Power, Joseph William

POWER, Joseph William (1852-1925)
(biography in preparation)

Upon the death of John Power on 14 March 1882 his son Joseph continued the practice in Kingston, Ont. under the firm name of Power & Son., which had been established in November of 1873. Works listed below are credited in source material to this firm name, but were actually designed by Joseph W. Power who, on occasion, practised in collaboration with his brother Thomas R.P. Power. The National Archives of Canada in Ottawa holds an extensive collection of architectural drawings prepared by the firm (NAC, Power Collection, 81203/19)

POWER & SON

(works in Kingston unless noted)

ECCLESIASTICAL

CANADA METHODIST CHURCH, major additions and alterations, 1882 (Daily News [Kingston], 13 April 1882, 2, t.c.; dwgs. at NAC)
RAILTON, ONT., additions and alterations to St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, for Father McWilliams, 1882 (Daily News [Kingston], 24 April 1882, 3, t.c.)
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Wellington Street at Johnson Street, new Sunday School and Synod Hall, 1883 (dwgs. at NAC)
WILLIAMSVILLE METHODIST CHURCH, Princess Street at Albert Street, 1884 (Historical Record of Princess Street United Church, 1950, 4-6, illus.; dwgs. at NAC)
ADOLPHUSTOWN, ONT., United Empire Loyalist Church, 1884-88 (Toronto Daily Mail, 8 May 1884, 4; Daily British Whig [Kingston], 22 March 1889, 4, t.c.; R.S. Forneri, United Empire Loyalists and the Memorial Church, Adolphustown, 1888, 8-9, illus.; C.A.B., v, Oct. 1892, illus.; dwgs. at NAC)
SYDENHAM STREET METHODIST CHURCH, enlargement and new Sunday School, 1887 (Sydenham Street Methodist Church-Jubilee Souvenir 1852-1902, 15, illus.)
ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Princess Street at Clergy Street, 1888-89 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 21 July 1888, 1, t.c.; 14 Feb. 1890, 1, descrip.; C.A.B., iii, May 1890, illus.; dwgs. at NAC; Kingston, Buildings of Architectural and Historic Significance, iv, 1977, 246-51, illus.)
ST. GEORGE'S ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL, King Street at Johnson Street, major alterations and addtions, with new dome and side portico, 1890; burned 1899, rebuilt (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 24 May 1890, 1, t.c.; 25 April 1891, 1 & 2, illus.; C.A.B., iv, April 1891, 51 & illus.; xiv, May 1901, illus.; Kingston, Buildings of Architectural & Historic Significance, i, 1971, 12-16, illus.; dwgs. at NAC)
ST. LUKE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Nelson Street at Princess Street, Willamsville, 1890; new Chancel and Vestry, 1909 (Canadian Churchman, xvi, 3 July 1890, 425; A. Anderson, The Anglican Churches of Kingston, 1963, 43, 94, illus.; dwgs. at NAC)
BROCK STREET METHODIST CHURCH, enlargement and alterations, 1895 (C.R., vi, 13 June 1895, 1)
BROCKVILLE, ONT., Wall Street Methodist Church, extensive alterations and new additions, 1896 (C.R., vii, 20 Feb. 1896, 1, t.c.; Wall Street Church-l50th Anniversary of the Congregation 1828-1978, illus.; dwgs. at NAC)
GANANOQUE, ONT., Methodist Church, new facade and addition, 1896; burned 1979; rebuilt 1981 (C.R., vii, 25 June 1896, 1; dwgs. at NAC)
PICTON, ONT., First Methodist Church, Chapel Street, 1898; Parsonage 1902 (Picton Gazette, 18 May 1899, descrip.; T. Cruickshank & P. Stokes, The Settler's Dream, 1984, 241-2, illus.; dwgs. at NAC)
HARROWSMITH, ONT., improvements to the Presbyterian Church, 1899 (C.R., x, 2 Aug. 1899, 2, t.c.)
COBOURG, ONT., Division Street Methodist Church, addition and alterations, 1900 (Cobourg World, 21 July 1899, 1, descrip.; C.R., xi, 20 June 1900, 2, t.c.)
NAPANEE, ONT., Eastern Methodist Church, John Street at Bridge Street, additions and alterations, 1901; demol. 1905 (C.R., xii, 1 May 1901, 2; dwgs. at NAC)
ARDEN, ONT., new Church, 1901 (C.R., xii, 4 Sept. 1901, 1, t.c.)
TYENDINAGA, ONT., reconstruction of Christ Church (Anglican), 1906 (C.R., xvii, 18 July 1906, 2; dwgs. at NAC)
HEBREW SYNAGOGUE, Queen Street, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 27 July 1910, 24, t.c.; dwgs. at NAC)
PICTON, ONT., St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Main Street East, 1912-13 (Picton Times, 16 May 1912, 1)
WOLFE ISLAND, ONT., Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, designed 1913, erected 1916-17 (C.R., xxvii, 4 June 1913, 69; dwgs. at NAC)

