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Elizabeth Cottage

Elizabeth Cottage

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Elizabeth Cottage

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On the northeast corner of Brock Street and Clergy Street

Coordinates: N 44 13.901 W 76 29.340


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Plaque Text

Elizabeth Cottage is a charming example of the Gothic Revival style. Reputedly built in the 1840s with a later addition, it is the work of the Kingston architect, Edward Horsey, and originally served as his residence. The lively design features steeply pointed gables, projecting bays, and oriel windows which accentuate the play of light and shadow on the smooth stucco walls. Applied Gothic decorative details such as crockets, finials, and drip moldings heighten the picturesque effect. The Gothic Revival was particularly fashionable for residences in Ontario in the mid-19th century.

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The Wolfe Island Township Hall
Frontenac County Court House
Napanee Town Hall



Kingston Plaques

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