The Old Stones of Kingston: Its Buildings Before 1867 by Margaret AngusThe Old Stones of Kingston: Its Buildings Before 1867 by Margaret Angus

The Old Stones of Kingston: Its Buildings Before 1867

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Kingston is remarkable in that the visual evidence of its place in Canadian history and in Canadian architecture is still here: many of its older streets are lined with houses built of stone, and charming old limestone farm houses are found even in new subdivisions, surrounded now by modern, split-level dwellings. This book will inform and delight all those who take pleasure in the old buildings and in the social history of this country.

Mrs Angus presents the stories of some of the architecturally and historically important limestone buildings, and of their owners, and thus tells the story of Kingston from the landing of the Empire Loyalists in 1784, through its brief period as capital of Canada (1841-43) up to Confederation. Full-page photographs illustrate the buildings; maps show the changing shape of the community, and help the reader to locate the buildings discussed in the text.

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Margaret Angus, LL.D. has lived in Kingston sicne 1937, and now serves as Historical Consultant to government and private institutions.
The Old Stones of Kingston: Its Buildings Before 1867
The Old Stones of Kingston: Its Buildings Before 1867

by Margaret Angus

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Title:The Old Stones of Kingston: Its Buildings Before 1867Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

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ISBN - 10:0802064191

ISBN - 13:9780802064196

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Few Canadian cities have as much architectural history than Kingston. The Old Stones of Kingston: Its Buildings Before 1867 tells the architectural story of Kingston from the landing of the Empire Loyalists in 1784 to its brief period as Canada's capital (1841-1843) up until Confederation. From Sir John A. Macdonald's house to Queen's University's limestone buildings, The Old Stones of Kingston: Its Buildings Before 1867 is a fascinating look at one of Canada's most architecturally interesting cities.

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'Mrs Angus's text is lively and anecdotal, and is obviously based on many years of dedicated and painstaking research... The Old Stones of Kingston has a special appeal for those who know and love this historic city; but it also offers something of real value to anyone who has even a slight interest in architecture, history, or Canada.'