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Adams, Nick.  "An Historical and Archeological Examination of the Bajus Brewery Property, Kingston."  Historic Kingston 36 (1988): 92-104.

Anderson, Alan.  The Anglican Churches of Kingston. Kingston, 1963.

___________.  "St. George's Cathedral, Kingston: 150th Anniversary of the Laying of its Corner Stone."  Historic Kingston 24 (1976): 39-41.

Angus, Margaret.  "Architects and Builders of Early Kingston." Historic Kingston 11 (1963): 21-29.

__________. John A. Lived Here.  Kingston: Frontenac Historic Foundation, 1984.

__________. Kingston General Hospital.  Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1973.

__________.  The Old Stones of Kingston.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966.

__________.  "Queen's College on William Street."  Historic Kingston 34 (1986): 86-98.

__________. "Summerhill in the 19th Century: Its Uses and Users."  Historic Kingston  29 (1981): 122-136.

Bazely, Susan. Charles F. Gibson: Events of a Military Life in Kingston. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2018.

______. Fort Frontenac: Bastion of the British. Kingston: Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation, 2007.

______. Fort Frontenac: a French Stronghold on the Great Lakes. Kingston: Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation, 2007.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800-1950 (includes Kingston architects with lists of their works) online

Buildings of Architectural and Historic Significance.  7 vols. Kingston: City of Kingston, 1971-2004. (Index to vols. 1-6, compiled by M. Cohoe and M. Purcell, published by the Ontario Genealogical Society, Kingston Branch, 1995)

Cardwell, Robert; Barb Carr & Christine Sypnowich, editors. Barriefield: Two Centuries of Village Life. Kingston: Quarry Press, 2015.

Christianson, Paul. “The Building of St James’ Anglican Church, Stuartsville: Social and Architectural Sources, 1844-1845.” A Collection of Talks 2012. Kingston: Pittsburgh Historical Society: 11-25.

______. “The Design, Building, and Rebuilding of St Paul’s Anglican Church, Kingston, 1844-1856.” A Collection of Talks, 2010. Kingston: Pittsburgh Historical Society.

______. “Edward John Parker Pense and Additions Made to St James’ Anglican Church, Kingston, and St Mark’s Anglican Church, Barriefield, 1886-1897.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada vol. 39 no. 2 (2014): 3-20.

______. “St John’s Anglican Church, Portsmouth, and the Gothic Revival in Canada West.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada vol. 38 no. 1 (2013): 5-20.

______. "St Mark's Anglican Church, Barriefield, and the Gothic Revival in Canada West." Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada. 35 (#1 2010): 17-30.

______. “The Second St George’s Anglican Curch, Kingston, Upper Canada, 1822-1828.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada. 45 (#1 2020).

_______. “Who Made the Early Drawings of St George’s and the Kingston City Hall?” Historic Kingston 70 (2020): 30-41.

City of Kingston, Heritage Resource Centre, website

Cooper, C.W.  Prize Essay: Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. Kingston: James Creighton, 1856.

Curtis, Dennis et al.  Kingston Penitentiary: The First 150 Years, 1835-1985.  Ottawa: Correctional Services of Canada, 1985.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography. 14 vols., Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966 --     . (entries on various Kingston architects such as George Browne, William Coverdale and Thomas Rogers)  Also online

Draper, W. George.  History of the City of Kingston. Kingston: James Creighton, 1862.

Du Prey, Pierre & Dorothy Farr. Ah, Wilderness! Resort Architecture in the Thousand Islands. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2004.

Edmison, J. Alex.  "The History of Kingston Penitentiary." Historic Kingston 3 (1954): 26-35.

Farr, Dorothy M. House Beautiful: Decorated Terra Cotta and Tiles in Kingston Architecture. Kingston, 2018.

Finley, Gerald.  In Praise of Older Buildings.  Kingston: Frontenac Historic Foundation, 1976.

Flynn, Louis.  At School in Kingston, 1850-1973.  Kingston: Frontenac, Lennox & Addington County Roman Catholic Separate School Board, 1973.

