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W-MCP7-1.085 TO T.B. MCQUESTEN from W.L. Somerville.
Apr 17 1946
To: T.B. McQuesten, 69 James Street South, Hamilton, Ontario.
From: W. L. Somerville.


R.C.A: F.R.I.B.A.: F.R.A.I.C.


April 17th, 1946

Hon. T.B. McQuesten, K.C.,
69 James Street, South,
Hamilton, Ontario.

Dear Mr. McQuesten:

I am enclosing herewith a print of the detail drawing for the proposed Dining Room in the Tower. This is not complete, but I thought you would like to look it over in its present state in case you have any other suggestions. I am having Angus look into the question of ventilation so that he may prepare his drawings on which we can get estimates of the cost.

Ellison sent me a list of the marbles which you saw in Buffalo.1 The only thing I would question about this is that marble is fairly porous and will absorb stains which would be quite noticeable on the lighter colours. I would, therefore, be inclined towards selecting slate of variegated colours which would not show discolourations, although it too is more or less absorbant. Ellison also mentioned an amber coloured glass tile which you saw in Buffalo. I am writing to get a sample of this material.

Yours very truly,
W.L. Somerville


1 See W-MCP7-1.075.

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