Turner, John

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TURNER, John (1807-1887)
(biography in preparation)

J. TURNER

(works in Brantford unless noted)

HAMILTON, ONT., Gore Bank, King Street East at Hughson Street, 1839; demol. (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Archives, Toronto, Minute Books of the Gore Bank, entry for 2 April 1839)
TOWN HALL, Market Square, 1849-50; demol. 1965 (Minute Book of the Council of the Town of Brantford, i, 28 May 1849)
BRANT COUNTY COURT HOUSE AND JAIL, Wellington Street at Market Street, 1852-53; addition 1861; addition 1886-87 (United Empire [Toronto], 14 April 1853, 3, descrip.; OA, Brant County Minutes, 1 May and 8 May 1852; 2 Nov. 1887; M. MacRae & A. Adamson, Cornerstones of Order, 1983, 175-7, illus.; dwgs. for the Gaol, 1861 at OA, RG 21, Brant County, Acc. 9670)

TURNER & PORTER

PARIS, ONT., Nimmos Terrace, a row of nine houses 'on the hill east of Mr. Cars mill race, overlooking the river', 1855 (Semi-Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 24 April 1855, 2, descrip.)
unnamed street, residence for George S. Wilkes, 1855 (Semi-Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 4 May 1855, 2, descrip.)
unnamed street, residence for Mr. Morton, 1855 (Semi-Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 4 May 1855, 2)
PARIS ROAD, residence for Mr. Van Brocklin 'on a portion of the Patrick property', 1855 (Semi-Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 4 May 1855, 2)
unnamed street, residence for Robert Sproule 'on the hill overlooking the town on the north', 1855 (Semi-Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 4 May 1855, 2)
CHARLOTTE STREET, residence for Mr. Bennett, 1855 (Semi-Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 4 May 1855, 2)
WELLINGTON STREET METHODIST CHURCH, 1854-56; Parsonage 1870 (Semi-Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 4 May 1855, 2, descrip.; Christian Guardian [Toronto], 23 July 1856, 3, descrip.; Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 11 Nov. 1870, 1)
GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, Albion Street at West Street, 1856-59 (Semi-Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 25 March 1856, 2, descrip.; Brant Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 3 June 1859, 2, descrip.)

