Chappell, Charles Benjamin

CHAPPELL, Charles Benjamin (1857-1931)
(biography in preparation)

The Provincial Archives of Prince Edward Island hold an extensive collection of architectural drawings by the firms of C.B. Chappell, Chappell Bros. & Co. and Chappell & Hunter. Most projects listed below are accompanied by drawings in this collection.

(works in Charlottetown unless noted)

C.B. CHAPPELL

PRINCE STREET, at Euston Street, double tenement for William Boyle, 1883-84 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 26 July 1884, 2, descrip.)
unnamed street, double tenement for John McPhail, 1884 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 26 July 1884, 2)
GRACE METHODIST CHURCH, Upper Prince Street, 1884 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 7 May 1884, 2)

CHAPPELL & PHILLIPS

GREAT GEORGE STREET, double house for P.P. Gillis, 1891 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 5 Jan. 1892, 2, descrip.)
EUSTON STREET, large house on the old Mackieson property, perhaps a house for C.B. Chappell, 1891 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 5 Jan. 1892, 2, descrip.)
GREAT GEORGE STREET, residence for Nelson Rattenbury, 1891 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 5 Jan. 1892, 2)
MASONIC TEMPLE, Grafton Street, 1892 (Morning Guardian [Charlottetown], 26 May 1892, 1, descrip.; dwgs. PAPEI Acc. 3452, Item 3)
STAMPER BLOCK, Queen Street, 1892, for Miss E.E. Stamper and Miss S.J. Stamper (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 15 June 1892, 2)
CARDIGAN BRIDGE, P.E.I., residence for James E. McDonald, 1892 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 15 June 1892, 2)
NEW HAVEN, P.E.I., Baptist Church, 1892 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 15 June 1892, 2)
GOFF BROS., Queen Street, new facade for store, in the block owned by William Heard, 1892 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 15 June 1892, 2)
P. CALLAGHAN & CO., Lower Queen Street, alterations and repairs to block, 1892 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 15 June 1892, 2)
FITZROY STREET, residence for Richard C. Goff, 1894 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 10 Jan. 1895, 3, descrip.)
BRIGHTON ROAD, double house for Alexander McKinnon, 1894 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 10 Jan. 1895, 3)
UPPER QUEEN STREET, residence for T.J. Morris, 1894 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 10 Jan. 1895, 3)
QUEEN SQUARE, double store and dwelling for William A. Faught, 1894 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 10 Jan. 1895, 3, descrip.)
REVERE HOTEL, Kent Street, additions for stable and coach house, 1895 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 10 Jan. 1895, 3)
KENT STREET, warehouse and showroom block for R.C. McLeod 'near the Rever Hotel', 1895 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 9 July 1895, 3)
QUEEN STREET, residence for Charles Hermans, 1895 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 9 July 1895, 3)
ST. JAMES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, a parish hall, Pownal Street at Fitzroy Street, 1895 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 9 July 1895, 3)
D. GORDON FURNITURE CO., Grafton Street facing Queen Square, 1895 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 9 July 1895, 3)

