Mathers, Alvan Sherlock

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MATHERS, Alvan Sherlock (1895-1965)
(biography in preparation)

MATHERS & HALDENBY

(Institutional works)

SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, University of Toronto, College Street at Taddle Creek Road, 1925-26 (University of Toronto Monthly, xxvi, Feb. 1926, 229-30, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xl, 17 Nov. 1926, 1101, illus.; R.A.I.C. Journal, iv, Aug. 1927, 279-85, illus. & descrip.)
(with F. Hilton Wilkes) UNIVERSITY CLUB, University Avenue opposite Armoury Street, 1928-29 (R.A.I.C. Journal, v, Feb. 1928, 61-4, illus. & descrip.; vii, April 1930, 126-37, illus. & descrip.; viii, March 1931, 80, 84, illus.; Toronto Star, 6 Dec. 1929, 41, descrip.)
TORONTO BIBLE COLLEGE, Spadina Road north of Bloor Street West, 1928-29 (Globe [Toronto], 1 Dec. 1928, 23, illus.; C.R., xlv, 7 Oct. 1931, 26, illus. in advert.)
ONTARIO RESEARCH FOUNDATION, laboratory building, St. Joseph Street near Queen's Park Crescent, 1929-30; addition of two upper floors, 1946 (R.A.I.C. Journal, vii, Dec. 1931, 411; C.R., lix, July 1946, 102)
BOTANY BUILDING & GREENHOUSE, University of Toronto, Queen's Park Crescent, 1930-31 (Toronto Star, 2 Jan. 1931, 28, descrip.; C.R., xlv, 2 Dec. 1931, 1425-27, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at Univ. of Toronto Archives)
RICHMOND HILL, ONT., David Dunlap Observatory, Administration Building, 1932-33 (C.R., xlvii, 31 May 1933, 87, illus.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xii, Aug. 1935, 124-28, illus. & descrip.)
UPPER CANADA COLLEGE, Avenue Road at Lonsdale Road, new College Dormitories and reconstruction of main School,1932; Gymnasium and Swimming Pool, 1937 (C.R., xlvi, 20 July 1932, 830, illus.; 21 Dec. 1932, 1393-95, illus. & descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, x, March 1933, 46, illus.; xvi, Feb. 1939, 38; Globe & Mail [Toronto], 6 April 1937, 3, illus. of new gymnasium & pool building)
NORTH YORK, ONT., Saint John The Divine Convalescent Hospital, Cummer Avenue, 1935-36; Nurses Residence 1950 (Canadian Hospital, xiii, March 1936, 25-28, illus.; xiv, May 1937, 22-6, illus. & descrip.)
TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, University Avenue at College Street, Peter Larkin Annex, 1934 (list of works in National Reference Book, 1936, 505-6)
WOODGREEN COMMUNITY CENTRE, Queen Street East at Booth Avenue, 1946 (C.R., lix, Sept. 1946, 140)
(with Rule, Wynn & Rule) EDMONTON, ALBERTA, Student Union and Rutherford Library, University of Alberta, 1948-51 (dwgs. at Univ. of Alberta Archives, Edmonton)
PORT HOPE, ONT., Trinity College School, Memorial Hall, 1948-49 (C.R., lxi, June 1948, 164)
SIGMUND SAMUEL GALLERY, for the Royal Ontario Museum, Queen's Park Crescent, 1949-50 (C.R., lxii, Aug. 1949, 224)
UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CLUB, St. George Street near Bloor Street West, 1949 (inf. Andrew S. Mathers)
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, Bookstore, Front Campus, 1949-50 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxvii, Nov. 1950, 384-85, illus.)
UNITED STATES CONSULATE, University Avenue opposite Armoury Street, 1950-51 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxix, Aug. 1952, 250, illus.)

