Ewart, David

EWART, David (1841-1921)
(biography in preparation)

Post Office Buildings

(inf. extracted from Canada, Sessional Papers, 1899 to 1915, and from NAC, RG11, which contains detailed architectural specifications for each building noted below. Drawings for virtually all Post Office buildings designed by Ewart and his staff during his tenure as Chief Architect of the Department of Public Works are now held at the National Archives of Canada, Ottawa)

LIVERPOOL, N.S., Main Street at Market Street, 1898-99
INGERSOLL, ONT., Thames Street at Charles Street, 1898-99
KENORA, ONT., Main Street South, 1898
KENTVILLE, N.S., Church Street, 1899
WOODSTOCK, ONT., Dundas Street at Reeve Street, 1899
SPRINGHILL, N.S., Church Street at Main Street, 1900
DIGBY, N.S., Water Street, 1900
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., Post Office, Columbia Street at Sixth Street, with Customs Examining Warehouse at the Clarkson Street end, 1900 (Vancouver Daily World, 12 May 1900, 3, descrip.)
VICTORIAVILLE, QUE., Grand Trunk Street, 1900
BUCKINGHAM, QUE., Main Street at Denis Street, 1900
HULL, QUE., Principale Street, reconstruction of Post Office after fire, 1900
DESERONTO, ONT., Centre Street at Main Street, 1900
PARIS, ONT., Grand River Street, 1900
PICTON, ONT., Main Street, 1900; altered 1950 (T. Cruickshank & P. Stokes, The Settler's Dream, 1984, 218-19, illus.)
SARNIA, ONT., Front Street at Davis Street, 1900 (Sarnia Observer, 20 July 1900, 2, descrip.)
KAMLOOPS, B.C., Main Street, 1900
ROSSLAND, B.C., Lincoln Street at Columbia Avenue, 1900
GRANBY, QUE., Cowie Street at Main Street, 1901
NELSON, B.C., Vernon Street at Ward Street, 1901
TORONTO, ONT., Queen Street West at Lisgar Street, 1902
HALIFAX, N.S., Bedford Row at George Street, 1902
L'ASSOMPTION, QUE., St. Jacques Street, 1902
RICHIBUCTO, N.B., Water Street, 1902
GUYSBOROUGH, N.S., Upper Water Street, 1902
ARICHAT, N.S., 1902
FORT WILLIAM, ONT., May Street, 1902
CLINTON, ONT., King Street at Victoria Street, 1902
SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT., Queen Street at East Street, 1903
TORONTO JUNCTION, ONT., Keele Street at Dundas Street West, 1903; demol.
ALEXANDRIA, ONT., Main Street, 1903
BOWMANVILLE, ONT., Temperance Street at King Street, 1903-04
THETFORD MINES, QUE., Notre Dame Street, 1903
VALLEYFIELD, QUE., Victoria Street, 1903
ST. HYACINTHE, QUE., Girouard Street at St. Dominique Street, 1903
OSHAWA, ONT., Wellington Street at King Street, 1904
MONTREAL, QUE., at St. Louis du Mile End, 1904
LONGUEUIL, QUE., Chambly Street, 1904
CAMPBELLTON, N.B., Water Street, 1904; burned 1910; rebuilt (dwgs. at NBA, MC 157/53)
SYDNEY MINES, N.S., Fraser Avenue, 1904 (E. Pacey & A. Comiter, Landmarks: Historic Buildings of Nova Scotia, 1994, 104-05, illus.)
WINGHAM, ONT., Josephine Street, 1904
ACTONVALE, QUE., Main Street, 1904
CANSO, N.S., Main Street, 1905
TORONTO, ONT., Yonge Street at Charles Street, 1905-06
SOURIS, P.E.I., Main Street, 1905
CHICOUTIMI, QUE., Racine Street, 1905