___________. Built on a Rock.  Kingston: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston, 1976.

Flynn, Thomas. Directory of the City of Kingston for 1857-1858.  Kingston: T.W. Robinson, 1857.

Foundations, newsletter of the Frontenac Heritage Foundation website

Fraser, Mary.  "William Coverdale, Kingston Architect, 1801?-1865." Historic Kingston 26 (1978): 71-80.

_________. "Coverdales, Convicts and Criminal Lunatics: The Building of Institutional Kingston, 1833-1870".  Author's unpublished manuscript, presented at the conference of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, Montreal, 1979.

Good, Glenys.  Saints Among Sinners [History of St John's Anglican Church, Kingston] Kingston, 1974.

Grenville, John. “Across the Cataraqui River: a History of the Penny bridge.” Historic Kingston 43 (1995): 34-54.

_______. “Kingston’s Bell Telephone Company: New Technology, New Building.” Historic Kingston 63 (2015): 23-39.

Historic Kingston. Journal of the Kingston Historical Society, 1952 --.    Index online     

Historical Times - K[ingston] C[ollegiate] V[ocational] I[nstitute].  Kingston, 1973.

Horsey, Edwin.  "Kingston."  Unpublished manuscript, Queen's University Archives, Kingston, 1937.

Hunter, Martin.  "Elmhurst." City and Country Home 9 (May 1990): 80-7.

Hutchinson, Thomas.  Hutchinson's Kingston Directory for 1862-3.  Kingston: John Creighton, 1862.

Ivey, Donna. From Parlour to Parliament: Sir John A.’s Kingston House on Rideau Street. Kingston: Frontenac heritage Foundation, 2015.

Johnson, Dana, and Taylor, C.J.  Reports on Selected Buildings in Kingston, Ontario.  2 vols.  Ottawa: Parks Canada, 1976-7.

Johnson, J.K., ed.  Affectionately Yours: The Letters of Sir John A. Macdonald and his Family.  Toronto: MacMillan, 1969.

Johnson, J.K. and Stelmack, C.B., eds. The Letters of Sir John A. Macdonald.  2 vols.  Ottawa: Public Archives of Canada, 1969.

Kent, Phyllida. “To Build a Good Neighbourhood” Grenville Park, the first fifty years. Kingston: Kingston Historical Society, 2003.

Kingston City Hall.  Kingston: City of Kingston, 1974.

Kingston Historical Society. An Illustrated Guide to Monuments, Memorials & Markers in the Kingston Area. Kingston: Kingston Historical Society, 2000.

Lansdale, Robert, assisted by Jennifer McKendry “Kingston Daguerreotype Returns to Canada.” The Daguerreian Annual 2007 (The Official Yearbook of the Daguerreian Society): 55-75.

Lapp, Donald.  "Schools of Kingston, The First 150 Years."  M.A. thesis, Queen's University, 1937.

Limelight, newsletter of the Kingston Historical Society (see individual entries under McKendry) website

The Limestone City, Kingston.  Kingston: Daily British Whig, 1909.

Lyons, David. Living Stones: St James’ Church, Kingston, 1845-1995, from Stuartville to Queen’s Campus. Kingston: Quarry Press, 1995.

Machar, Agnes.  The Story of Old Kingston.  Toronto: Musson Books, 1908.

MacKenzie Graham, Fern.  "The Wooden Architecture of William Newlands."  M.A. thesis, Queen's University, 1987.

Magill, M. "James Morton of Kingston - Brewer."  Historic Kingston 21 (1973): 28-36.

Mattie, Joan.  100 Years of Architecture in Kingston, John Power to Drever & Smith.  Ottawa: Public Archives of Canada, 1986.

McKendry, Jennifer.  "The Architects of St. George's Cathedral, Kingston."  Queen's Quarterly 95 (1988): 699-713.

________. Architects Working in the Kingston Region 1820 – 1920. Kingston, 2019.

_________. “Arthur Ellis” entry in Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon  33 (München: Saur, 2002): 324-5.

_________.  "Aspects of Domestic Architecture in South Eastern Ontario: Siting, Interiors and Selected Furnishings of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Counties, 1820 to 1850."  M.A. thesis, Queen's University, 1984.

