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Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 14

The B.C. Mills Prefabricated System: The Emergence of Ready-made Buildings in Western Canada

by G. E. Mills and D. W. Holdsworth


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Canadian Inventory of Historic Building Phase I architectural survey data bank print-out. Ottawa, 1973-74.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Premises Department. Regional Office. Vancouver, B.C.

Glenbow-Alberta Institute
Historic Photograph Collection.

Vancouver City Archives
William McNeil MSS, Add. Ms. 46. J. C. McPherson. interview with J. S. Mathews, 17 October 1939.

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