INSTITUTIONAL

ODESSA, ONT., School House for School Section 13, 1885 (dwgs. at NAC)
CENTRAL SCHOOL, Sydenham Street, 1886; demol. (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 13 May 1886, 2, t.c.; Special Number, Dec. 1886, illus.)
BOWMANVILLE, ONT., School House, 1888 (C.A.B., i, Aug. 1888, 7)
WILLIAMSVILLE SCHOOL, Princess Street at Nelson Street, addition, 1888 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 21 July 1888, 1)
LOUISE PUBLIC SCHOOL, Johnson Street at Division Street, major addition, 1889 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 8 July 1889, 1, t.c.)
ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE, Hospital, 1887; Dormitory Building 1890-91; Fort Frederick Dormitory, 1912 (Daily News [Kingston], 29 Oct. 1887; C.R., i, 29 Nov. 1890, 1, t.c.; xxvi, 28 Feb. 1912, 63, t.c.)
COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE, Frontenac Street at Earl Street, 1892; demol. c. 1960; Caretaker's Cottage extant 1990 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 8 July 1892, 1, t.c.; dwgs. at NAC)
KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL, Stuart Street, Morgue Building, 1892; Women's Building, also called the Doran Wing, 1893; reconstruction of the Nickle Wing, 1900; Power Plant, 1921 (C.R., iii, 20 Aug. 1892, 1, t.c.; iv, 4 May 1893, 1, t.c.; xi, 24 Jan. 1900, 2; xxxv, 14 Sept. 1921, 50, t.c.)
GANANOQUE, ONT., High School, Stone Street South, 1895 (C.R., vi, 1 Aug. 1895, 2; dwgs. at NAC)
PORTSMOUTH, ONT., St. John's Anglican Church, new Sunday School, 1898 (Canadian Churchman, 15 Dec. 1898, 670, descrip.)
ODDFELLOW'S BLOCK, Princess Street at Sydenham Street, 1899 (C.R., x, 3 May 1899, 3)
COBOURG, ONT., Collegiate Institute, King Street West, 1901-02; with conversion of the former High School into two residences for George Spence, (C.R., xii, 3 April 1901, 1, t.c.; dwgs. at NAC)
COBOURG, ONT., Central School, enlargement, 1906 (C.R., xvi, 21 Feb. 1906, 1, t.c.; dwgs. at NAC)
COBOURG, ONT., Gaol and House of Refuge, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 7 March 1906, 1, t.c.)
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, Biological Building, 1906; Gymnasium, 1906; (C.R., xvii, 30 May 1906, 4; R.A.I.C. Journal, ii, Nov.-Dec. 1925, 215, illus.)
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, new Medical Building, 1907 (dwgs. at NAC)
KINGSTON CITY HALL, Ontario Street, new dome and cupola, 1909 (Kingston, Buildings of Architectural & Historic Significance, i, 1971, 5, illus.; dwgs. at NAC)
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, Observatory, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 17 March 1909, 21; R.A.I.C. Journal, ii, Nov.-Dec. 1925, 217, illus.)
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, Gordon Hall, for the School of Chemistry, Union Street, 1909-10 (C.R., xxiii, 8 Sept. 1909, 21; R.A.I.C. Journal, ii, Nov.-Dec. 1925, 217, illus.)
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, Nicol Building, for the School of Mines, Union Street, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 22 March 1911, 54; R.A.I.C. Journal, ii, Nov.-Dec. 1925, 218, illus.)