C.B. CHAPPELL

Commercial & Industrial Works

QUEEN SQUARE, commercial blocks on Grafton Street for Gordon & McLellan and Mark Wright & Co., 1896 (C.A.B., x, Feb. 1897, 39; Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 8 March 1897, 3, descrip.)
J.B. McDONALD & CO., Queen Street, addition to store, 1898 (C.R., ix, 22 June 1898, 5)
BRUCE STEWART & CO., at the Navigation Wharf, foundry and machine shop, 1898 (C.R., ix, 22 June 1898, 5)
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I., department store for Sinclair & Stewart, Water Street, 1898 (C.R., ix, 22 June 1898, 5)
PROWSE BLOCK, for the Prowse Brothers, Queen Street, on the north side of Queen Square, commercial block, 1898 (C.R., ix, 22 June 1898, 5; Morning Guardian [Charlottetown], 26 Sept. 1898, 1, descrip.)
SYDNEY, N.S., Sydney Hotel, Dorchester Street, 1899 (C.R., x, 25 Oct. 1899, 1)
SYDNEY, N.S., Prowse Bros. Department Store, Charlotte Street, 1900; addition, 1901-02 (C.R., xi, 21 Feb. 1900, 2; xii, 20 Nov. 1901, 3)
DAVIES HOTEL, Water Street, major addition, 1900 (Daily Patriot [Charlottetown], 12 March 1900, 8)
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I., retail store for Sinclair & Stewart, Water Street "...immediately east of the Crabbe Block", 1900 (Morning Guardian [Charlottetown], 8 Sept. 1900, 7; 8 May 1901, 3, descrip.)
HALIFAX, N.S., Halifax Herald Building, won in a competition, 1900 (Morning Guardian [Charlottetown], 27 Sept. 1900, 5)
OWEN & WELSH BUILDING, Queen Street, rebuilding after a fire, 1902 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 24 Nov. 1902; 25 Nov. 1902)
MOUNT STEWART, P.E.I., Waiting Room and freight sheds for the Prince Edward Island Railway, 1902 (Charlottetown Guardian, 2 July 1902, 7, t.c.)
GEORGETOWN, P.E.I., railway station for the Prince Edward Island Railway, 1902 (Charlottetown Guardian, 2 July 1902, 7, t.c.)
MORELL, P.E.I., freight sheds for the Prince Edward Island Railway, 1902 (Charlottetown Guardian, 2 July 1902, 7, t.c.)
GLACE BAY, N.S., King's Theatre, 1903 (Halifax Herald, 11 Sept. 1903, 2)
ALBERTON, P.E.I., railway station for the P.E.I. Railway Co., 1904 (Charlottetown Guardian, 10 Feb. 1905, 5, descrip.; dwgs. at NAC)
KENSINGTON, P.E.I., railway station for the P.E.I. Railway Co., 1904-05 (C.R., xvi, 7 June 1905, 4; Charlottetown Guardian, 21 Dec. 1905, 4 descrip., with correction and attribution, 22 Dec. 1905, 5; dwgs. at NAC)
GEORGETOWN, P.E.I., warehouse for the P.E.I. Railway Co., 1905 (C.R., xvi, 7 June 1905, 4)
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I., office, store and bank for M.F. Schurman, Water Street at Euston Street, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 7 June 1905, 4)
SOURIS, P.E.I., store for J.J. Hughes & Co., 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 5 Jan. 1910, 23)