(Commercial & Industrial works)

BLOOR STREET WEST, at Bellair Street, stores and office building for Charles N. Haldenby, 1924 (Toronto b.p. 74347, 16 Sept. 1924; R.A.I.C. Journal, ii, March-April, 1926, 50, illus.)
SEE & DUGGAN MOTORS LTD., Irwin Avenue at St. Nicholas Street, 1929 (Toronto b.p. 10035, 19 Aug. 1929; Toronto Star, 15 Nov. 1929, 8, descrip.)
(with F. Hilton Wilkes and Sproatt & Rolph) CANADA PERMANENT MORTGAGE CORP., Bay Street at Adelaide Street West, office tower, 1928-29 (The Globe [Toronto], 26 July 1928, 12, descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, v, Sept. 1928, 319, illus.; vii, May 1930, 175-91, illus. & descrip.; Const., xxiii, March 1930, 73-9, 83-6, illus. & descrip.; Tim Morawetz, Art Deco Architecture Across Canada, 2017, 16, illus. & descrip.)
YONGE STREET, at Hayter Street, commercial block for Gibson Brothers Realty, 1930; demol. (Toronto Star, 1 Aug. 1930, 25; 7 Nov. 1930, 31)
NEW TORONTO, Campbell Soup Co., Birmingham Street, factory and office, 1931; additions 1941, 1945 (C.R., xlv, 30 Dec. 1931, 20, illus. in advert.; Tim Morawetz, Art Deco Architecture Across Canada, 2017, 36, illus. & descrip.)
NORTH YORK, ONT., De Haviland Aircraft Co., assembly plant at Downsview Airport, 1930 (R.A.I.C. Journal, viii, March 1931, 80)
ELLIS BROTHERS STORE, Yonge Street north of King Street West, 1931; demol. 1988 (R.A.I.C. Journal, viii, Dec. 1931, 410)
ANCHOR CAP & CLOSURE CORP., Wallace Avenue, factory, 1934 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xii, Jan. 1935, 10)
LEASIDE, Stauntons Ltd., Vanderhoof Avenue at Brentcliffe Road, factory, 1936-37 (Daily Commercial News [Toronto], 14 Sept. 1936, 1, illus.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xiv, Aug. 1937, 162-65, illus. & descrip.)
GLOBE & MAIL LTD., head office and printing plant, King Street West at York Street, 1937-38; demol. 1974 (Architectural Forum [New York], lxx, Jan. 1939, 33-6, illus; R.A.I.C. Journal, xv, Aug. 1938, 173-81, 190, illus. & descrip.; Globe & Mail [Toronto], 27 March 1937, 17; 7 May 1938, Supplement, 1-76, illus. & descrip.; Tim Morawetz, Art Deco Architecture Across Canada, 2017, 38-40, illus. & descrip; dwgs. at OA)
IMPERIAL LIFE ASSURANCE CO., Victoria Street, north of King Street East, new facade for existing office tower, with new addition to the north, 1938 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xv, Nov. 1938, 16, illus. in advert.)
KIRKLAND LAKE, ONT., T. Eaton Ltd., department store, 1938 (C.R., li, 24 Aug. 1938, 34)
PREMIER TRUST CO., Richmond Street West near Yonge Street, 1938; demol. c. 1980 (Globe & Mail [Toronto], 26 Nov. 1938, 17, descrip.)
LEASIDE, Lincoln Electric Co., Wicksteed Avenue at Copeland Avenue, factory, 1940 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xix, Oct. 1942, 206, illus.)
LONDON, ONT., Coca-Cola Ltd.., Dundas Street East, Bottling Plant, 1940 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xviii, May 1941, 86, illus.)
(with J.C. Meadowcroft) KINGSTON, ONT., Aluminum Company of Canada, office and factories, Princess Street at Bath Road, 1940 (C.R., liii, 10 Jan. 1940, 29)
