Doing the research
The exhibition was inspired by a paper and web page prepared by Darrin MacKinnon, registrar of Historic Places, and found at http://peihistoricplaces.ca that identified C.B. Chappell properties registered or designated by the province and the City of Charlottetown.
After Harry Holman discovered just how many buildings Chappell had been responsible for in Charlottetown, he was astounded that there hadn't had any study of his work or exhibition. So, he began his research. This led to the creation of the exhibition and an article in "The Island Magazine".
Holman recognizes the support of Catherine Hennessey and Robert Hill of the Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada in his research. From: "The Island Magazine", Fall/winter 2015 From House Carpenter to Architect: Charles B. Chappell and the Changing Face of Charlottetown.