Kingston, John Lyndhurst

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KINGSTON, John Lyndhurst(1885-1962) of Ottawa, Ont. was born there on 11 October 1885 and graduated from the Dept. of Architecture at McGill University in 1910. He worked in the office of Guy Lowell, a prominent architect in Boston, Mass. from 1910 until 1915 and returned to Ottawa in 1919 where he opened his own office. In 1923 he formed a partnership with Clarence J. Burritt (see list of works under Burritt & Kingston) but their relationship ended in 1925 when Kingston moved to New York City to work for Warren & Wetmore, for Sloan & Robertson, and for the eminent American architect John Russell Pope. During this period he collaborated with W.C. Clark on the publication of "The Skyscraper - A Study in the Economic Height of Modern Office Buildings", released in 1930 by the American Institute of Steel Construction. In 1932 or 1933 he moved back to Ottawa and continued to practise there until after 1950. From 1944 to 1946 he served as Secretary of the National Conference Board of the Construction Industry in Canada. He died in Ottawa on 3 April 1962 (death notice in the Ottawa Citizen, 4 April 1962, 34; obit. Ottawa Journal, 9 April 1962, 7; inf. from Ontario Association of Architects).

OTTAWA, ONT., Press Building, at Lansdowne Park, 1920 (Ottawa Journal, 22 June 1920, 17, t.c.)
CARLETON PLACE, ONT., additions and alterations to the Town Hall School, 1922 (Evening Journal [Ottawa], 13 July 1922, 19, t.c.)
WOODROFFE, ONT., public school for Nepean Township Section No. 1 (C.R., lxii, June 1949, 118)