________. Beneath the green and flowery sod, beneath the waving and weeping foliage: Sir John A. Macdonald and Cataraqui Cemetery” Historic Kingston  56 (2008): 87-98.

________. Bricks in 19th-Century Architecture in the Kingston Area. Kingston, 2017.

___________.  "A Case Study in the Attribution of Two Important Kingston Villas."  RACAR 16 (1989): 49-52.

__________. “Cedar Island”. Limelight (newsletter Kingston Historical Society) 14 (Sept. 2012): 3 with correction in 15 (Oct. 2012): 5

__________. “Church of the Good Thief.” Limelight  18 (May 2016): 3.

________. “A Discussion of Kingston and Area’s Historic Small Houses Known as ‘The Ontario Cottage’ Type.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada vol. 41 no. 2 (2016): 65-81.

_________. "The Early History of the Provincial Penitentiary, Kingston, Ontario."  Bulletin of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada 14 (December 1989): 93-105.

_________. Early Photography in Kingston: from the Daguerreotype to the Postcard.  Kingston, 2013.

_________. “Early Photography in Kingston.” Historic Kingston 52 (2004): 51-55.

_________. “Edward Horsey” entry Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (München: Saur).

_________. “Elizabeth Cottage.” Limelight 19 (Nov. 2017): 4.

_________. "An Example of Surviving Topography in Kingston: the Sydenham Street Blockhouse." Limelight 10 (Nov. 2008): 4-5.

________. “First Congregationalist Church (Masonic Hall): a Remarkable Gothic Church.” Historic Kingston 51 (2003): 44-54.

________. “Fort Henry.” Limelight  18 (Dec. 2016): 3.

________. "From Public Waterfront to High Rise Development: The History of Two Properties on Ontario Street." Historic Kingston 29 (1981): 16-29.

________. “Henry Horsey” entry Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (München: Saur)

________. “Hidden Heritage. Rockwood Lunatic Asylum, Kingston, Ontario.” Canada’s History (June-July 2010): 9.

________. “An Ideal Hospital for the Insane?: Rockwood Lunatic Asylum, Kingston, Ontario" (Bulletin, SSAC vol. 18 no.1 (1993): 4-17.

________. “In the Camera’s Eye: People and Places in Kingston” Historic Kingston  52 (2004): 51-55.

__________. Into the S ilent Land: Historic Graveyards and Cemeteries in Ontario. Kingston, 2003.

__________. "Into the Spotlight: The Architectural Practice of Robert Gage, Kingston and California." Ontario History, Vol. XCVII, (Spring 2005): 28-47.

________. “An investigation concluded that the fire of 1865 in city hall was the work of an arsonist ...” Subsoil 27 (spring/summer 2010):  14-15.

________. "J. Douglas Stewart, 1934-2008:  'Gentleman and Regency Man of Taste'. " Limelight 10 (Sept. 2008): 6.

________. “Kingston City Hall.” Limelight  18 (Sept. 2016): 3.

_______. “Kingston Historical Society’s history.” Limelight  13 (Sept. 2011): 3

________. "Kingston's 'Lilliputian' Crystal Palace: Canada's first permanent exhibition hall" Bulletin, SSAC vol. 16 no. 3 (1991): 72-78.

________. “Kingston Penitentiary.” Limelight  18 (April 2016): 5.

________. Kingston, the Limestone City: Stone Buildings in the Kingston Region 1790-1930, Kingston, 2021.

________. “Kingston’s ‘Liliputian’ Crystal Palace: Canada’s First Permanent Exhibition Hall.” Historic Kingston 70 (2020): 91-99.

________.  “McIntosh Castle.” Limelight  19 (March 2017): 3.

________. Modern Architecture in Kingston: a Survey of 20th-Century Buildings. Kingston, 2014.

________. “Museum of Health Care (Nurses’ Home).” Limelight  19 (April 2017): 3.

________. The Old Kingston Road.  Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1980.

________. “The Old Kingston Road.” Canadian Geographic April/May (1984): 42-9.

_________. “Penitentiary Museum (Warden’s House).” Limelight 18 (Sept. 2016): 7.

________. “Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Building.” Limelight 19 (Feb. 2017): 6.

________. Portsmouth Village, Kingston: an Illustrated History. Kingston, 2010.

_______. “Pump House.” Limelight  18 (Nov. 2016): 3.

_______.  “The Queen Street Methodist Churches of 1864 and 1886, Kingston, Ontario.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada vol. 38 no. 1 (2013): 37-46.