Institutional Works

NEW GLASGOW, N.S., Aberdeen Hospital, 1895; addition, 1905 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 9 July 1895, 3; PANS, Pamphlet Coll., MG 100, Vol 14, Item 71; C.R., xvi, 26 July 1905, 2)
GLACE BAY, N.S., hospital, 1896 (Canadian Engineer, iv, June 1896, 55)
PROVINCIAL INSANE ASYLUM, at Falconwood, major additions, 1896, 1899; poor house, 1907 (C.R., vii, 16 July 1896, 2, t.c.; x, 25 Oct. 1899, 3; Charlottetown Guardian, 15 Aug. 1907, 4, t.c.)
CHARLOTTETOWN CITY HALL, addition of a city warehouse at the rear of the building, 1898 (Morning Guardian [Charlottetown], 23 July 1898, 2, t.c.)
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND HOSPITAL, Kensington Street, 1898 (C.R., ix, 10 Aug. 1898, 4; C.A.B., xi, Dec. 1898, plate illus.; Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 2 Feb. 1899, 2, illus. & descrip.; Morning Guardian [Charlottetown], 4 Feb. 1899, 6, illus. & descrip.)
PRINCE OF WALES COLLEGE & NORMAL SCHOOL, Grafton Street at Weymouth Street, 1898-1900; addition, 1905-06; burned 1932 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 13 Sept. 1898, 4, descrip; C.A.B., xi, Dec. 1898, plate illus.; Daily Patriot [Charlottetown], 9 March 1900, 5, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xvi, 20 Sept. 1905, 2; Charlottetown Guardian, 25 May 1906, 3, illus. & descrip., with correction and attribution, 26 May 1906, 7; dwgs. PAPEI Acc. 3452, Items 5-17 )
SKATING ARENA, 1898 (C.R., ix, 14 Dec. 1898, 2, t.c.)
ST. DUNSTAN'S ROMAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE, Malpeque Road, major addition, 1899; Dalton Hall student residence, 1917-18 by Chappell & Hunter; addition, 1920 (Morning Guardian [Charlottetown], 10 Oct. 1899, 2, descrip.; C.R., x, 15 March 1899, 6; xxxi, 4 April 1917, 65, t.c.; xxxiv, 9 June 1920, 151, t.c.; Guardian [Charlottetown], 17 March 1917, 1, descrip.; 26 Sept. 1919, 1, descrip.; 3 Jan. 1920, 9)
PEMBROKE, ONT., general hospital, 1899 (C.R., X, 25 Oct. 1899, 1)
SYDNEY, N.S., Sydney Academy, 1900 (Halifax Herald, 11 June 1900, 2; C.A.B., xiii, Dec. 1900, 241)
ST. LOUIS, P.E.I., railway station for the P.E.I. Railway Co., 1900 (Morning Guardian [Charlottetown], 9 Aug. 1900, 5)
GLACE BAY, N.S., Whitney Hospital, 1900 (C.R., xi, 22 Aug. 1900, 2)
DRILL SHED, major addition, 1900 (Morning Guardian [Charlottetown], 19 Sept. 1900, 6, t.c.)
AMHERST, N.S., General Hospital, 1902-03 (C.R., xiii, 10 Dec. 1902, 2; Amherst Daily News, 2 Dec. 1902, 2; 4 Dec. 1902, 1, 29 Dec. 1903, 1)
GLACE BAY, N.S., Town Hall, McKeen Street, 1903-04 (Halifax Herald, 11 Sept. 1903, 2)
(with James B. Simonson, of New York City) THE CHARLOTTETOWN CLUB, King Street at Great George Street, 1906 (Charlottetown Guardian, 2 May 1906, 2, t.c.; Irene Rogers, Charlottetown: The Life in Its Buildings, 1983, 169-70, illus.)
PROVINCIAL INFIRMARY, 1907 (C.R., xviii, 18 Sept. 1907, 4)
PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION GROUNDS, skating arena, 1907 (Charlottetown Guardian, 5 Oct. 1907, 3, illus.)
QUEEN'S COUNTY JAIL, Longworth Avenue, 1910-11 (C.R., xxiv, 9 Nov. 1910, 25; P.E.I., Report of the Dept.of Public Works for P.E.I., 1911-12, 8, 172, illus.; dwgs. PAPEI Acc. 3452, Items 1 and 2)
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I., major addition to the Academy, 1915; burned 1935 (J. MacFayden, For The Sake of the Record, 1981, 126)

Ecclesiastical Works

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Kent Street, 1899 (C.R., x, 1 Nov. 1899, 2)
CORNWALL, P.E.I., Methodist Church, 1902 (Guardian [Charlottetown], 20 Oct. 1902, 1, illus. & descrip.)
(with W.C. Harris) FIRST METHODIST CHURCH, Prince Street, new Sunday School, 1903 (C.R., xiv, 25 Nov. 1903, 2)
MOUNT STEWART, P.E.I., interior alterations to the Presbyterian Church, 1905 (F. Pigot, Historical Sketch of St. John's United Church, Mount Stewart, 1973)
ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Prince Street at Grafton Street, a Sunday School & Parish Hall, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 7 June 1905, 4; Charlottetown Guardian, 9 Feb. 1906, 3, illus. & descrip.)
ST. JAMES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Pownal Street, a manse for the church, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 7 June 1905, 4; Charlottetown Guardian, 23 March 1906, 3, t.c.)
AMHERST, N.S., Methodist Church, Havelock Street at Rochford Street, 1906-07 (Amherst Daily News, 24 Aug. 1906, 8; Charlottetown Guardian, 1 April 1907, 1, illus. & descrip.)
ST. GEORGES, P.E.I., parochial house for St. Georges Church, 1907 (Charlottetown Guardian, 26 Nov. 1907, 5, t.c.)
CAMPBELLTON, N.B., Sunday School and parish hall for St. Andrew's Church, 1908 (Charlottetown Guardian, 26 May 1908, 7)
VALLEYFIELD, P.E.I., Presbyterian Church "...to replace the old Gospel tent built 24 years ago", 1908-09 (Charlottetown Guardian, 23 April 1908, 11; 28 Dec. 1909, 7)
ROMAN CATHOLIC ORPHANAGE, near St. Dunstan's College, 1919 (Charlottetown Guardian, 18 Feb. 1910, 7, t.c.)
WOLFVILLE, N.S., Baptist Church, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 1 Feb. 1911, 33)
NOTRE DAME ROMAN CATHOLIC CONVENT, Great George Street at Richmond Street, major addition, 1911 (Charlottetown Guardian, 25 March 1911, 8, t.c.)
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I., a manse for the Presbyterian Church, 1911 (C.R., xxv, 31 May 1911, 60)
HEARTZ MEMORIAL HALL, a parish hall for Trinity Anglican Church, 1911 (Patriot [Charlottwtown], 5 July 1911, 1 & 3)
ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Prince Street at Grafton Street, 1911-13 (C.R., xxv, 26 April 1911, 52)
RUSTICO, P.E.I., rebuilding of St. Mark's Anglican Church, 1912 (Charlottetown Guardian, 16 March 1912, 2,t.c.)
NEW GLASGOW, N.S., Presbyterian Church, James Street at MacLean Street, 1912-13 (Charlottetown Guardian, 4 Dec. 1912, 5; dwgs. at PANS, Halifax)
MONCTON, N.B., First Baptist Church, Queen Street at Church Street, 1914-15 (C.R., xxvii, 27 Aug. 1913, 70; E. Carroll, Years of Pilgrimage: 150 Years of First Moncton Baptist Church, 1978, 61-2)

