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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
Archive
Less detail
Date Range
1889-1964
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181046
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records, 5 photographs
Scope and Content
001: Financial log book (1889-1908) 002: Work day planner for Drumheller Rosedeer Mine (1916-1917) 003: Work day planner for Drumheller Stirling Mine (1917-1918) 004: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine (1918-1919) 005: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine & office (1921)…
Date Range
1889-1964
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Hans Enoch Wight
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records, 5 photographs
History / Biographical
Hans Enoch Nielson Wight was born July 29, 1889, in Hyrum, Utah, USA. His father was Joseph Moroni Wight, and his mother’s maiden name was Cynthia Elnora Nielson. Joseph was born in 1844 in Hume, New York, and as a seven-year-old travelled west in the year 1851 with his LDS (Mormon) pioneer family. In line with LDS teachings of the time, Joseph became a polygamist and had two wives. Cynthia was his second wife. She was born in Weber County, Utah, in 1860. Hans was the sixth child born to Joseph and Cynthia, but only the second to live past infancy. After his birth, his parents were more successful and brought eight more children into the world, all but one of whom lived to adulthood. In the late 1880s, the LDS Church was sending members north to colonize Southern Alberta, and on June 8, 1891, when Hans was not yet two years old, his parents took their two living children and moved to the brand new community of Cardston, Alberta, snuggled on the edge of the vast, untamed, Canadian prairie. Hans learned to fish and hunt, and even before his teenage years he was an expert marksman. During the day in his father’s blacksmith shop, he learned to be a blacksmith, a wheelwright, and a carpenter, and in the evening he studied books. While finishing high school, he learned to play several instruments. He was a member of the Cardston Military Band. He became a certified machinist, a master electrician, and a licensed plumber. Because he drove a tractor, aborigine friends on the Blood reservation next to Cardston called him Iron Horse. Some remained life-long friends. On August 1, 1908, when nineteen years old, Hans went to Utah to attend Brigham Young College in Logan. He also studied through correspondence courses at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, the University of Missouri, and the Alberta Institute of Technology and Art, obtaining degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering. For the first six years of his professional career, he worked for the US Reclamation Service on the St. Mary’s River project in Montana, but he still spent his weekends in Cardston, which was only twenty miles away. On one of these weekends, he met a young lady named Alice McClung from northern Ireland who was a recent convert to the LDS Church. On January 11, 1911, Alice became Mrs. Hans E. Wight. He was not quite 22 years old and she was 20. An aside: Five years later, Hans’s younger brother Eugene married Alice’s younger sister Jenny, and their two families generated double cousins who grew up very close. At that time the LDS Church was constructing a temple in Cardston; it was to be used to perform certain sacred ceremonies, and Hans was offered a job as construction engineer, thus beginning his professional life in Canada. When the main part of the construction was finished, he accepted a position in Drumheller, Alberta, where, as a mine surveyor and master mechanic, he was instrumental in the development of its huge coal resources. He remained in Drumheller ten years. In addition to his mining duties he also taught night classes in mechanical, electrical, and steam engineering. When his family finally left Drumheller, he had three children: Elizabeth (Bessie) who was 14, Marjorie (Marge) who was 7, and Eileen who was 5. To be nearer to the LDS community, he moved his family to Taber, Alberta, in 1926. He had obtained the position of Chief Engineer and Master Mechanic for the Leland Coal Company based in Chicago. He was responsible for all mine maintenance both above and below ground. In addition to its large land holdings and mining operations, Leland Coal supplied the district with electricity. Their electric system was later purchased by the Calgary Power Company, and Hans became involved in extending power lines throughout Southern Alberta as well as in building power and light systems for its towns. Soon he relocated to Lethbridge, Alberta. However, his Calgary Power Company job required that he be away from home too much, so he resigned and accepted a position at the newly constructed Lethbridge Government Grain and Storage Elevator. In 1935, Hans campaigned for the new Social Credit Party and was elected Member of the Alberta legislative assembly (MLA) for Lethbridge by a landslide. In 1937, he resigned under pressure. Someone was leaking sensitive political information to the Lethbridge Herald, and Social Credit leadership suspected him (probably correctly). He moved to Calgary and became Chief Engineer of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Calgary department store where he remained until World War II. In 1941 Hans left the Hudson’s Bay Company and enlisted at the rank of Pilot Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). He had hoped to work on the Alaskan Highway as an engineer, but was instead deployed to air bases across the Prairie Provinces and Newfoundland where he was charged with maintaining and constructing airbase facilities. At the same time, he was often assigned to organize recreation and entertainment for the airmen. He was released from active duty with the rank of Flight Lieutenant in February, 1945, and moved to Bremerton, Washington, where he was hired as an electrical engineer repairing American ships, mostly destroyers, damaged in Pacific Ocean warfare. He