32 architectural and technical drawings : 14 pen and pencil on linen weave and 18 pencil, some hand col., pencil crayon, some on tracing paper ; 77 cm length or smaller and 12 cm diam.
The Gelber Brothers, Louis and Moses, were born in what is now Austria in the late nineteenth century. Together they founded the Imperial Clothing Company, which later became Gelber Brothers Woollens. Their head office was located in the Gelber Building at 217-225 Richmond Street West. Although selling woollens was their main business, the brothers had other investments, including ownership of a service station at Simcoe and Richmond and a public garage at 287 Spadina Avenue. After the brothers died, the family sold the woollens business and invested in real estate.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural and technical drawings of a large six storey woollens warehouse for the Gelber Brothers at 355-359 Adelaide Street West. Floor plans, a footing plan, detailing, a drawing plan, sections, and elevation drawings are included. Also included are technical drawings of structural elements of the building.
Due to the fragility of these drawings, the description is partially based on the item level descriptions compiled by Steve Speisman.
Some drawings are fragile and torn.
See File 49-3-91 for architectural drawings of the New Textile Building for the Gelber brothers at 205 Richmond Street West.
See File 49-2-7 for the architectural drawings of alterations and additions to the house of Mr. Louis Gelber as well as his biography.
See File 49-3-68 for architectural drawings of a public garage at 287 Spadina Avenue for the Gelber Brothers.
See File 49-3-46 for architectural drawings and plans of a service station for the Gelber Brothers at the corner of Richmond and Simcoe streets.