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Heritage Resource Centre presents - Architectural Terra Cotta in Kingston

January 19, 2015 -

When:  7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20

Where:  Wilson Room, Central Branch, Kingston Frontenac Library, 130 Johnson St.

Who:    Dorothy Farr, former curator of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre

What:  An illustrated talk about the historic use of terra cotta in Kingston architecture.

The City's Heritage Resource Centre is hosting this illustrated talk by Farr, a Canadian art expert with a special interest in Kingston's history and architecture. Kingston has approximately 30 buildings that incorporate decorative terra cotta. Terra cotta literally means ‘fired earth' and is a mixture of pliable clays and grog (ground up, fired terra cotta) fired in a kiln to 1,000 degrees Celsius or higher.

The City's Heritage Resource Centre in the lower level of City Hall, 216 Ontario St., offers resources related to heritage planning and conservation.  Find out more about the centre and heritage conservation in Kingston at www.CityofKingston.ca/heritage

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, media relations officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.