Saturday, August 3, 2013

Krangle Building

This is another of the elegant doorways to be found along King St W in the stretch between Spadina & Bathurst, a previously industrial area that is now filled with high-end clubs, offices and restaurants. This building was constructed in 1906 as a factory for a ladies clothing company and is now heritage-listed and was totally renovated in 2000 to begin its new life.

13 comments:

Karen said...

The old buildings look so regal no matter they housed. A pretty impressive facade for a factory.

TexWisGirl said...

some pretty detail, there.

William Kendall said...

I love the detail to it.

Jack said...

You keep finding interesting old buildings for us, RedPat.

Sharon said...

It has a solid look to it.

Lowell said...

And I'll bet that folks who live there are proud to note their address of "King St W"!

Fancy door. I'm wondering about thne name though. Were they trying to combine Kresge and Wrangle? :)

Randy said...

Beautiful entrance.

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful, reminds me of Gotham City!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like it Pat, this shot would have fitted the theme day too :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I enjoy seeing decaying area given a new lease on life.

Laura. M said...

Very elegant.
That's fine to reuse restore :))
a kiss.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Gorgeous carving.

Wynne said...

As the daughter of one of the former owners of this building, when it housed Riviera Slacks and before that Krantex, I can tell you that the name Krangle is not a combination of any other names. Rather, it is the last name of my grandfather and the founder of those businesses, William Krangle.