Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Queen St West

It is the old commercial buildings with the unique tenants that make Queen St West so interesting. Pockets of it are being invaded by developers but overall it has retained most of its history. The seven addressses to the right in this pic were built in 1888 and make up the Noble Block, named after the widow Emma Noble who developed them, while the next two were built in 1895. All of them look to be in great shape after all those years.

21 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I do hope developers keep their hands off these wonderful buildings!

Karen S. said...

It is wonderful that life goes on, especially in such a fine building. Thriving for all, these are the quaint little shops I enjoy visiting!

Sharon Anck said...

I love the look of this street. It makes me feel like I'm home.

Stephanie said...

I have the same feeling that I hope the developers keep away from this beautiful building. This style reminds me of Montreal as well.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They do indeed Pat, beautifuuly looked after. I see a few bay windows in the centre area, and as for the arched windows.. bliss! I quite like the idea of living in an apartment, preferably over a bakery :)

VP said...

The are great and very well kept, I am sure I would like this neighborhood!

llandudnopictures said...

They remind me of Talbot Street in St Thomas, Ontario!

William Kendall said...

I really like the style of this set. It seems familiar, so I'm sure I've walked through here.

cieldequimper said...

Well done Mrs Noble. I hope these stay as they are for a long time!

Halcyon said...

Love these.

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely frontage, worth looking upwards beyond the shop fronts to see the elaborate decorative effects they used all those years ago.

Gosia k said...

lovely and interesting building

Revrunner said...

I'm still waiting for someone to name a city block after me.

Birdman said...

A neat run of sidewalk shops.

Blogoratti said...

Looks to be in great shape no doubt. Good stuff.

GreenComotion said...

Hi Pat,
I hope the builders don't demolish all those beautiful old buildings.
Having lived in new home (130 year old Victorian Row House), I can appreciate these beauties!
Nice snap.
Have a Happy Week!
Peace :)

Michelle said...

Love the look of these buildings.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty.

Andy said...

If it wasn't for the streetcar tracks this street scene could pass for any small town in Ontario.

Jack said...

This is a handsome red-brick block. I hope it is preserved and fends off the tear-down developers.

Rose said...

I love those arched sections...and in general love old buildings like these.