Item M450-2857 - Plan of Elevations on Ponton Home in Belleville

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CA ON00156 M/M450-2857


Plan of Elevations on Ponton Home in Belleville


  • 11 Jun 1941 (Creation)

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1 blueprint (70.5 x 43cm)
1 tracing paper sheet (73 x 45.5cm)

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John Arnold Thomson was born in Ayr, Ontario, on March 2nd, 1876, the son of John and Martha Thomson. He was an architect and worked in Ottawa as the Chief Draughtsman of the Public Works Department before moving to Belleville, Ontario, in 1924. He married Eleanor Featherstonhaugh in Ottawa on September 23rd, 1903 and the couple had three daughters. Thomson was the architect of the Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School in Belleville. He died on March 12th, 1949 and was buried in Ayr.

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Donated by Heritage Belleville. Accession #2017-53.

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A blueprint plan of the front and side elevations of the Veranda at the Ponton Home on west Dundas Street (Highway 2). Over the door "Quinte Cottage" is written. Drawn by John Arnold Thomson, Architect, and signed June 11, 1941. The house is now demolished.

Donated by the Heritage Belleville Committee in 2017.

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Photographed and available online;

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