RESIDENTIAL

WOLFE ISLAND, three summer houses for E.J. Baker, 1885 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 28 May 1885, 2)
WILLIAM STREET, at Wellington Street, for Dr. W.H. Henderson, 1885 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 28 May 1885, 2, t.c.)
RIDEAU STREET NORTH, near Raglan Street, for W.J. Watson, 1886 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 24 Feb. 1886, 2, t.c.)
KING STREET EAST, at West Street, for James A. Hendry, 1886 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 6 May 1886, 2, t.c.; C.A.B., i, March 1888, illus.; Kingston, Buildings of Architectural & Historic Significance, v, 1980, 143-6, illus.)
EARL STREET, for Dr. William G. Anglin, 1886 (Kingston, Buildings of Architectural & Historic Significance, vi, 1985, 107-09, illus.)
CATARAQUI, ONT., for W.J. Purdy, 1886 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 18 June 1886., 2, t.c.)
WELLINGTON STREET, near Brock Street, pair of houses for Thomas R.P. Power, Architect and Samuel Anglin, 1888 (Kingston, Buildings of Architectural & Historic Significance, vi, 1985, 262-3, illus.; specifications in the possession of William Roberts, Guelph)
MONTREAL STREET, Victoria Terrace, a row of seven houses for Mrs. Power, 1888-89 (Kingston, Buildings of Architectural & Historic Significance, vi, 1985, 143-5, illus.)
GORE STREET, No. 116-18, pair of houses for an unnamed client, 1889 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 2 March 1889, 4, t.c.; Kingston, Buildings of Architectural & Historic Significance, v, 1980, 67-8)
BARRIE STREET, row of three houses for Robert Crawford, 1889 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 27 March 1889, 1, t.c.; Kingston, Buildings of Architectural & Historic Significance, vi, 1985, 14-16, illus.)
BAGOT STREET, at Raglan Road, pair of houses for Walter MacNee and Robert Kent, 1890 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 12 June 1890, 4, t.c.; Kingston, Buildings of Architectural & Historic Significance, 1980, 5-7, illus.; dwgs. at Queen's University Archives, Kingston)
WEST STREET, row of five houses for an unnamed client, 1892 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 24 April 1892, 1, t.c.)
BAGOT STREET, for James Campbell, 1892 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 11 June 1892, 1, t.c.)
BARRIE STREET, for Samuel Harkness, 1894 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 28 July 1894, 1, t.c.)
GANANOQUE, ONT., residence for Dr. Rogers, King Street East, 1895 (C.R., vi, 25 April 1895, 2; Globe [Toronto], 5 July 1895, 4)
JOHNSON STREET, near Division Street, for William Downing, 1896 (C.R., vi, 30 Jan. 1896, 2, t.c.)
ALFRED STREET, at Johnson Street, for Alexander Snodden, 1896 (C.R., vii, 28 May 1896, 2, t.c.)
STUART STREET, for Capt. John Breden, 1897 (C.R., viii, 4 March 1897, 3)
BAGOT STREET, at West Street, addition and improvements to residence for Lawrence L. Henderson, 1898 (C.R., ix, 29 June 1898, 3)
BAGOT STREET, at Gore Street, for Philip Stearne, c. 1900 (dwgs. at NAC)
ALBERT STREET, near Alice Street, for Richard J. Hooper, 1901 (C.R., xii, 6 Nov. 1901, 3, t.c.)
CATARAQUI, ONT., farm house for J.W. Suddard, 1902 (C.R., xiii, 18 June 1902, 2, t.c.)
WELLINGTON STREET, at William Street, pair of houses for Dr. I. Gordon Bogart, 1905 (Kingston, Buildings of Architectural & Historic Significance, v, 1980, 260-2, illus.)
EARL STREET, near Wellington Street, for Dr. William G. Anglin, 1905 (C.R., xv, 22 March 1905, 5, t.c.)
COBOURG, ONT., for George T. Oliver, Coldsprings Road, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 12 April 1905, 1, t.c.)
KING STREET EAST, near West Street, major alterations and improvements for Hiram M. Calvin, 1907 (dwgs. at NAC)
COBOURG, ONT., enlargement of 'Strathmore', a residence, coach house, stables, fence and gateway for Mrs. Charles Donnelly, King Street East, 1907-08 (C.R., xviii, 10 July 1907, 8; xix, 13 May 1908, 21; dwgs. at NAC)
COBOURG, ONT., for Judge G.M. Roger, College Street, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 30 March 1910, 25, t.c.)
(with Colin Drever) POINT PLEASANT, "The Breakers', for John Mills, 1919 (dwgs. at NAC)