Residential Works

GRAND TRACADIE, P.E.I., 'Dalvay by the Sea', a residence for Alexander Macdonald, 1896 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 8 July 1896, 3, descrip.)
WEST STREET, residence for James Eden, 1897 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 8 March 1897, 3, descrip.)
FITZROY STREET, at Hillsborough Street, residence for George D. Longworth, 1897 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 8 March 1897, 3)
WEST RIVER, P.E.I., interior for Afton Hall, 1898 (C.R., ix, 20 April 1898, 2)
EUSTON STREET, residence for George E. Hughes, 1898 (C.R., ix, 22 June 1898, 5)
BRIGHTON ROAD, residence for C. Pope Fletcher, 1898 (C.R., ix, 22 June 1898, 5; Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 15 Oct. 1898, 5, descrip.)
FITZROY STREET, residence for Colin C. McNeil, 1898 (C.R., ix, 22 June 1898, 5)
FITZROY STREET, double house for William A. Weeks, 1898 (C.R., ix, 27 July 1898, 2, t.c.)
FITZROY STREET, residence for George Stanley, 1900 (C.R., xi, 21 Feb. 1900, 2)
WEYMOUTH STREET, residence for George Robinson, 1900 (C.R., xi, 21 Feb. 1900, 2)
EUSTON STREET, at Prince Street, residence for E.H. Duchemin, 1900 (Morning Guardian [Charlottetown], 8 Sept. 1900, 7, descrip.)
HILLSBORO STREET, residence for John McMillan, 1904 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 16 June 1904)
EUSTON STREET, double house for James & David Hooper, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 7 June 1905, 4; Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 29 Dec. 1905, 6)
FITZROY STREET, residence for James J. Hornby, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 7 June 1905, 4; Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 29 Dec. 1905, 6)
BRIGHTON ROAD, residence for W.S. Louson, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 9 Nov. 1910, 26)
MONTAGUE, P.E.I., residence for J.W. Carruthers, 1914 (Charlottetown Guardian, 9 Feb. 1914, 4, descrip.)
MOUNT EDWARD ROAD, residence for John R. Dinnis, 1914 (C.R., xxviii, 13 May 1914, 200)

