Connolly, Joseph

CONNOLLY, Joseph (1840-1904)
(biography in preparation)

Joseph CONNOLLY (Ecclesiastical works in Ontario and Michigan)

GUELPH, ONT., Roman Catholic Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Norfolk Street at MacDonell Street, 1876-88; two towers added to front facade, 1925-26, by Charles H. Hopson; all works still standing in 2022 (Globe [Toronto], 28 April 1877, 7, t.c.; 9 Aug. 1884, 4, t.c.; Irish Canadian [Toronto] 18 July 1877, 2, descrip.; Guelph Daily Mercury, 9 Oct. 1888, 1-2, descrip.; H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 585-7, illus. & descrip.)
MACTON, ONT., Wellington County, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Waterloo Regional Road near Manser Road, 1878-79; still standing in 2022 (Guelph Daily Mercury, 20 June 1878, 1, descrip.; Spectator [Hamilton], 5 Feb. 1879, 4)
HAMILTON, ONT., James Street Baptist Church, James Street South at Jackson Street, 1879-82; demol. 2014, with facade and tower left standing (Spectator [Hamilton], 27 May 1879, 2, descrip.; 4 April 1882, 4, descrip.; F. Anderson, History of James Street Baptist Church, 1844-1969, 38-44, illus.)
FORMOSA, ONT., Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Bruce Road at Concession Road 12, 1880-83; still standing in 2022 (C.A.B., xvii, Dec. 1904, 205)
LONDON, ONT., St. Peter's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Richmond Street at Dufferin Avenue, 1881-85; still standing in 2022 (Free Press [London], 1 July 1880, 5, illus. & descrip.; 29 June 1885, 4-5, 8, illus. & descrip.; Catholic Record [London], 27 May 1881, 4-5, illus. & descrip.)
SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN, USA, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Pro Cathedral, East Portage Street near Brady Street, 1881; still standing in 2022 (inf. M. Thurlby)
KINKORA, ONT., St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 145 Road near 42 Line, 1882-83; still standing in 2023 (Globe [Toronto], 7 Jan 1882, 6; Catholic Record [London], 2 Nov. 1883, 5, descrip.)
HAMILTON, ONT., St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Sheaffe Street at Park Street North, interior alterations, frescoes and decoration, 1882-83 (Globe [Toronto], 7 Nov. 1882, 5, t.c.; C.A.B., iii, Feb. 1890, illus.)
SILVER CREEK, CALEDON TOWNSHIP, ONT., St. Cornelius Roman Catholic Church, 1885-86 (Globe [Toronto] 12 March 1885, 2, t.c.; History of the Parish of Orangeville, 1976, 14-18)
TORONTO, ONT., St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Bathurst Street at Adelaide Street West, designed 1883; built 1885-88; later addition of spire by Arthur Holmes, 1905; all works still standing in 2022 (Globe [Toronto], 9 April 1883, 6; Toronto Morning News, 7 May 1886, 2, illus. & descrip.; Catholic Record [London], 22 May 1886, 1, descrip.; 23 Feb 1889, 5, descrip.; J.R. Robertston, Landmarks of Toronto, iv, 1904, 320-23, illus. & descrip; C.A.B., xviii, Dec. 1905, 181, illus. & descrip.; Eric Arthur, Toronto - No Mean City, 1964, 183, illus. & descrip.)
CHATHAM, ONT., St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Wellington Street, 1886-87 (Catholic Record [London], 30 Oct. 1886, 4, illus. & descrip.; 29 Oct. 1887, 5, illus. & descrip.)
BELLEVILLE, ONT., St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Church Street, 1886-88; burned 1904; rebuilt (Globe [Toronto], 30 March 1886, 2, t.c.; Catholic Record [London], 20 Oct. 1888, 1, descrip.)
SPENCERVILLE, ONT., St. Laurence O'Toole Roman Catholic Church, Centre Street near Cedar Street, 1886; still standing in 2023 (L. Flynn, Built On A Rock-The Story of the Roman Catholic Church in Kingston, 1976, 313-14, illus.)
KINGSTON MILLS, ONT., Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 1887 (E. McMann, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Exhibitions and Members, 1981, 81; biog. Jennifer McKendry, Architects Working in the Kingston Region 1820-1920, 2019, 22-23, illus.)
PRESCOTT, ONT., St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, Edward Street South at James Street West, 1887-88; with altar in the nave, 1892; still standing in 2023 (Catholic Record [London] 11 June 1887, 1, descrip; 3 Nov. 1888, 8, descrip.; Brockville Recorder, 18 Aug. 1892, 5, descrip.)
KEMPTVILLE, ONT., Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Clothier Street West near Pine Hill Road, 1887-88; still standing in 2023 (Catholic Record [London], 6 Oct. 1888, 1, descrip.)
TWEED, ONT., St. Carthagh's Roman Catholic Church, Hungerford Road near Metcalf Street, 1887-89; still standing in 2023 (Globe [Toronto], 23 Aug. 1887, 5; Catholic Record [London] 26 Oct. 1889, 1, descrip.)
TORONTO, ONT., St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church and Rectory, Power Street at Queen Street East, 1887-89; still standing in 2023 (Catholic Weekly Review [Toronto], 15 Oct. 1887, 410-11, illus. & descrip.; Toronto World, 25 Aug. 1888, 3, descrip.; Catholic Record [London], 28 Dec. 1889, 5, descrip.; J.R. Robertson, Landmarks of Toronto, iv, 1904, 317-19, illus. & descrip.; Eric Arthur, Toronto - No Mean City, 1964, 186-7, illus.; H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 587-8, illus. & descrip.)
KINGSTON, ONT., St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Johnson Street, new facade, towers, and alterations, 1889-91; still standing in 2022 (Daily Whig [Kingston], 6 Feb. 1889, 8, detailed descrip.; Catholic Record [London], 16 Feb. 1889, 1, descrip.; and 28 Nov. 1891, 1, descrip.; Daily British Whig [Kingston], 23 Oct. 1893, 2; Kingston, Buildings of Architectural and Historic Significance, v, 1980, 108-11, illus.; biog. Jennifer McKendry, Architects Working in the Kingston Region 1820-1920, 2019, 22-23, illus.)
KINGSTON, ONT., St. James Boanerges Roman Catholic Chapel, Clergy Street at Brock Street, 1892-93; still standing in 2022 (Catholic Record [London], 21 Jan. 1893, 5, descrip.; Daily Standard [Kingston], 1 Aug. 1925, Section Two - Reunion Section, 12, historical article on the church; Kingston, Buildings of Architectural and Historic Significance, v, 1980, 112-13)
GANANOQUE, ONT., St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and Rectory, Stone Street South, opposite Cedar Alley, 1890-91; still standing in 2023 (C.R., ii, 1 Aug. 1891, 2; J. Flynn, Built On A Rock-The Story of the Roman Catholic Church in Kingston, 1976, 78, 266-68, illus.)
TORONTO, ONT., St. Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Bond Street, interior alterations and addition for St. John's Chapel, 1890-91; still standing in 2022 (C.R., i, 10 May 1890, 2-3; Toronto World, 2 Sept. 1890, 3; Globe [Toronto], 8 June 1891, 9, descrip.; J.R. Robertson, Landmarks of Toronto, iv, 1904, 313)
PORTSMOUTH, ONT., Church of the Good Thief Roman Catholic Church, King Street West, 1892-93; still standing in 2022 (L. Flynn, Built On A Rock-The Story of the Roman Catholic Church in Kingston, 1976, 322-24, illus.; J. McKendry, Portsmouth Village Kingston - An Illustrated History, 2010, 56, illus. & descrip.) J. McKendry, Woodwork in Historic Buildings of the Kingston Region, 2018, 106, illus. & descrip.)
THOROLD, ONT., Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 1878-92, interiors (Catholic Record [London], 2 July 1892, 5, descrip.)
PICTON, ONT., St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Church Street opposite Eyre Street, 1893; still standing in 2023 (Catholic Record [London], 7 Oct. 1893, 5, descrip)

