction Ltd.?, 195-?, Folder 1/2. 20191061/024: Miscellaneous Floor Plan 1, 1 residential? floor plan, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954?, Folder 1/2. 20191061/025: Harry Hudson Real Estate Building Design, 1 building front design, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954?, Folder 1/2. 20191061/026: East Sunnyside Blocks 1+2 plans, 1 City neighborhood plan, Art Batty Construction Ltd.?, 195-?, Folder 1/2. 20191061/027: Miscellaneous Floor Plan 2, 1 residential? floor plan, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954?, Folder 1/2. 20191061/028: Unknown Store Building, commercial store building, 5 store building plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954?, Folder 1/2. 20191061/029: Tourist Information Building, office building, 3 office building plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954?, Folder 2/2. 20191061/030: Prudential/Mutual Life Block Plan, commercial block plan, 2 block plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 195-?, Newspaper box. 20191061/031: Warehouse for J. Dogtrom, warehouse building, 1 warehouse, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, Folder 2/2. 20191061/032: Lethbridge Plan Subdivision 59, 1 block subdivision plan, Art Batty Construction Ltd.?, 195-?, Newspaper box. 20191061/033: Royal Bank of Canada, bank floor plan, 1 bank floor plan, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954, Folder 2/2. 20191061/034: Canadian Oil Companies, Ltd. Plot Plan, office building plan, 6 office plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 195-?, Folder 2/2. 20191061/035: Miscellaneous Proposed Plans for Glendale Shopping District, 3 retail store plans, Art Batty Construction Ltd., 1954-56, Folder 2/2.
Accession No.
20191061
Collection
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Research Files on Donald W. Buchanan

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Date Range
1934-2008
Description Level
Series
Accession No.
20191029
Physical Description
25cm of textual records; 255 photographs; 22 - 35mm slides
Scope and Content
2019.1029/001: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 1/2, 1934-2008. 2019.1029/002: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 2/2, 4 photographs, 1938-1966. 2019.1029/003: Buchanan Art Collection, 28 photographs, 22 slides, 1958-2008. 2019.1029/004: The Buchanan Collection Artworks wit…
Date Range
1934-2008
Description Level
Series
Creator
Compiled by Nancy Townshend
Physical Description
25cm of textual records; 255 photographs; 22 - 35mm slides
History / Biographical
Donald W. Buchanan was born in 1908 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was the son of Senator William Ashbury Buchanan, the publisher of the Lethbridge Herald. He studied Modern History at the University of Toronto and Oxford University. In 1934, he received a fellowship from the Carnegie Corporation to train in museum administration. Following his research fellowship, Buchanan founded the National Film Society of Canada, as well as he worked for the Canadian Radio Commission (now the CBC). Buchanan was always involved in the arts and he was a firm believer in making the arts accessible to the public. In 1963, Donald Buchanan, and his brother Hugh, offered many fine works of art to the City of Lethbridge. This became the first significant public art collection ever to exist in Lethbridge. He believed that art was meant to be shared and enjoyed by all. After leaving the Canadian Radio Commission, Buchanan worked for the National Film Board, where he established the stills division; from 1947 until 1960 he was employed by the National Gallery of Canada, serving as director of the Industrial Design Division (1947-1953). His work with the National Industrial Design Committee and the curated the revolutionary exhibition “Design for Use in Canadian Products” (1946) which changed the standards of Canadian art. Donald W. Buchanan served as the Associate Director of the National Gallery of Canada, and took a leave of absence to explore his own artistic endeavors of photography while travelling throughout Europe. Buchanan returned to the Gallery in 1963 as a member of its Board of Trustees, and he became the Director of the International Fine Arts Exhibition at Expo ’67 in Montreal. In the last few years of his life, his friends recall him being busier than ever, organizing the exhibition. He never was able to see the fruits of his labor, however, because of his sudden death in 1966 after being struck by a car in Ottawa. His legacy centered on the accessibility of art to the public and his impact on the art community in Lethbridge.
Scope and Content
2019.1029/001: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 1/2, 1934-2008. 2019.1029/002: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 2/2, 4 photographs, 1938-1966. 2019.1029/003: Buchanan Art Collection, 28 photographs, 22 slides, 1958-2008. 2019.1029/004: The Buchanan Collection Artworks with Descriptions, 47 photographs, 1963-1985. 2019.1029/005: The Buchanan Library Art Collection Information, 2 photographs, 1956-2004. 2019.1029/006: DESIGN Exhibitions and Resources Part 1/2, 1946-2008. 2019.1029/007: DESIGN Exhibitions and Resources Part 2/2, 1947-1958. 2019.1029/008: DESIGN: Umbrella Theme for Buchanan’s Works, 1948-2007. 2019.1029/009: Donald W. Buchanan Website by Nancy Townshend, 2001-2008. 2019.1029/010: Resources used by Nancy Townshend for Donald W. Buchanan Website, 1938-2007. 2019.1029/011: Written Works by Donald W. Buchanan Part 1/2, 89 photographs, 1934-1947. 2019.1029/012: Written Works by Donald W. Buchanan Part 2/2, 61 photographs, 1945-1967. 2019.1029/013: EXPO ’67-Montreal, Part 1/2, 1960-2008. 2019.1029/014: EXPO ’67-Montreal, Part 2/2, 1965-2003? 2019.1029/015: Buchanan’s Photography, 21 photographs, 1959-2008. 2019.1029/016: Tributes to Donald W. Buchanan, 3 photographs, 1955-2008. 2019.1029/017: Miscellaneous Documents related to Buchanan’s Will, 2007-2008. 2019.1029/018: National Gallery of Canada Archives, 1963-2007
Accession No.
20191029
Collection
Archive
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