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Firm: Rule Wynn and Rule

Address: 310 7 Avenue SW

Date of final plans: 1949

For the full story of the failed Oil Centre project, see my article here.

After Strabo Claggett sold the project to Robert Gilliham in July 1949, Gilliham had Rule Wynn and Rule design a scaled-down office tower for him. The architects came up with two proposals for a ten-storey tower. The first is a simpler design. It is clad in Indiana limestone with aluminium panels beneath the windows. The second design was much more elaborate and featured indented corners. The corner spandrels are of buff brick. The main mass is clad in Indiana limestone with alumninium panels in the spandrels. The similarities between the second design and the Royalite Building, which was built on the same site several years later, are obvious.

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