Box 08-203 TO THOMAS. B. MCQUESTEN--LIST OF EXPENDITURES FOR MATHER PARK, FORT GEORGE, OAKES GARDEN THEATRE, GARDENER'S SCHOOL, MACKENZIE BUILDING, FORT ERIE RESTORATION
Jan 1 1940 date estimated
To: T.B. McQuesten [Niagara Parks Commission & Minister of Highways [Toronto] [Ontario]
From: Unknown Unknown
ESTIMATED AND ACTUAL EXPENDITURES--MATHER PARK1
Any Amount Expended on Memorial Arch Must be Added to These Items Listed below!
Original Grading and Fill-- $45,000.00
Latest Grading and Fill--$45,000.00
2,000 ft. Sea Wall-- $13,500.00
Oval Traffic Circle and Landscaping of same-- $70,000.00
Planting and Landscaping of Mather Park proper--$20,000.00
TOTAL == $196,500.00
[PAGE 2:] MEMO RE OTHER EXPENDITURE
Fort George (spent)-- $200,000.00
Fort George (to complete)--$100,000.00
Roadways and Wall-- $500,000.00
Oakes Garden Theatre-- $400,000.00
Gardener's School-- $50,000.00
Mackenzie Building-- $30,000.00
Fort Erie Restoration-- $200,000.00
1 These documents are undated but have been dated from the known dates for the completion of some of these projects. Much was completed for the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939. The first page is T.B. McQuesten's work on Mather Park at Fort Erie, at the entrance to the Peace Bridge. The second page is a list of expenditures for the restoration of Fort George, (two items) Oakes Garden Theatre, Gardeners' School, Mackenzie Building (house), Fort Erie Restoration. It is well documented that T.B. McQuesten was responsible for all of these projects during his tenure. See also W-MCP7-1.154: "The Work of the Niagara Parks Commission," which we have estimated as Dec. 31, 1943.
For more information and a brief Bio. of T.B. McQuesten, go to the Home Page, Click on Family and then on his photo.