LEVIS, QUE., Laurier Avenue at Commercial Avenue, 1905
MOOSE JAW, SASK., Main Street at Fairford Street, 1905 (Sask. Association of Architects, Historic Architecture of Saskatchewan, 1986, 85, illus.)
PRINCE ALBERT, SASK., Church Street at Third Street, 1905
VANCOUVER, B.C., West Hastings Street at Granville Street, 1905-09 (H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 546-8, illus. & descrip.)
MEDICINE HAT, ALTA., Main Street, 1906; addition 1914
INVERNESS, N.S., Railway Street, 1906
NORTH BAY, ONT., Main Street at Fraser Street, 1906
ST. MARYS, ONT., Water Street at Queen Street, 1906
MONTMAGNY, QUE., St. Jean Baptiste Street, 1906
NICOLET, QUE., Hotel Dieu Avenue, 1906 (La Presse [Montreal], 3 Aug 1906, 10, illus.)
IBERVILLE, QUE., Market Street, 1906
(with Maurice Perrault) MONTREAL, QUE., Ste. Catherine Street near University Street, 1906-07 (C.A.B., xx, Nov. 1907, 22, descrip.)
FERNIE, B.C., Pellat Avenue, 1907 CUMBERLAND, B.C., Dunsmuir Avenue, 1907
ST. BONIFACE, MAN., Provencher Street, 1907
WINNIPEG, MAN., Main Street at Magnus Avenue, 1907 (Winnipeg, 1992-1993 The Year Past, 1995, 63-4, illus. & descrip.)
BRIDGEWATER, N.S., King Street, 1907
KINCARDINE, ONT., Queen Street, 1907
OWEN SOUND, ONT., Baker Street at Scrope Street, 1907
LACHUTE, QUE., Main Street, 1907
SASKATOON, SASK., 1st Avenue at 21st Street, 1907
REGINA, SASK., 11th Avenue at Scarth Street, 1907-08 (Const., iii, Dec. 1909, 88-90, illus. & descrip.)
EDMONTON, ALTA., Rice Street at Macdougal Street, 1907-09 (Const., iii, Dec. 1909, 103, illus.)
LADYSMITH, B.C., The Esplanade, 1908
DAUPHIN, MAN., 2nd Avenue N.W., 1908
EMERSON, MAN., Main Street, 1908
NEEPAWA, MAN., Mountain Avenue, 1908
COOKSHIRE, QUE., Main Street, 1908
MAGOG, QUE., 1908
PLESSISVILLE, QUE., St. Calixte Street, 1908
GLENCOE, ONT., Main Street, 1908
LEAMINGTON, ONT., Talbot Street, 1908
MARKHAM, ONT., Main Street, 1908
PARKHILL, ONT., Main Street, 1908
RENFREW, ONT., Main Street, 1908
SIMCOE, ONT., Peel Street at Kent Street, 1908
WELLAND, ONT., Canal Street, 1908
WHITBY, ONT., Dundas Street at Brock Street, 1908
MAPLE CREEK, SASK., Jasper Street, 1908
MONTREAL, QUE., Centre Street, Point St. Charles, 1908-09
QUEBEC CITY, QUE., St. Joseph Street at Dorchester Street, St. Roch, 1909
ESTEVAN, SASK., 4th Street, 1909
CAMPBELLTON, N.B., 1910; reconstruction of post office built 1905-06 (dwgs. at NBA, MC 140)
HARTLAND, N.B., Main Street, 1910
ARTHABASKA, QUE., de la Cour Street, 1910
MEGANTIC, QUE., Main Street, 1910
ELORA, ONT., Geddes Street, 1910-11
FERGUS, ONT., St. Andrew Street, 1910-11
WATERLOO, ONT., King Street, 1910-11
SOURIS, MAN., 1910-11
BATTLEFORD, SASK., Second Avenue, 1910-11
VERNON, B.C., Eighth Street, 1910-11
MARIEVILLE, QUE., Ste. Marie Street, 1910-11
ROCK ISLAND, QUE., School Street, 1911
ROBERVAL, QUE., St. Joseph Street, 1911
ST. LAMBERT, QUE., Notre Dame Avenue, 1911
CHESLEY, ONT., Main Street, 1911
DRESDEN, ONT., Main Street, 1911
DUNDAS, ONT., McMurray Street, 1911