(with McCarter & Nairne) VANCOUVER, B.C., Coca-Cola Ltd., Cornwall Avenue at Chesnut Street, Bottling Plant, 1941-42 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xx, March 1943, 41-43, illus.; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives)
WILLIAM NEILSON LTD., Gladstone Avenue, factory, 1941 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xix, Nov. 1942, 224, illus.)
SCARBOROUGH, ONT., Eli Lilly Co., Danforth Road near Birchmount Road, factory, 1945-46 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxiii, Dec. 1946, 324-27, illus. & descrip.)
GLIDDEN PAINT CO., Wallace Avenue, office and warehouse, 1945 (Toronto b.p. 85264, 25 Sept. 1945)
FOUNDATION CO., Bay Street at Cumberland Avenue, office building, 1946 (dwgs. at OA, Dept. of Labour Coll.)
BELL TELEPHONE CO., Shaw Street at Dupont Street, warehouse and garage, 1946 (Toronto b.p. 89166, 24 April 1946)
BELL TELEPHONE CO., Mount Pleasant Avenue, warehouse and garage, 1947 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxv, Nov. 1948, 412, illus.)
ST. MARY STREET, at Yonge Street, offices for the architects, 1948 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxv, Oct. 1948, 379-81, illus.)
PARISIAN LAUNDRY CO., Bathurst Street near Queen Street West, 1948; demol. 1988 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxv, Nov. 1948, 412, illus.)
SANTA CLARA, CUBA, Coca-Coca Ltd., bottling plant, 1948 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxv, Nov. 1948, 412, illus.)
QUEBEC CITY, QUE., Coca-Cola Ltd., 1st Avenue, bottling plant, 1948-49 (C.R., lxi, Sept. 1948, 132)
WINDSOR, ONT., Bank of Nova Scotia, Ouelette Avenue, 1949 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxvii, Feb. 1950, 54-7, illus.)
EDMONTON, ALTA., Coca-Cola Ltd., bottling plant, 1949-50 (C.R., lxii, Oct. 1949, 148)
KITCHENER, ONT., Economical Mutual Fire Insurance Co., office building, 1949-50 (C.R., lxii, Oct. 1949, 146)
OWEN SOUND, ONT., Sun-Times Daily Newspaper, office and plant, 1949 (C.R., lxii, April 1949, 160)
CHRISTIE BROWN & CO., warehouse and factory, Lakeshore Road, 1949 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxvii, Feb. 1950, 58-60, illus.)
LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD OF ONTARIO, Lakeshore Boulevard East at Jarvis Street, offices and warehouse, 1950 (Ottawa Journal, 8 Feb. 1950, 29, t.c.)
(with Beck & Eadie) BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA BUILDING, King Street West at Bay Street, 1949-51 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxvi, Sept. 1949, 286, illus.; xxviii, Nov. 1951, 323-47, illus. & descrip.; W. Dendy & W. Kilbourn, Toronto Observed, 1986, 252-3, illus. & descrip.)
SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT., Sault Star Daily Newspaper, office and plant, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, May 1950, 150)
MONTREAL, QUE., Coca-Cola Ltd., Bellechase Street, bottling plant, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, Sept. 1950, 134)
(with Gaston Amyot) QUEBEC CITY, QUE., United States Consulate, Ste. Genevieve Street, 1950 (C.R., lxiii, Aug. 1950, 240)

