Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Heliconian Club

This beautifully restored building stands among the galleries and boutiques of Yorkville and is home to the Heliconian Club which is a club that provides for "a meeting place for professional women in the arts and letters". The building was built in 1875 as a church and was taken over by the club in 1923. Its simple board and batten exterior with the wonderful Victorian rose window is a prime example of 'Carpenter's Gothic' where Gothic features are applied to wooden structures and which is found in many churches in Canada from that era.

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