Sunday, May 12, 2013

What A School!

This unusual round building with the crown-like roofline is Lord Lansdowne School which is located in the same heritage district as yesterday's homes but it is not part of the district since it is from a different era than the rest of the structures. It is, however, designated as a heritage property as a prime example of Mid-Century Expressionist architecture. It was built in 1961 and designed by Peter Pennington, an in-house architect for the Toronto Board of Education, and it was needed to replace an old Victorian school building which had become too small for the area's needs. I love all the fanciful touches and the colours and of course that funky chimney!

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

painted like a maypole! so cool!

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic looking chimney, like something from Willy Wonka!

Chrissy Brand said...

Fascinating, lovely colourful shot.

jennyfreckles said...

That is the same vintage as my old school, but it looks a lot more imaginative.

William Kendall said...

It's different, but I like it!

Deb said...

What a great looking school!

altadenahiker said...

That school has fun written all over it.

Randy said...

I thought of a May Pole too.

Halcyon said...

I've heard of this place before, but never seen it. The kids must love going here. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

If a Victorian School has to be replaced, better something funky like this than something dull an boring hey Pat, there's nothing boring about this chimney :)

Sharon said...

It would almost be perfect for an art school with all those splashes of color and design.

JM said...

Really cool!

EG CameraGirl said...

Very different. I have never seen this before.