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Notice of intention to pass a bylaw to designate 135 Clergy St. East, to be of cultural heritage value and interest

April 28, 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 135 Clergy St. East (part of lot 329, original survey; part of lot 330, original survey, being part 1 on reference plan 13R-6842; together with FR652131; City of Kingston, County of Frontenac), to be of cultural heritage value and interest.

This property has physical/design value as a two-storey symmetrical-plan limestone residence (originally a double-house) with chimneys and parapets. The medium pitch gable roof retains its original configuration with recently reconstructed stone chimneys and parapet walls at each gable end. The building's walls were laid in broken courses with squared stones. The front facade has a full length verandah and balcony, although the balcony is a later addition. Most of the windows retain their original openings, voussoirs, and sills.

Surviving shutter hardware on some of the windows indicates period shutters were present.
The property has associative value through its connection with Robert Carson and his son, Robert James Carson. Robert Carson was a local merchant who established a grocery at his property at 244-246 Princess St. in the 1860s. After his death in 1870 this business was continued and expanded by his son Robert James Carson and other family members. The Carson grocery business continued for many years. Robert James Carson served as mayor of Kingston in 1880.

This property has important contextual value due to its substantial presence in this block of Clergy Street opposite St. Andrew's Church and Manse, and its contribution to streetscapes along both Clergy and Princess streets that include a number of designated heritage buildings.

Additional information, including a full description of the reasons for designation is available upon request from Ryan Leary, senior heritage planner, planning, building and 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 28th day of April, 2015

John Bolognone, city clerk
City of Kingston