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL

WINDSOR BLOCK, Princess Street near Montreal Street, restoration of former Windsor Hotel after fire, for B.M. Britton, 1885 (dwgs. at NAC)
BROCK STREET, additions and improvements to store and adjacent block for J.S. Henderson, 1889 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 16 March 1889, 4)
KINGSTON WATER WORKS PUMP HOUSE, Ontario Street near Clarence Street, 1890 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 25 June 1891, 1; Kingston, Buildings of Architectural & Historic Significance, v, 1980, 219-21, illus.)
RECTORY BLOCK, an office block for the Kingston Anglican Rectory Committee, King Street East at Clarence Street, 1894 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 12 March 1894, 1, t.c.; Kingston, Buildings of Architectural & Historic Significance, iv, 1977, 196-8, illus.)
BRITISH WHIG BUILDING, King Street East near Clarence Street, 1894; additions 1942; altered 1963 (British Whig Semi-Weekly [Kingston], 8 April 1895, 5, illus. & descrip.; Kingston, Buildings of Architectural & Historic Significance, iv, 1977, 199-201, illus.; dwgs. at NAC)
KINGSTON VEHICLE CO., Princess Street at Ontario Street, factory, 1894 (C.R., v, 4 Oct. 1894, 1)
RICHMOND & CO., Princess Street near Wellington Street, retail store, 1895 (C.R., vi, 13 June 1895, 2)
GANANOQUE, ONT., commercial block for Dr. D.H. Rogers, 1895 (Globe [Toronto], 29 June 1895, 9, list of works in advert.)
KING STREET EAST, at Earl Street, office and residence for Dr. C.L. Curtis, 1896 (C.R., vii, 2 July 1896, 2)
GANANOQUE, ONT., commercial block for J. B. Abbot, 1897 (C.R., viii, 8 April 1897, 2)
GANANOQUE, ONT., factory for Ganooque Spring & Axle Co., 1899 (C.R., x, 16 Aug. 1899, 4)
AILSA CRAIG, ONT., Standard Bank, 1899 (J. Cree, Memory Wanders 1874-1974, 60)
HENRY SKINNER & CO., Princess Street near Bagot Street, store houses, 1899 (C.R., x, 8 Nov. 1899, 2, t.c.)
STANDARD BANK, Princess Street at Bagot Street, 1900 (C.R., xi, 25 July 1900, 2, t.c.)
GRAND OPERA HOUSE, Princess Street near Ontario Street, 1901 (Daily British Whig [Kingston], 1 June 1901, 1, t.c.)
JAMES RICHARDSON & SONS, Brock Street, stores, 1902 (C.R., xiii, 20 Aug. 1902, 2, t.c.)
McKELVEY & BIRCH, Brock Street, two stores, 1902 (C.R., xiii, 20 Aug. 1902, 2, t.c.)
COBOURG, ONT., Bank of Toronto, King Street at Division Street, alterations to existing building, 1902 (C.R., xiii, 8 Oct. 1902, 1, t.c.)
TORONTO, ONT., Standard Bank, McCaul Street at Elm Street, 1910; demol. (Toronto b.p. 21650, 23 June 1910)
TORONTO, ONT., Standard Bank, Avenue Road near Roxborough Street West, 1910 (Toronto b.p. 21670, 24 June 1910)