William Coverdale (architect)

William Coverdale (1801 – September 28, 1865) was an English-born carpenter and architect in Canada West.[1]

The son of Christopher Coverdale, he came to Kingston, Upper Canada around 1833. The family is thought to have come to Lower Canada around 1810. Coverdale married Catherine Delmage and had five children. He worked as master carpenter on the construction of Kingston Penitentiary. In 1859, Coverdale became architect for the construction of the Kingston Asylum. He oversaw the construction of Kingston's Town Hall from 1844 and prepared plans for rebuilding of the rear wing after it burned in 1865; the rebuilding was completed by his son William Miles Coverdale.[1]

He drew up plans for several large residences and a number of churches are still in use.

Coverdale died in Kingston in 1865.[1]

Designated heritage buildings associated with Coverdale include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Angus, Margaret S (1976). "Coverdale, William". In Halpenny, Francess G (ed.). Dictionary of Canadian Biography. IX (1861–1870) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.
  2. ^ James, William Closson (2011-09-20). God's Plenty: Religious Diversity in Kingston. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. p. 183. ISBN 978-0-7735-3889-4. Retrieved 2014-09-22.
  3. ^ "Prince George Hotel". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada.
  4. ^ "Roselawn National Historic Site of Canada". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada.
  5. ^ "Anglican Diocesan Centre". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada.
  6. ^ "St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada.
  7. ^ "Portsmouth Community Correctional Centre". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada.
  8. ^ "St. Helen's Complex in Kingston". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada.
  9. ^ "Rockwood Asylum". Museum of Healthcare Kingston.

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