(Residential works)

MISSISSAUGA, ONT., 'Riverwood', country estate for W.R.Percival Parker, at Erindale, 1920 (C.R., xxxiv, 11 Feb. 1920, 58, t.c.; R.A.I.C. Journal, vi, March 1929, 91, 101, illus. & descrip.; C.H.G., vi, April 1929, 20; May 1929, 20)
GLEN ROAD, residence for James E. Ganong, 1923 (C.R., xxxvii, 16 May 1923, 60, t.c.)
LASCELLES BOULEVARD, at Chaplin Crescent, residence for C.D. Hamilton, 1923 (C.R., xxxvii, 11 July 1923, 694, illus. & descrip.)
SPRUCE COURT APARTMENTS, for the Toronto Housing Company, extension, Spruce Street, 1925 (Toronto b.p. 79333, 21 April 1925)
LYMPSTONE AVENUE, near Yonge Street, residence for W.A. Craick, 1926 (C.H.G., iii, Oct. 1926, 33, illus.)
POPLAR PLAINS ROAD, residence for J. Allan Ross, 1927 (C.H.G., iv, June 1927, 23, illus.)
ST. CLAIR AVENUE WEST, at Forest Hill Road, residence for Dr. Allan Adams, 1927 (C.R., xli, 17 Aug. 1927, 55)
GLENGOWAN ROAD, residence for Frederick B. Housser, 1927 (R.A.I.C. Journal, vi, March 1929, 93-5, 101, illus. & descrip.; C.H.G., vi, June 1929, 31, illus.)
CRESCENT ROAD, residence for the architect Eric W. Haldenby, 1927 (R.A.I.C. Journal, v, July 1928, 260, illus.)
PORT HOPE, ONT., 'Batterwood House', residence for Hon. Vincent Massey, 1928 (R.A.I.C. Journal, vi, Dec. 1929, 419-25, illus. & descrip.; C.H.G., viii, March 1931, 23-6; May 1931, 17-22, illus; H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 746-7, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at NAC, Hart Massey Coll., NMC 756/23090)
OSHAWA, ONT. The George Apartments, Simcoe Street South at Quebec Street, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 7 March 1928, 60)
WILLOWDALE, ONT., 'Shadowbrook', country estate for Hamilton B. Wills, 1928 (C.H.G., vi, Jan. 1929, 17-20, 50; vii, Aug. 1930, 34-5, illus; R.A.I.C. Journal, vi, Sept. 1929, 319, illus.)
(with John M. Lyle) WHITNEY HALL RESIDENCE, University of Toronto, St. George Street at Hoskin Avenue, 1930-31 (R.A.I.C. Journal, viii, Dec. 1931, 412, illus.; ix, May 1932, 114-20, illus. & descrip.)
SOUTH DRIVE, residence for Temple Blackwood, 1930 (inf. Andrew S. Mathers)
HIGHLAND AVENUE, residence for Leighton Elliott, 1930 (inf. Andrew S. Mathers)
HAWTHORNE GARDENS, residence for Arthur F. White, 1930 (C.H.G., viii, March 1931, 98, illus.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xi, June 1932, 136, illus.)
NORTH YORK, ONT., 'Penryn', residence for Lt. Col. Norman D. Perry, at Oriole, near Leslie Street and York Mills Road, 1931-32 (Toronto Star, 9 May 1930, 35, illus.; R.A.I.C. Journal, viii, March 1931, 98, illus.; ix, April 1932, 102-03, illus. & descrip.; C.H.G., xi, Jan.-Feb. 1934, 19-26, illus.)
DUNVEGAN ROAD, residence for Hugh R. Aird, 1931 (C.H.G., viii, Aug. 1931, 17, illus.)
WARREN ROAD, residence for J. Lawrence Goad, 1931 (MacLean Builder's Guide [Toronto], Vol. ix, No. 2, March 1931, 22-23, illus. & descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, viii, Dec. 1931, 411)
BALSAM LAKE, MUSKOKA, summer residence for Scott Griffin, 1931 (C.H.G., viii, May 1931, 38-9, illus.)
BINSCARTH ROAD, residence for Thomas H. Wood, 1931 (R.A.I.C. Journal, x, July 1933, 120-25, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at Bank of Nova Scotia Archives, Toronto)
LAKE SIMCOE, ONT., summer residence for T. Harrison Best, 1931 (C.H.G., viii, March 1931, 98, illus.)
ROSEDALE ROAD, at Cluny Drive, residence for Roland R. McLaughlin, 1934-35 (C.H.G., xiv, April 1937, 30-31, illus.)
NORTH YORK, ONT., 'Marcon Farms', residence for Frederick M. Connell, 1937 (C.H.G., xvii, Sept. 1940, 15-19, illus; xviii, July 1941, 19-21, illus.)
DUNVEGAN ROAD, mansion for John David Eaton, 1939 (inf. Andrew S. Mathers)
GRAVENHURST, ONT., residence for E.G. Crutchley, 1939 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xvi, Sept. 1939, 208, illus.)

(Other works)

QUEEN'S PARK, 48th Highlander's War Memorial, opposite Victoria University, 1923 (Globe [Toronto], 3 April 1923, 13, illus.)
MASSEY HALL, Shuter Street at Victoria Street, reconstruction and new Lobby, 1933 (inf. Andrew S. Mathers)
SACKVILLE STREET MISSION, for the Toronto Mission Union, 1933 (C.R., xlvii, 11 Oct. 1933, 974)
TORONTO ANGLICAN SYNOD HOUSE, Chapel, Adelaide Street East at Church Street, 1939 (dwgs. at Toronto Diocese Office, Anglican Archives)
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MEMORIAL PANEL, Memorial Tower, 1948-49 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxvii, Feb. 1950, 52-53, illus.)