_________.“A Reassessment of the Architectural History of Elizabeth Cottage, Kingston, Ontario.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada Vol. 35 No. 2 (2010): 27-34.

________. “Researching Historic Properties.”  Frontenac Historic Foundation Bulletin 24 (May 1997): 5-7.

________.  "Researching Houses and Families."  Families.  19 (1980): 291-303.

________. " 'A Residence Fit for any Gentleman in the Country': Three Kingston Villas by George Browne" RACAR 19 (1992): 68-78.

________. “The Richardson Family and the Frontenac Floor & Wall Tile Company." Limelight 10 (March 2008): 3.

_________. “Robert Gage” entry in volume 47 Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (München: Saur)

_________. "The Role of Cataraqui Cemetery in the Rural Cemetery Movement." Historic Kingston 44 (1996): 3-9, 52

_________. “The Role of Cataraqui Cemetery in the Rural Cemetery Movement,” Conserving Ontario’s Landscapes, Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, 1997.

_________. "The Role of Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario, in the Rural Cemetery Movement." Newsletter of the Association for Gravestone Studies 19 (Fall 1995): 10-13.

________. "A Romance Laid to Rest - Gun Slits or Air Vents?"  Historic Kingston 26 (1978): 12-28.

________. “Roselawn.” Limelight 19 (May 2017): 4.

________. "Selected Architectural Drawings and Buildings of John and Joseph Power of Kingston, Ontario, 1850-1900."  M. Phil. research paper, University of Toronto, 1986.

________. Town and Country Houses: Regional Architectural Drawings from Queen's University Archives. Kingston, 1993. 

________. “Unravelling the Histories of the Sir John Johnson House & the Parish House.” Historic Kingston 60 (2012): 52-66.

________. Weep Not For Me: an Illustrated History of Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston. Kingston, 2000.

_________. Weep Not For Me: A Photographic Essay and History of Cataraqui Cemetery. Kingston, 1995.

_________. “William Coverdale and the Architecture of Kingston from 1835 to 1865.” Ph.D. thesis, University of Toronto, 1991.

_______. “William Coverdale Senior” and “William Coverdale Junior”  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon band 22, 1999.

________. With Our Past before Us: Nineteenth-Century Architecture in the Kingston Area. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995.

________. Woodwork in Historic Buildings of the Kingston Region. Kingston, 2018.

McKendry, Jennifer & Brian S. Osborne. Exploring Downtown Kingston: Interesting Places & Spaces. Kingston: KEDCO, 2006.

McKendry, Jennifer & Rick Neilson. “Seeking Freedom in the Wilds of Canada...” Limelight 12 (March 2010): 4-5

McKendry, Jennifer & Robert Lansdale. “Kingston and the Royal Tour of 1879.” Photographic Canadiana v. 44 no. 2 (2018): 8-9.

Meacham, J.H.  Illustrated Historical Atlas of Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington Counties.  Toronto, 1878; reprint ed., Belleville: Mika, 1971.

Macredy, Stephen D. An Illustrated History of Fort Henry. Toronto: James Lorimer, 2000.

Mika, N. and H.  Kingston, Historic City.  Belleville: Mika,1987.

Milliken, Peter; Arthur Milnes; & Jennifer McKendry. Kingston & the Thousand Islands Then & Now Ottawa: Magic Light Publishing, 2011.

Morley, William, ed. Kingston Through the Years: Visitors’ Accounts 1758-1906.Kingston: Kingsley Press, 2013.

Norman, William.  "A Chapter of Canadian Penal History: The Early Years of the Provincial Penitentiary at Kingston and the Commission Inquiry into its Management."  M.A. Thesis, Queen's University, 1979.

125 Years Keeping People Healthy: Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.  Kingston, 1981.

One Hundred Years, 1847-1947: Chalmers Church at Kingston.  Kingston, 1947.

