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Notice of Intention to Pass a Bylaw to Designate 1069 Highway 15, also known as the McCallum House, to be of Cultural Heritage Value and Interest

January 6, 2015 -

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 1069 Highway 15, (Plan 1846, Block 246, former Township of Pittsburgh, now in the City of Kingston) also known as the McCallum House, to be of cultural heritage value and interest.

1069 Highway 15, known as the McCallum House, is of cultural heritage value and interest because of the physical/design value of this property as an early stone farmhouse of Neoclassical design. It is a one and a half storey house with a L-shaped floor plan and limestone construction. The masonry craftsmanship exhibited in the McCallum House is among the best documented in the former Pittsburgh Township.

The property has historical value through its association with John McCallum, who was a prominent landowner in this part of the former Township. The original farm lot was purchased by John McCallum, an Irish immigrant stone mason, in 1830, and it is believed that he built this house soon after. This house was one of the earliest farmhouses in the area and the centre of a large and successful farming operation, which at one point included 182 hectares (450 acres) of farmland. The house remained in the McCallum family until 1925.

This property has contextual value as a local landmark and an early stone farmhouse that marks the original agricultural settlement of this area.

Additional information, including a full description of the reasons for designation is available upon request from Ryan Leary, senior heritage planner, Planning & Development Department 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 6th day of January, 2015

John Bolognone, city clerk
City of Kingston