ESSEX, ONT., Gordon Avenue, 1911
LISTOWEL, ONT., Main Street, 1911
MITCHELL, ONT., Market Square, 1911
MOUNT FOREST, ONT., Main Street, 1911
PORT PERRY, ONT., Queen Street, 1911
SEAFORTH, ONT., Main Street, 1911
TILBURY, ONT., Queen Street, 1911
TILLSONBURG, ONT., Broadway, 1911
UXBRIDGE, ONT., Maple Street, 1911
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MAN., Gaddy Street, 1911
PARRSBORO, N.S., Main Street, 1911
WOLFVILLE, N.S., Main Street, 1911
TIGNISH, P.E.I., Main Street, 1911
FAIRVILLE, N.B., Main Street, 1911
HILLSBORO, N.B., Main Street, 1911
WETASKIWIN, ALTA., Pearse Street, 1911
GRAVELBOURG, SASK., 4th Avenue, 1911
HUMBOLDT, SASK., Main Street, 1911
MELFORT, SASK., Main Street, 1911
WEYBURN, SASK., Fourth Street, 1911-12 (Saskatchewan Association of Architects, Historic Architecture of Saskatchewan, 1986, 84, illus.)
CRANBROOK, B.C., Baker Street, 1911
GRAND FORKS, B.C., Third Street, 1911
MOOSE JAW, SASK., Main Street North at Fairford Street, 1911-12
STRATHCONA, ALTA., Whyte Avenue at 105th Street, 1911-13
GRAND FALLS, N.B., Court Street, 1912
MINNEDOSA, MAN., Tillson Street, 1912
LLOYDMINSTER, SASK., Main Street, 1912
GANANOQUE, ONT., King Street, 1912
KEMPTVILLE, ONT., Prescott Street, 1912
TILLSONBURG, ONT., Main Street, 1912-13; demol. 1956
MIDLAND, ONT., King Street, 1912-15
LETHBRIDGE, ALTA., Dufferin Street, 1912-13 (H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 548, illus.)
STE. THERESE, QUE., Church Street, 1913
FREDERICTON, N.B., Queen Street, 1913
SAINT JOHN, N.B., Prince William Street, 1913-14 (C.R., xxviii, 23 Sept. 1914, 1197, illus.; dwg. at NAC, Picture Collection, C 104969)
MATANE, QUE., Grande Avenue, 1913
TROIS RIVIERES, QUE., Notre Dame Street, 1913-15 (C.R., xxxii, 26 June 1918, 508, illus. & descrip.)
ACTON, ONT., Mill Street, 1913
ATHENS, ONT., Main Street, 1913
AYLMER, ONT., Talbot Street, 1913
BRACEBRIDGE, ONT., Thomas Street, 1913
BRANTFORD, ONT., Dalhousie Street at Queen Street, 1913-15 (Brantford Expositor, 17 June 1915)
EGANVILLE, ONT., Bonnechere Street, 1913
ELMIRA, ONT., Arthur Street, 1913
LAKEFIELD, ONT., Bridge Street, 1913
MIDLAND, ONT., King Street, 1913
PRESTON, ONT., King Street, 1913
SHELBURNE, ONT., Owen Sound Street, 1913
SUDBURY, ONT., Durham Street at Elm Street, 1913
MORDEN, MAN., Stephen Street, 1913
VIRDEN, MAN., Nelson Street, 1913
BATTLEFORD, SASK., 22nd Street, 1913
DUNCAN, B.C., Craig Street, 1913
GREENWOOD, B.C., Government Street, 1913
MILLTOWN, N.B., Main Street, 1914
DARTMOUTH, N.S., Quarrel Street at Wentworth Street, 1914
EAST ANGUS, QUE., Sherbrooke Street, 1914
JONQUIERES, QUE., St. Thomas Street, 1914
MURRAY BAY, QUE., Main Street at St. Antoine Street, 1914
AURORA, ONT., Yonge Street, 1914
GRIMSBY, ONT., Main Street, 1914
HANOVER, ONT., Durham Road, 1914
MILTON, ONT., Main Street at Martin Street, 1914
NEWMARKET, ONT., Main Street at Park Street, 1914
NORWICH, ONT., Main Street, 1914
WALKERVILLE, ONT., Devonshire Road at Brant Street, 1914
CARMAN, MAN., Maple Avenue, 1914

