Collection F01397 - George Browne collection

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George Browne collection

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CA ON00239 F01397

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  • 1842 (Creation)
    Creator
    Browne, George

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8 architectural drawings

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(1811-1885)

Biographical history

George Browne (architect) was born in Belfast in 1811. In 1830 he emigrated to Quebec where he set up an architectural practice. In 1841 he came to Kingston where he succeeded in winning the contest for the design of Kingston's City Hall. Among the other Kingston buildings designed by Browne are Rockwood Villa and the Presbyterian Manse.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of copied plans for Kingston town hall and Kingston market house as well as a house plan on St. Denis Street in Montreal for the Heirs Hunt. There is one original set of plans, attributed to George Browne, for the Bank of Montreal (Frontenac Club) on King Street, Kingston.

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Photocopied from originals in the Public Archives of Canada.

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  • English

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Location of originals

V036.1
Map 47
KAD 17
KAD 18

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Open

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Public domain

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No further accruals are expected

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Location

  • Shelf: V036.1
  • Map cabinet: Map 47
  • Shelf: KAD 17
  • Shelf: KAD 18