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Notice of Intention - pass a bylaw to designate 3526 Princess St., 3562 Princess St., 3761 Princess St. and 3791 Princess St. to be of cultural heritage value and interest

April 17, 2018 -

Pursuant to the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act (R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18)

Take Notice that the council of The Corporation of the City of Kingston intends to pass bylaws under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18, to designate the following lands to be of cultural heritage value and interest:

3526 Princess St. (Part Lot 3, Concession 3, Western Addition as in FR112993 & TKE117 Except FR652804; Subject to FR198093; City of Kingston, County of Frontenac), known as the Westbrook United Church.

The property, locally known as Westbrook United Church, includes a representative example of a Gothic Revival-style limestone church building. The church was built in 1867 on lands donated by the Powley family, an early United Empire Loyalist family in the former Kingston Township. The property has direct association with the history of the Methodist Church in Kingston and its distinctive architecture makes the Westbrook United Church a landmark.

3562 Princess St. (Part of Lot 3, Concession 3, Western Addition as in FR506637 Except 13R-2491, former Township of Kingston, now City of Kingston, County of Frontenac), known as the Sproul House.

The Sproul House contains a representative example of a mid-19th century two-storey Ontario vernacular red brick farmhouse with a one-and-a-half storey west wing. The Sproul House contributes to the rural character of the historic community of Westbrook.

3761 Princess St. (Part Lot 6, Concession 3, Western Addition as in FR482932, former Township of Kingston, now City of Kingston, County of Frontenac), known as the Charles Wesley Benjamin Farmhouse.

The C.W. Benjamin Farmhouse property includes a representative example of a mid-19th century Ontario vernacular farmhouse of excellent limestone construction. The circa 1876 farmhouse is associated with the Benjamin family, an early farming family in Westbrook. Benjamin's oldest son, Ebenezer, built a similar house to the west of the subject property around the same time. The C.W. Benjamin Farmhouse contributes to the rural character of the historic community of Westbrook and its distinctive stone architecture makes it a landmark along Princess Street.

3791 Princess St. (Part of Lots 5-7, Concession 3, Western Addition, Being Parts 1 & 3 on Reference Plan 13R-1285; S/T TK19422, TK19827, TKT11752, TKT11771, TKZ149064, TKZ19065, TKS19071, former Township of Kingston, now City of Kingston, County of Frontenac), known as the Ebenezer Benjamin Junior Farmstead.

The E. Benjamin Jr. Farmstead property includes a representative example of a mid-19th century one-and-a-half storey Ontario vernacular farmhouse of excellent limestone construction and fine masonry work. The property also includes a one storey 19th century stone outbuilding. This early 1870s farmhouse is associated with the Benjamin family, an early farming family in Westbrook. Benjamin's father, Charles, built a similar farmhouse to the east of the subject property around the same time. The E. Benjamin Jr. Farmstead contributes to the rural character of the historic community of Westbrook and its distinctive stone architecture makes it a landmark along Princess Street.

Additional information, including a full description of the reasons for designation is available upon request from Ryan Leary, senior heritage planner, planning, building & licensing services at 613-546-4291, ext. 3233, or at rleary@cityofkingston.ca during regular business hours.

Any notice of objection, setting out the reason for objection and all relevant facts, must be served upon the city clerk within 30 days of the first publication of this notice.

Dated at the City of Kingston
this 17th day of April, 2018

John Bolognone, city clerk
City of Kingston