Armoury and Drill Hall Buildings

(inf. extracted from Canada, Sessional Papers, 1898 to 1915, and from NAC, RG 11, which contains detailed architectural specifications for each building noted below. Drawings for virtually all Armoury and Drill Hall buildings designed by Ewart and his staff during his tenure as Chief Architect of the Department of Public Works are now held at the National Archives of Canada, Ottawa)

KINGSTON, ONT., Montreal Street, 1898-99 (Kingston, Buildings of Architectural & Historic Significance, vi, 1985, 148-9, illus.)
WINDSOR, N.S., 1899
VANCOUVER, B.C., Beatty Street at Dunsmuir Street, 1899-1900
BROCKVILLE, ONT., East Avenue at Pine Street, 1900
DUNDAS, ONT., King Street at Market Street, 1900
WINDSOR, ONT., University Avenue East, 1900
BADDECK, N.S., 1901
ST. THOMAS, ONT., Wilson Street at Chester Street, 1901
MIDDLETON, N.S., Commercial Street, 1902
SUSSEX, N.B., 1902
KAMLOOPS, B.C., 1902
LONDON, ONT., Dundas Street at Waterloo Street, 1902-03 (Free Press [London], 29 March 1902, 5, illus.; N. Tausky & L. DiStefano, Victorian Architecture in London & Southwestern Ontario, 1986, 383-5, illus.)
VIRDEN, MAN., 1904
WOODSTOCK, ONT., Chapel Street, 1904
ST. CATHARINES, ONT., Lake Street at Elizabeth Street, 1904-05
COBOURG, ONT., King Street, 1904
ROSSLAND, B.C., 1904
CHATHAM, ONT., Colborne Street, 1905
BURFORD, ONT., King Street, 1905
TROIS RIVIERES, QUE., St. Francois Xavier Street, 1905
GUELPH, ONT., Huskinsson Street, 1906 (Evening Mercury [Guelph], 2 Nov. 1909, 1, descrip.)
TRURO, N.S., Wilson Street, 1907
BRANDON, MAN., Victoria Street, 1907-08
QUEBEC CITY, QUE., in the Citadel compound adjacent to the Gunnery School, 1907-08
SHERBROOKE, QUE., Belvedere Street at Victoria Street, 1907-08
BELLEVILLE, ONT., Bridge Street East at Pinnacle Street, 1907-08
NIAGARA FALLS, ONT., Victoria Street at South Street, 1907-08
PETERBOROUGH, ONT., Murray Street, 1907-08
STRATHROY, ONT., Frank Street at James Street, 1907
DURHAM, ONT., Garafraxa Street, 1908
JOLIETTE, QUE., Park Street, 1909
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I., Summer Street, 1910
FRASERVILLE, QUE., Joly Street, 1910
RIMOUSKI, QUE., St. Jean Baptiste Street, 1910
ST. JOHN, N.B., Carmarthen Street at Sheffield Street, 1910-11 (dwgs. at NBA, Mott Coll., 164/718)
NIAGARA FALLS, ONT., Victoria Street at South Street, 1910
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I., Summer Street at Fitzroy Street, 1911
LEVIS, QUE., St. David Street at St. Antoine Street, 1911
STRATHCONA, ALTA., Griesbach Avenue, 1911-12
PORT ARTHUR, ONT., Park Street at Second Street, 1913-14
PEMBROKE, ONT., 1913-14
VIRDEN, MAN., 1913
EDMONTON, ALTA., Churchill Avenue, 1913-14
AMHERST, N.S., Acadia Street, 1914-15
BARRIE, ONT., High Street, 1914
GALT, ONT., Mill Street, 1914
NAPANEE, ONT., Centre Street, 1914
WINNIPEG, MAN., St. Matthew's Avenue at Minto Street, 1914-15
PRINCE ALBERT, SASK., 8th Avenue, 1914
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C., 15th Street at Forbes Avenue, 1914

Other Public Buildings

(inf. extracted from Canada, Sessional Papers, 1898 to 1915, and from NAC, RG 11, which contains detailed architectural specifications for each building noted below. Drawings for most, but not all, public buildings designed by Ewart and his staff during his tenure as Chief Architect of the Department of Public Works are now held at the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa)

