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From: "Liana Shaw" <>
Subject: Re: [CAN-ONT-FRONTENAC] Kingston Stone building
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 20:25:16 -0400
I believe it was used as apartments (in the upper level) until the
1960s, but I think I mentioned when you were first asking about this
that I had met an elderly man who had lived there as a child when his
father was the prison gardener. It's a little remote to the prison
buildings, but it's smack in the middle of what used to be the prison
farm, which was quite extensive. You can still see the stone markers
delineating the borders of the prison farm property around the area. I
believe that Queen's owns the tower now - not sure what their plans
are for it though.
On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 6:34 PM, Bonnie Cole <> wrote:
> I think what threw me off was that it was NOT NEAR any other prison
> buildings. As we flew by, I noticed that it was totally alone there.
> I would love to have more history on this interesting building which appears
> to not be used for anything and built like Fortress.
> So it was used up until recently? It would make a great home. I wonder if
> anyone would be allowed to see inside.
> Do you know who owns it?
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Liana Shaw
> Sent: August 10, 2008 5:47 PM
> Subject: Re: [CAN-ONT-FRONTENAC] Kingston Stone building
> Yes, that's right - I said it was the original water tower for Kingston
> Pen., and then later, for P4W and Collins Bay Prisons.
> On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 3:44 PM, Bonnie Cole <>
>> Hello Everyone:
>> A couple of weeks ago I posted a QUERY about identifying a NARROW
>> stone building on the left side of Sir John A. roading going towards the
>> I have more information now. This abandoned building is just north of
>> Union St. and right behind it is an apartment building.
>> So it's sitting there ALL ALONE. Did someone say it used to be a
>> Water Tower?
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