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The letter of agreement between the FFG and von Hagge Design Associates (now corporately known as von Hagge, Smelek and Baril). Von Hagge “consulted and assisted in the planning and design of the Albatros course through its completion in October 1990. Note: Hundreds of original documents , sketches, and plans were destroyed in a devastating fire at the von Hagge offices in May 1989, as evidenced by the burned original Letter of Agreement.
Telex from Hubert Chesneau representing the FFG to Robert von Hagge outlining the basis for the work between FFG and von Hagge Design Associates (now corporately known as von Hagge, Smelek and Baril).
Offices Burned to the Ground
Von Hagge offices burned to the ground in a devastating fire in May of 1989. Hundreds of documents, plans, and sketches were destroyed. “We lost everything except copies of all contracts which were in a standard metal file cabinet,” said Mike Smelek.
(L-R) Robert von Hagge, Claude-Roger Cartier (served as President of the FFG from 1981-1996) and Hubert Chesneau during begin-