By Marion Van de Wetering
This album follows the historical past of Kingston from the founding of fortress Frontenac and the accompanying French cost of Cataraqui in 1673 to its present-day incarnation as a favored vacationer and shuttle vacation spot. as well as its tremendous army culture, Kingston has additionally been the centre of trade, delivery, undefined, schooling, and govt within the zone. Many neighborhood voters have prospered enormously from those assorted endeavours. Others were much less lucky. From the increase instances of Dilene Dexter Calvin's large delivery and James Richardson's grain company to the corruption and cruelty of Kingston Penetentiary below Warden Henry Smith Sr., the ups and downs of Kingston's voters have reflected the city's personal. As Kingston's value grew, so too did the impression its population had over the past days of the unified colony and the 1st of the fledgling Dominion. Sir John Graves Simcoe made Kingston his domestic for a time, as did Lord Sydenham and Sir John A. Macdonald. a couple of hundred black-and-white photos accompany the textual content, granting an intimate examine all aspects of existence in Kingston during the last century. From the prisoners' quarters at castle Henry in the course of global struggle I and the fireplace in urban corridor, to the bustle of marketplace sq. on the flip of the century and the lonely stretch of highway which was once department road, those images exhibit either the momentous events within the city's background and the mundane. Hand-picked from the collections of the nationwide documents of Canada, the records of Ontario, and Queen's collage documents, those appealing photos trap the satisfaction and the soreness of a urban consistently in transition.
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The grocer's wagon. Queens University Archives #PG-K 185- 51 jfl JCingston^llbum King Street at night, 1916. National Archives of Canada #PA-56126. M. Johnston. 52 Glimpses of the Way We Were Streetlights on Princess Street, 1915. National Archives of Canada #PA-56163. M. Johnston. 53 ^l JCingston^Ilbum County Court House, 1916. National Archives of Canada #PA-56149. M. Johnston. 54 Glimpses of the Way We Were King Street, 1916. Queens University Archives #PG-K 121-3. 55 j# JCingston^Ilbum Lowering the flag, Battlefield School of Signalling.
The Hunters were able to free one of their ships, which floated downstream to Windmill Point. The other ship remained stuck fast until Monday afternoon, when she joined her sister ship at the point. Von Schoultz now found himself in a tenuous position. The surprise attack, which he had hoped would carry the day, was out of the question, as they had already been in Canadian waters for twenty-four hours. Fortunately, they had landed at an incredibly defensible position. The windmill and surrounding buildings were built of stone and offered excellent protection from the attacking British.
The explosion rocked the town and propelled burning timbers hundreds of feet from the waterfront. Half the windows in town were broken, and doors along Brock Street were blown open by the force of the blast. The explosion literally knocked the exhausted firefighters off their feet. Paralysed by the shock of the blast, as well as the magnitude of the disaster, the townspeople were slow to react. The flames were fanned by the gale, and the fire gained new vigour, racing westward, and consuming all the buildings along the market.
A Kingston Album by Marion Van de Wetering