performed this work until the Japanese surrender. Then he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Hans was 55 years old when he returned to the USA, and he remained there the remainder of his life working as surveyor, city engineer, construction engineer, and city manager in cities throughout northern Utah. He also lived in Los Angeles where he was employed in the development of the San Clemente Island Missile Base for the US military. He died in Salt lake City, Utah on October 12, 1965, at 76 years of age, leaving behind his wife Alice and their three daughters. Although only the oldest daughter married, she had seven children, and those children now have over one hundred descendants. The biography is compiled by Howard Shafer, Grandson based on the following sources EXPERIENCES OF CYNTHIA ELNORA NIELSEN WIGHT from her diaries and journals: 1890 to 1943, edited by Alice W. Terry; A LIFE OF SERVICE: HANS ENOCH NIELSON WIGHT as revealed through his diaries and by his family, edited by Marjorie Wight and Eileen Wight; BACKWARD GLANCES: Stories of and by our Wight ancestors, compiled by Eileen Wight and Marjorie Wight A more detailed biography is found in file 20181046052
Scope and Content
001: Financial log book (1889-1908) 002: Work day planner for Drumheller Rosedeer Mine (1916-1917) 003: Work day planner for Drumheller Stirling Mine (1917-1918) 004: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine (1918-1919) 005: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine & office (1921) 006: Day planner in Drumheller (1921-1922) 007: Day planner in Drumheller (1922-1923) 008: Day planner in Drumheller (1923) 009: Day planner in Drumheller but planner days are not all filled in (1924) 010: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1924-1925) 011: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1925-1926) 012: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1926-1927) 013: Journal with daily entries (1927-1930) 014: Scrapbook of newspaper cutouts talking about the Social Credit party during Wright’s time as MLA till the fall of the Social Credit party (1935-1938) 015: Diary (1931) 016: Handmade diary and a handmade planner (1932) 017: Handmade diary (1933) 018: Diary (1934) 019: Diary (1935) 020: Diary (1936) 021: Diary (1937) 022: Diary with a couple pages torn from the front (1937-1938) 023: Diary (1939) 024: Travel Journal: Journal written till page 45 then it goes blank and then writing on page 194-195 (1939-1942) 025: Diary (1940) 026: Diary (1941) 027: Diary (1942) 028: Diary (1943) 029: Diary (1944) 030: Diary (1945) 031: Diary (1946) 032: Diary with Utah stamp (1947) 033: Diary with Utah stamp (1948) 034: Diary with Utah stamp (1949) 035: Diary with Utah stamp (1950-1952) 036: Diary with Utah stamp (1952) 037: Day Planner not that much is written in the entries (1953) 038: Diary (1953) 039: Account book (1954-1957) 040: Diary four stamps on the first page from Utah, Alberta, Washington, and Oregon (1954) 041: Diary (1955) 042: Diary (1956) 043: Diary (1957) 044: Diary (1958) 045: Diary (1959) 046: Diary (1960) 047: Diary (1961) 048: Diary (1962) 049: Diary (1963) 050: Diary stops writing on May 6 (1964) 051: 5 photographs of H.E. Wight and family 052: Biography of H.E. Wight
Accession No.
20181046
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Date Range
1912-2012
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20171025
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records, over 200 photographs
Scope and Content
2017.1025/001 Okutake Family Photographs: Tomomi Okutake, Tsura Okutake, Chiyoryo Ishimine, Toshiko Ishimine, Tomotaka Ishimine, Choryo Ishimine, Toshiko Higa, Chiyosei Genka, Yoneko Genka, Chiyotasu Genka, Dorothy Goshinmon, Chiyoki Okutake, Chotei Okutake, Art Okutake, Pat Okutake, Chokei Okutake…
Date Range
1912-2012
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Okutake family
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records, over 200 photographs
History / Biographical
Tomomi Okutake originally immigrated to Canada in 1907, and was employed with the CPR in Vancouver. He then moved to Hardiville, Alberta in 1911, and resided there until enlisting with the Princess Pat Canadian Infantry in 1917. After serving two years in Britain and France, he was honourably discharged, receiving the British War Medal and Victory Medal. Upon his return to Canada, Tomomi began his work in the No. 6 coal mine. In 1930, he travelled back to Japan to marry Tsuru Genka, and together they moved back to Hardieville where Tomomi continued his work. The No. 8 coal mine site was moved to Lethbridge shortly after, where he continued as a miner until his retirement in 1953. Once Japanese citizens were allowed to live in Lethbridge, the couple moved into the city. Tomomi and Tsuru Okutake resided in the City of Lethbridge from 1961 until Tomomi’s passing in 1971. Throughout his time in Alberta, Tomomi became a founding member of the Lethbridge Buddhist Temple and the Lethbridge Honpa Buddhist Temple. He also played a big part in being the interpreter or spokesperson for those who couldn’t speak English in the Okinawan community. After Tomomi passed away, Tsuru enrolled at the Community College to learn English as a second language. She joined the Senior Centre and learned new skills such as weaving and dancing. In her final years, she lived in the Taber Long Term Care unit where she later passed away in 1990. The Okutake family had two adopted daughters, Patricia Yuriko (Sassa) and Esther Tsuru (Ayukawa).
Scope and Content
2017.1025/001 Okutake Family Photographs: Tomomi Okutake, Tsura Okutake, Chiyoryo Ishimine, Toshiko Ishimine, Tomotaka Ishimine, Choryo Ishimine, Toshiko Higa, Chiyosei Genka, Yoneko Genka, Chiyotasu Genka, Dorothy Goshinmon, Chiyoki Okutake, Chotei Okutake, Art Okutake, Pat Okutake, Chokei Okutake, Guiso Oshiro, Vicki Okutake. 2017.1025/002 Citizens certificate, statement of service, passport, biography, etc. 2017.1025/003 Biographies of Issei Pioneers from Okinawa to Southern Alberta.
Accession No.
20171025
Collection
Archive
Less detail