CHAPPELL & HUNTER

(works in Charlottetown unless noted)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I., major addition to the High School, 1915; burned 1935 (Charlottetown Guardian, 19 May 1915, 2, t.c.; 9 Aug. 1915, 8, t.c.; J. MacFayden, For The Sake of the Record, 1981, 126)
BRIGHTON, residence for W.F. Tidmarsh, Villa Street at Ambrose Street, 1915 (Charlottetown Guardian, 29 Nov. 1915, 5, descrip.)
CITY HALL, Queen Street at Kent Street, major addition for a fire hall, 1916 (Daily Examiner [Charlottetown], 3 July 1916)
NORTH RIVER ROAD, residence for A.E. Duff, 1916 (Charlottetown Guardian, 26 Aug. 1916, 8, descrip.)
BATHURST, N.B., St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, 1916-17 (Gloucester Northern Light [Bathurst], 4 Aug. 1916, 1 & 2, illus & descrip.)
JOHNSTON'S RIVER, P.E.I., Roman Catholic church, 1916 (H.M. Smith, Historic Churches of Prince Edward Island, 1986, 56, illus.)
ABERDEEN, N.S., Nurse's Home, adjacent to the Hospital, 1917 (Charlottetown Guardian, 10 Oct. 1917, 2, t.c.)
SYDNEY, N.S., Roman Catholic Church, 1917-18 (Charlottetown Guardian, 24 Feb. 1917, 14; C.R., xxxii, 24 April 1918, 43, t.c.)
RETIRED SOLDIERS HOSPITAL, also called Rena McLean Memorial Hospital, 1917-18 (C.R., xxxi, 31 Oct. 1917, 36-7)
NORTH WILTSHIRE, P.E.I., major addition to the Sanatorium for the Military Hospitals Commission, 1917-18 (C.R., xxxi, 28 Nov. 1917, 35)
CARDIGAN, P.E.I., residence for Mrs. James P. McNicholl, 1919 (Charlottetown Guardian, 29 July 1919, 2, t.c.; C.R., xxxiii, 3 Sept. 1919, 50)
WHITNEY PIER, CAPE BRETON, N.S., Roman Catholic Church, 1919 (Charlottetown Guardian, 13 Sept. 1919, 5)
SYDNEY, N.S., Methodist Church, 1919 (Charlottetown Guardian, 13 Sept. 1919, 5, descrip.; C.R., xxxiii, 1 Oct. 1919, 45, t.c.)
BRIGHTON, residence for W.C. Cook, Villa Street, 1919 (Charlottetown Guardian, 3 Jan. 1920, 9)
BRUCE STEWART & CO., at the Navigation Wharf, a new warehouse, 1919 (Charlottetown Guardian, 3 Jan. 1920, 9)
SYDNEY, N.S., Young Men's Christian Association, 1920 (C.R., xxxiv, 24 March 1920, 66)
SOLDIER'S WAR MEMORIAL & PUBLIC LIBRARY, adjacent to the Provincial Building, facing Great George Street, 1921 (Charlottetown Guardian, 10 June 1921, 3, descrip.)
EGMONT BAY, P.E.I., a new brick church, 1923 (Charlottetown Guardian, 28 Feb. 1923, 2, t.c.)
GERALD STREET, residence for Benjamin Arsenault, 1923-24 (Charlottetown Guardian, 19 Jan. 1924, 5, descrip.)
CHARLOTTETOWN HOSPITAL, Rochford Street at Sydney Street, 1923-25 (Charlottetown Guardian, 18 June 1923, 1 & 3, descrip.; 4 Sept. 1925, 1, descrip.)
ANTIGONISH, N.S., St. Martha's Roman Catholic Hospital, 1925-26 (C.R., xxxix, 25 March 1925, 50, t.c.; xl, 31 March 1926, 300-01, illus. & descrip.)
IONA, P.E.I., a new church, 1926 (Charlottetown Guardian, 26 May 1926, 2, t.c.)
BORDEN, P.E.I., a new church, 1927 (Charlottetown Guardian, 12 May 1927, 2, t.c.)
SUMMERFIELD, P.E.I., a new church, near Emerald Junction, 1928 (Charlottetown Guardian, 2 May 1928, 2, t.c.)
WEST END ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Upper Queen Street, 1929 (Charlottetown Guardian, 19 June 1929, 1, descrip.)

COMPETITIONS

SYDNEY, N.S., Court House, 1901. Chappell was an unsuccessful entrant in this competition, but his drawings have survived, and are now held at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown (CAG, Item 212.3.8). The competition was won by Elliott & Hopson, and the building completed by Charles & Edward Hopson.
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I., Market House, 1903. Chappell submitted a design for this important public building (PAPEI, Acc. 3607, File 24). His scheme was set aside in favour of the design by Harris & Horton, Architects.