Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Kingston Penitentiary is not crumbling.

     Kingston, Ontario is called The Limestone City because many of the city's landmarks were built with limestone: Fort Henry; the Martello Towers; Royal Military College; Kingston General Hospital; Rockwood; Kingston City Hall; Queen's University; the CNR train station on Montreal Street; Collins Bay Penitentiary and the Kingston Penitentiary.
Kingston Penitentiary in 1895 - The West lodge and tower from the west wharf. (Sent to A. Shaw from the Federal Heritage Building Review Office in Gatineau, Quebec.)
Limestone is one of the most durable building materials in the world. The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, almost 4,000 years old, was created with limestone.
Pictures of Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario - Summer of 1992.

Most of the buildings at Kingston Pen are in good condition, according to a recent government report:                                                    



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