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Notice of Intention to Pass a Bylaw to Designate 462 King St. West also known as Stone Gables to be of Cultural Heritage Value and Interest

November 25, 2014 -

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 462 King St. West, (Part Farm Lot 21, Concession 1 (AKA Concession Broken Front), Being Parts 1 & 2 on Reference Plan 13R-2848, City of Kingston, County of Frontenac) also known as the Stone Gables, to be of cultural heritage value and interest.

462 King St. West, known as Stone Gables, (Part Farm Lot 21, Concession 1 (AKA Concession Broken Front), Being Parts 1 & 2 on Reference Plan 13R-2848, City of Kingston, County of Frontenac) is of cultural heritage value and interest because of its physical/design value as a representative and relatively rare example of the use of the Tudor Revival style made entirely of stone, for a large private residence, in the 1920s. A number of interior features are also included as possible heritage attributes.

The property has historical value through its association with Thomas McGinnis, a local construction engineer, who was prominent in the mid-20th century development of Queen's University. His wife, Elizabeth, was a member of the Richardson family, a prominent local family. Stone Gables was designed by well-known Montreal architect David Shennan, who designed many later buildings at Queen's.

The property also has contextual value as one of the large residences built along Lake Ontario in the 19th and early 20th century. It has contextual value as it is physically, functionally and visually linked to St. Helen's. Stone Gables is a landmark due to its size, its all-stone construction, stone and cast-iron fence and large setback from King Street West.

Additional information, including a full description of the reasons for designation is available upon request from the 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 25th day of November, 2014

John Bolognone, City Clerk
City of Kingston