ELKHORN, MAN., Washakada Indian Industrial School, 1898
REGINA, SASK., Dominion Lands Office, 1899 (dwgs. at SAB, Regina)
LAWLOR'S ISLAND, N.S., Quarantine Station Buildings, 1899
MEDICINE HAT, ALTA., Court House, 1899; demol. 1969
PARTRIDGE ISLAND, N.B., Quarantine Station Buildings, 1899
ROBERVAL, QUE., Immigration Building, 1900
OTTAWA, ONT., Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive near MacKay Street, addition of the South Wing, also called The Minto Wing, 1900; burned April 1904 and rebuilt by Ewart; 1904-05; with later additions of the Long Drawing Room, Vestibule, and north facade, and other alterations, 1913-14 (Evening Journal [Ottawa], 4 April 1904, 3, descrip.; R.H. Hubbard, Rideau Hall: An Illustrated History of Government House, Ottawa, 1967, 12, illus. and plan)
LETHBRIDGE, ALTA., Immigration Building, 1901
SAINT JOHN, N.B., Immigration Building, 1901
KINGSTON, ONT., Hospital at Fort Frederick, 1901
DAWSON, YUKON, Administration Building, Court House, and Commissioner's Residence, 1901
KINGSTON, ONT., Royal Military College, new Gymnasium, 1902; Stables, 1905; Servants row housing, off Barriefield Road, 1908; Dormitory, 1911-12)
OTTAWA, ONT., Central Experimental Farm Grounds, Dominion Observatory, Carling Aveue,1902; Chief Astronomer's Residence, 1909; Geodetic Survey Building, 1914
OTTAWA, ONT., Major's Hill Park, greenhouse and conservatory, 1902
QUEBEC CITY, QUE., Artillery Park Grounds, new workshop, 1902; iron foundry for the Arsenal, St. Jean Street, 1902 (L. Noppen, Quebec - Trois siecles d'architecture, 1979, 98, illus.)
FORT MacLEOD, SASK., Court House, 1902-03 (M. Carter, Early Canadian Court Houses, 1983, 136, illus.)
CARNDUFF, SASK., Court House, 1902
SASKATOON, SASK., Immigration Building, 1902
YORKTON, SASK., Court House, 1902; demol. c. 1927 (M. Carter, Early Canadian Court Houses, 1983, 135, illus.)
RED DEER, ALTA., Court House, Ross Street, 1903-04
EDMONTON, ALTA., Jail, 1903
WINNIPEG, MAN., Immigration Building at the C.P.R. Station, adjacent to Maple Street, 1904 (Manitoba Free Press [Winnipeg], 12 Aug. 1904, 1 & 6, illus. & descrip.)
OTTAWA, ONT., Victoria Memorial Museum, McLeod Street at Metcalfe Street, 1904-12; altered and restored 2007-09, now the Canadian Museum of Nature (Evening Journal [Ottawa], 2 Feb. 1904, 1, descrip.; 6 Feb. 1904, 1, illus.; report on foundation problems and structural damage, Evening Journal [Ottawa], 22 March 1911, 3; 24 March 1911, 3; completion of the Art Gallery in the Museum, 1911, Evening Journal [Ottawa], 5 Oct. 1911, 1; Ottawa: A Guide to Heritage Structures, 2000, 86 illus.; dwgs. at NAC, Picture Coll., C 90396)
OTTAWA, ONT., Dominion Archives Building, Sussex Drive at St. Andrew Street, 1904-07
QUEBEC CITY, QUE., Detention Hospital, 1905
LONDON, ONT., Military Store Building, 1905
OTTAWA, ONT., Royal Canadian Mint, Sussex Drive at Bruyere Street, designed 1902; built 1905-08 (Evening Journal [Ottawa], 11 Aug. 1902, 9, descrip.)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., Indian Affairs & Fisheries Building, Carnarvon Street at McKenzie Street, 1905
WINNIPEG, MAN., Fort Osborne, new Guard Room, offices and Store Building, 1907; residences for Non-Commissioned Officers, 1907
HALIFAX, N.S., Detention Hospital, Gottingen Street, 1906; Winter Hospital, Lawlor's Island, 1906
QUEBEC CITY, QUE., Military Store Building for the Dominion Arsenal, Carleton Street at Arsenal Street, 1907
WINNIPEG, MAN., Customs Examining Warehouse, McDiarmid Street at Rorie Street, 1908
VICTORIA, B.C., Immigration Hospital, Ontario Street at Dallas Road, 1908
PRINCE ALBERT, SASK., workshops at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary, 1909-11; demol.
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C., Hospital at the Quarantine Station, 1911
MOOSE JAW, SASK., Court House, 1911-12 (C.R., xxv, 15 Nov. 1911, 44, illus.)
VANCOUVER, B.C., Customs Examining Warehouse, Howe Street at Cordova Street, 1911-13
CALGARY, ALTA., Immigration Building, 1st Street at 10th Avenue West, 1912
MONTREAL, QUE., Customs Examining Warehouse, McGill Street at Place d'Youville, 1912-14 (C.R., xxvi, 10 July 1912, 55, illus. & descrip.; Const., ix, Sept. 1916, 289-92, illus. & descrip.; Montreal, Les Edifices Publics, 1981, 68-71, illus.)
CALGARY, ALTA., Customs Examining Warehouse, 11th Avenue S.E., 1912-16
FORT WILLIAM, ONT., Customs Examining Warehouse, Leith Street, 1913
VICTORIA, B.C., Dominion Government Observatory, Denison Road, on Gonzales Heights, 1913-14 (Victoria Heritage Foundation, This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhoods, Vol. 4, 2009, 164-66, illus. & descrip.)
OTTAWA, ONT., Customs House, MacKenzie Avenue at George Street, 1914-15 (Const., x, April 1917, 113-18, illus. & descrip.; H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 548-9, illus.)
PORT ARTHUR, ONT., Customs House, South Water Street at Arthur Street, 1914-15
VANCOUVER, B.C., Immigration Building, Burrard Inlet, 1915 (C.R., xxix, 26 May 1915, 567-8, illus. & descrip.)