J. TURNER

PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH, Market Street near Marlborough Street, 1857 (Brant County Herald [Brantford], 16 Dec. 1857, 2)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, West Street near Pearl Street, 1857-62 (Brant County Herald [Brantford], 16 Dec. 1857, 2; Canadian Baptist [Brantford], 24 April 1862, 2, descrip.; T. Shenston, Jubilee Review of First Baptist Church, Brantford, 1890, 40-2, 58, descrip.)
PEPPER HOUSE HOTEL, Market Square, for Andrew Pepper, 1860 (Brant Expositor [Brantford], 5 Jan. 1861, 3, descrip.)
VICTORIA SQUARE, a plan for the Park, 1861 (History of the County of Brant, Ontario, 1883, 265)
YATES CASTLE, extensive additions and alterations to the residence of Henry Yates, Terrace Hill, 1864-65 (Globe [Toronto], 25 Jan 1864, 3, t.c.; Brantford Expositor, 12 May 1865, 3, descrip.)
ST. BASIL'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Palace Street at Crown Street, 1866-70 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 7 Nov. 1866, 3, descrip; 11 Nov. 1870, 2, descrip.; 10 Dec. 1875, 3, descrip.) Separate School, 1873-74 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 6 Feb. 1874, 3, descrip.) new Towers, Porch and interior alterations, 1882-83 (Catholic Record [London], 22 Dec. 1882, 5, descrip.; Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 18 May 1883, 4, descrip.)
ST. PAUL'S INDIAN MISSION CHURCH, near Brantford, for the Mohawk Indians, 1866 (Canadian Churchman [Kingston], 17 Jan. 1866, 2, descrip.; Illustrated London News [London, England], l, 2 Feb. 1867, 113, illus. & descrip.)
KER'S MUSIC HALL, Colborne Street, 1866-67; burned 1908 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 1 March 1867, 2, descrip.)
ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Darling Street, new interior galleries, front porch and doors, and interior decoration, 1867 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 4 Oct. 1867, 3, descrip.)
COLBORNE STREET, store for Robert Turner, 1868 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 1 May 1868, 3, descrip.)
COLBORNE STREET, extensive alterations to store for H.W. Brethour & Co., 1868 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 23 Oct. 1868, 3, descrip.)
NORTH WARD WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH, Brant Avenue at Richmond Street, 1870-71; Sunday School, Lecture Room and organ gallery, 1874-75 (Christian Guardian [Toronto], 23 Nov. 1870, 185, descrip.; Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 11 Nov. 1870, 1, descrip.; 18 Aug. 1871, 2, descrip.; 16 April 1875, 1, descrip.)
EAST DALHOUSIE STREET, additions and alterations to residence of Rev. John Alexander, 1870 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 4 Nov. 1870, 2, descrip.)
CHARLOTTE STREET, residence for Robert Morton Sr., 1870 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 4 Nov. 1870, 2)
DARLING STREET, at George Street, residence for Dr. Henry C. Allen, 1870 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 4 Nov. 1870, 2)
COLBORNE STREET, commercial block for George C. Keachie, 1870 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 11 Nov. 1870, 1)
COLBORNE STREET, commercial block for George Foster and Thomas McLean, 1870 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 11 Nov. 1870, 1, descrip.)
COLBORNE STREET, commercial block for Rev. A. Nelles, occupied by Alfred Cox and William Grant, 1870 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 11 Nov. 1870, 1)
COLBORNE STREET, commercial block for Mrs. E. Wallace, occupied by J.J. Hawkins, 1870 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 11 Nov. 1870, 1)
KING STREET, store for Mrs. E. Wallace, 1870 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 11 Nov. 1870, 1)
BRANT AVENUE, residence for Henry W. Brethour, 1870 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 11 Nov. 1870, 1, descrip.)
BRANT AVENUE, residence for Thomas B. McMahon, 1870 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 11 Nov. 1870, 1, descrip.)
BRANT AVENUE, residence for Eliza Carey, 1870 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 11 Nov. 1870, 1)
MASONIC HALL & LAWYER'S HALL, Colborne Street, 1870 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 9 Dec. 1870, 2, descrip.)
CENTRAL SCHOOL, Sheridan Street at George Street, new additions, 1871(Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 12 May 1871, 2)
TOWN HALL, Market Square, addition, 1871 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 16 June 1871, 2)
(with Mellish & Son) WYCLIFFE HALL, The Young Men's Christian Association, Colborne Street at Market Square, 1875 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 30 April 1875, 3, descrip.)
GREENWOOD CEMETERY, stone wall and coping for a plot for Henry Yates, 1875 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 3 Sept. 1875, 3, t.c.)
AGRICULTURAL HALL, EXHIBITION GROUNDS, 1876 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 4 Aug. 1876, 3, descrip.)
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Wellington Street at George Street, 1877; demol. 1961(Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 15 June 1877, 2, t.c.)
CHESTNUT STREET, residence for Charles S. Jones, 1880 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 10 Dec. 1880, 2, descrip.)
PARK BAPTIST CHURCH, George Street at Darling Street, 1881-83 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 26 Aug. 1881, 2, descrip.; 15 Dec. 1882, 4, descrip.; Globe [Toronto], 9 June 1883, 9, descrip.)
JOHN H. STRATFORD OPERA HOUSE, Colborne Street, renovation and rebuilding of an existing structure, 1881 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 4 Nov. 1881, 1, descrip.)
HEYD'S BLOCK, George Street at Dalhousie Street, for Alderman Heyd, 1881-82 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 9 Dec. 1881, 2, descrip.)
COLBORNE STREET, at Clarence Street, hotel for William Oxendale, 1881 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 9 Dec. 1881, 2, descrip.)
JOHN H. STRATFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Brant Avenue, 1884-85 (Toronto Daily Mail, 13 Feb. 1884, 5, descrip.; Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 19 Dec. 1884, 2, descrip.; 13 Feb. 1885, 1, illus. & descrip.; Globe [Toronto], 11 Feb. 1885, 3, descrip.)

