Thomas Mawson was born in 1861 in England and began his career as a garden designer. He later became known for his successful urban design and town planning practice with offices in Lancaster and London, England, as well as Vancouver, BC and New York. One of his most ambitious projects was a plan for the City of Calgary (1913). Mawson also developed Master Plans for Regina, the University of Saskatchewan, and Stanley Park, Vancouver. Mawson died in 1933.
The original City of Calgary presentation drawings were recovered when a garage in the Eau Claire district of Calgary was demolished and the sheeting that had been used to finish the interior was stripped from the studs. The drawings had been glued to the reverse side of the board.
Fonds consists of drawings of the urban design practice of Thomas Mawson, 1913-1914.
drawings - ca. 54 b&w photographs (8 x 10 in) - ca. 40 colour slides -
.25 m of textual records.
Title based on contents of fonds.
Acquired by donation in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, and 1984.
Finding aids available at repository.
Further accruals expected.
Accessions: 14A/77.57, 42A/78.32, 52A/79.08, 59A/79.15, 145A/82.30, 180A/84.01