Norman Alexander Armstrong of N.A. Armstrong Company Ltd.
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- Newspaper advertisement of N.A. Armstrong Company Ltd. with a photograph of its founder, Toronto architect, Norman Alexander Armstrong.
"MR. N. A. ARMSTRONG OF THE
N. A. ARMSTRONG CO. Ltd,
7 KING ST. EAST
Architects for the
Commerce & Transportation Building"
Newspaper clipping with a photograph of the architect. One piece measuring 13 x 5 cm. Unknown publication. Unknown date but probably in 1930's.
From Armstrong family collection.
- ARMSTRONG, Norman Alexander (1882-1957) was a prolific designer of residential and commercial buildings in the Toronto area. Born in Queenston, Ont. on 2 September 1882 he attended public and high schools in Niagara Falls and gained his knowledge of architecture with the Toronto architect J.W. Siddall.
Upon his return from United States to Toronto in 1919 he opened his own office called the N.A. Armstrong Company Ltd., specializing in engineering and architectural projects. Throughout the 1920's and 1930's Armstrong adapted to changing tastes in design as he offered his residential clients a variety of schemes in Tudor, Colonial or Georgian Revival styles.
An exceptional yet underrated work from this period is the International Harvester Co. Showroom, Bathurst Street, Toronto (1939), with its refined detailing executed in brick, art stone and plate glass. Active until the early 1950's Armstrong turned over much of the work in his office to his son William G., and died at Toronto on 4 May 1957.
SOURCE (and more on his projects): http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/58
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