Joseph CONNOLLY (other works in Ontario)

LONDON, ONT., St. Joseph's Orphanage, Mount Hope, 1876 (Daily Advertiser [London], 30 May 1876, 1, t.c.)
NIAGARA FALLS, ONT., Loretto Convent, 1879 (Globe [Toronto], 7 Oct. 1879, 3, t.c.)
TORONTO, ONT., Dundas Street West, Brockton, new Presbytery for St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church, 1880 (Globe [Toronto], 13 Nov. 1880, 7, t.c.)
TORONTO, ONT., Queen Street East near Power Street, St. Paul's Roman Catholic Separate School, 1880-81 (Globe [Toronto], 27 Nov. 1880, 7, descrip.)
TORONTO, ONT., House of Providence, Power Street near Queen Street East, new Wing, 1883; new South Wing, 1896; addition of a Chapel, 1902; all buildings demol. c. 1960 (Globe [Toronto], 14 Sept. 1883, 5, descrip.; Catholic Register [Toronto], 28 May 1896, 1, descrip; 12 June 1902, 1, descrip.)
TORONTO, ONT., Sacred Heart Orphanage, Queen Street West near Roncesvalles Avenue, 1885 (M. Agnes, Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1951, 131)
TORONTO, ONT., Convent of the Good Shepherds, for the Sisters of Charity, West Lodge Avenue, 1888 (Toronto World, 1 Oct. 1888, 2, descrip.)
TORONTO, ONT., Convent of the Immaculate Conception, Bathurst Street, 1890 (Toronto World, 22 Oct. 1890, 1, descrip.)
TORONTO, ONT., new Chapel for St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Convent, St. Alban Street near St. Vincent Street, 1895; demol. (Globe [Toronto], 20 Dec. 1895, 7, descrip.; Catholic Register [Toronto], 26 Dec. 1895, 1 & 5, descrip.; M. Agnes, Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1951, 126-29, illus. & descrip.)
KINGSTON, ONT., Hotel Dieu, Sydenham Street, additions, 1897 (C.R., viii, 23 Sept. 1897, 3)

COMPETITIONS

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Fifth Avenue at 51st Street, design for the addition of a new Lady Chapel, 1901. This international competition elicited dozens of designs from several countries, and Joseph Connolly of Toronto was awarded the Second Prize (Toronto Daily Star, 31 Jan. 1905, 3). His drawings were exhibited in Toronto just 6 weeks after his death in December 1904. The winner was Charles T. Mathews of New York City.