(works outside Brantford)

CHATHAM, ONT., Chatham Public School, 1851 (Journal of Education for Upper Canada, iii, Sept. 1851, 144)
ST. THOMAS, ONT., Elgin County Courthouse, 1852-54; burned 1898; rebuilt (K. McKay, The Court Houses of a Century, 1901, 9; dwgs. in the Moore Collection, Univ. of Western Ontario; M.MacRae & A. Adamson, Cornerstones of Order, 1983, 176-77, illus.)
CALEDONIA, ONT., Town Hall, 1857 (OA, Minutes of the Proccedings of the Municipal Council of the Village of Caledonia, 18 March 1856)
MOUNT PLEASANT, ONT., Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1863 (Christian Guardian [Toronto], 9 Sept. 1863, 146)
PARIS, ONT., St. James Anglican Church, new chancel and Sunday School, 1863 (Canadian Churchman [Kingston], 4 Nov. 1863, 3, descrip.)
SIMCOE, ONT., Norfolk County Court House, 1863-64 (Brant Expositor [Brantford], 5 June 1863, 3; Norfolk Reformer [Simcoe], 30 July 1863, 2-3; M. MacRae & A. Adamson, Cornerstones of Order, 1983, 190)
SIX NATIONS INDIAN RESERVE, Council House, 1863-64 (Globe [Toronto], 28 Oct.1863, 2; Brant Expositor [Brantford], 6 Jan. 1865, 3)
[attributed] MIDDLEPORT, ONT., St. Paul's Anglican Church, Highway 54 opposite Solomon Street, 1868; still standing in 2018 (inf. Prof. Malcolm Thurlby, York Univ., Toronto)
STRATFORD, ONT., St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Huron Street, 1867-68 (Globe [Toronto], 6 Dec. 1866, 2, t.c.; Canadian Freeman [Toronto], 10 Oct. 1867, 2, descrip.; Daily Advertiser [London], 9 Nov. 1868, 1, descrip.)
FAIRFIELD, ONT., Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1868 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 8 Jan. 1869, 2, descrip.)
ST. GEORGE, ONT., Presbyterian Church, 1869-70 (Christian Guardian [Toronto], 29 Sept. 1869, 154)
WOODSTOCK, ONT., Methodist Church, extensive alterations and refurbishing, 1869 (Christian Guardian [Toronto], 2 June 1869, 87)
SEAFORTH, ONT., Roman Catholic Church, 1870-71 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 24 Feb. 1871, 3)
BRANT COUNTY, House of Refuge and Industry, near Paris, Ont., 1871-72 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 15 Sept. 1871, 2)
WINDSOR, ONT., St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Park Street at Goyeau Street, designed 1868; built 1871-72 (Ottawa Citizen, 6 March 1868, 1, descrip.; Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 24 Feb. 1871, 3, descrip.; Canadian Freeman [Toronto], 14 Sept. 1871, 2)
CAINSVILLE, ONT., School for Section 22, 1872 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 10 May 1872, 2, t.c.)
ONONDAGA, ONT., Township Hall, 1874 (OA, G.S. 1864, Minutes and Proceedings of the Municipal Council of the Township of Onondaga, 15 Dec. 1873, 273)
PARIS, ONT., Congregational Church, 1876 (Daily Advertiser [London], 3 May 1876, 4, descrip.)
SOUTH DUMFRIES TOWNSHIP, School for Section 11, 1876 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 12 May 1876, 3)
ONONDAGA, ONT., School for the Six Nations Indian Reserve, 1876 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 29 Dec. 1876, 2, descrip.)
WATFORD, ONT., Baptist Church, 1877-78 (Canadian Baptist [Toronto], 24 Jan. 1878, 5, descrip.)
MOUNT PLEASANT, ONT., Presbyterian Church, 1878 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 18 Jan. 1878, 3, t.c.)
GALT, ONT., commercial block for Mr. Young, Main Street, 1879 (Galt Reporter, 28 Feb. 1879, 2)
GALT, ONT., St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Wellington Street, 1880-81 (Catholic Record [Toronto], 14 Jan 1881, 5, descrip.)
PARIS, ONT., Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, extensive additions and alterations, 1881 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 11 Feb. 1881, 1, descrip.; M. Thurlby 'Parisian Gothic': Interpretations of Gothic in Three Victorian Buildings in Paris, Ontario' in Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, xxxiv, No. 1, Spring 2009, 28-30, illus.)
PARIS, ONT., Baptist Church, William Street, 1884-85 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 3 Oct. 1884, 1; Brant Review [Paris], 11 July 1885, 8)
PARIS, ONT., Young Men's Christian Association, 1884 (Weekly Expositor [Brantford], 10 Oct. 1884, 5)
OAKLAND, ONT., Methodist Church, 1886 (Christian Guardian [Toronto], 4 Aug. 1886, 5)