Friday, July 15, 2016

Deco Beauty

This wonderful Art Deco building was built downtown on York St in 1929 and was designed by architects Kaplan & Sprachman who were known for designing more than 80% of the cinemas in Canada during that era. It was originally known as the York Mercantile Building but is now called Prudential House. The whole building has beautiful deco details in its stonework.

13 comments:

Andrew said...

Early deco, I suppose. It is quite ornate and very nice.

Luis Gomez said...

Really beautiful. I have always loved Deco.

Stefan Jansson said...

It was a great architectural era.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

My favourite architectural style!
P.s. Toodyay is pronounced as if it had a J, like Toodjay! One of those tricky Aboriginal words Pat 😃

Sharon Anck said...

A favorite style of mine. I do love the details in that stonework.

Cloudia said...

That is really cool! Great building and fine photo, Pat

bill burke said...

They don't build them like that anymore. Beautiful example of the art deco era.

Tom said...

Class!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful. I have no doubt passed by it.

Lowell said...

I love it. And I miss it. You just don't see this kind of building in Florida. Which is not a good thing!

Revrunner said...

A facade definitely worth preserving.

Kate said...

I always appreciate historical information with your posts. Thanks!

Karen S. said...

I've always liked this architecture!