Osborne, Brian, and Swainson, Donald.  Kingston: Building on the Past for the Future.  Kingston: Quarry Press, 2011.

Osborne, Brian S. The Rock and the Sword: a History of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kingston, Ontario. Kingston: Heinrich Heine Press at Grass Creek, 2004.

Patterson, William J. Courage, Faith and Love. A History of St. Mark’s Church, Barriefield, Ontario. Barriefield: St. Mark’s Church, 1993.

________. Lilacs and Limestone: An Illustrated History of Pittsburgh Township, 1787-1987.  Kingston, Ont.: Pittsburgh Historical Society, 1989.

_______. “Outside the Walls: the Story of Quarrying and Farming at Kingston Penitentiary.” Historic Kingston 45 (1997): 46-73.

Preston, Richard. Kingston before the War of 1812.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1959.

Preston, Richard & Leopold Lamontagne, Royal Fort Frontenac. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1958.

Rollaston, Brian, ed.  County of a Thousand Lakes: The History of the County of Frontenac.  Kingston: County of Frontenac, 1982.

Ross, Alec & John De Visser. Kingston and Frontenac County. Erin ON : Boston Mills Press, 2009.

Roy, James.  Kingston: The King's Town.  Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1952.

Sims, Catherine.  "An Institutional History of the Asylum for the Insane at Kingston."  M.A. thesis, Queen's University, 1981.

Smith, Arthur Britton. Kingston! Oh Kingston!  Kingston: Brown & Martin, 1987.

Smithson, Gordon. At the Bend in the Road Kingston. Kingston: 2000.

________. Old Cataraqui Village. Kingston, 1990.

Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (SSAC) – many of their journals are online

Spasoff, Nicola. “The Dissemination of the Arts and Crafts Style in Domestic Architecture: The Case of Kingston, Ontario.” Journal of Canadian Art History. vol. 18 no. 1 (1997): 84-95.

Stewart, J. Douglas.  “ ‘The Kingston Palladio’: Civic and Imperial ‘Virtue and Grandeur’ at George Browne’s Forum Regiopolis.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada vol. 23 no. 3 (1998): 72-81.

______. "Some of Kingston's Old Bricks, Sticks and Stones: A First Essay on the Architecture of William Newlands (1853-1926)."  Selected Papers from the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada.  (1981): 53-69.

Stewart, J. Douglas & Ian Wilson.  Heritage Kingston. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1973.

Stewart, Mary, and Stewart, J. Douglas.  "John Solomon Cartwright: Upper Canadian Gentleman and Regency 'Man of Taste'."  Historic Kingston 27 (1979): 61-77.

Stewart, Venetia. “Justice Done: the Restitution of the Frontenac County Court House within the Classical Tradition.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada vol. 27 no. 3 & 4 (2002): 29-34.

Swainson, Donald, ed. St George’s Cathedral: Two Hundred Years of Community. Kingston: Quarry Press, 1991.

Sydenham Street Methodist Church, Jubilee Souvenir 1852-1902.  Kingston, 1902.

Taylor, C.J.  "The Kingston, Ontario Penitentiary and Moral Architecture." Social History 12 (1979): 387-408.

Thurlby, Malcolm. "Joseph Connolly in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston, Ontario." Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada vol. 30 no. 2 (2005): 25-38.

Tulchinsky, Gerald, ed.  To Preserve and Defend, Essays on Kingston in the Nineteenth Century.  Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1976.

Van de Wetering. A Kingston Album, Glimpses of the Way We Were. Toronto: Hounslow Press, 1999.

Wall La Rocque, Barbara. Wolfe Island: a Legacy in Stone. Toronto: Dundurn, 2009.

Warmington, R. Bruce. But Before That…A History of the Woollen/Cotton Mill. Kingston, 2002.

Williamsville Book Committee. Williamsville Revisited, an Illustrated History of "Williamsville" at Kingston, Ontario. 2004

Wright, Janet.  "Retreat into Nature.  Three Villas of the Picturesque in Kingston."  Canadian Collector 20 (July/August 1985): 49-52.

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