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Notice of intention to designate 25 Colborne St

March 29, 2016 -

Notice of intention to pass a bylaw to designate 25 Colborne St., also known as the Clark Wright House, To be of cultural heritage value and interest 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 a bylaw under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18, to designate the lands at 25 Colborne St. (Part of Lot 384, Original Survey; Part of Lot 385, Original Survey as in FR667041; Subject to FR667041; City of Kingston, County of Frontenac), known as the Clark Wright House, to be of cultural heritage value and interest.

The Clark Wright House at 25 Colborne St. is a good example of a Queen Anne-style building. Features of the style include asymmetrical design, varied roofline and bay windows, decorative details including the elaborate woodwork in the gable roof, the porch and around the windows. Important interior elements include: the main-floor fireplace; the two-storey staircase; wooden interior doors; large baseboards and window surrounds and plaster ceiling medallions.

Clark Wright was a distinguished hatter and furrier in Kingston, who established his business as a hatter in the 1850s at 21 Brock St. and later moved it to 74 Wellington St.. Likely as a result of the success of his business, he had the means to build the present house at 25 Colborne St. in 1884. The Wright family continued to live at the house after the Clark's death.

This property contributes to the historic streetscape of Colborne Street and its striking architecture makes it a landmark on the 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 29th day of March, 2016

John Bolognone, city clerk
City of Kingston