Thursday, February 9, 2017

Conservation

When a new engineering building was being built at U of Toronto (U of T) an older building on the site along St George St was retained, refurbished and incorporated into the complex. This was originally built as a residence in 1878 and has heritage protection partly because of the wonderful patterning in the brickwork. I'll have to go back for a closeup one day.

17 comments:

Cloudia said...

I love the texture of your city

Sharon Anck said...

I see what you mean about the brick work. It's very different and well worth retaining.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Youngish cities like yours and mine do the blending of old and new quite well I think Pat.

Christine said...

So glad this lovely old building has been preserved!

s.c said...

It was once common such decorations with colored bricks. Nice.

Taken For Granted said...

Good the historic building was retained rather than removed. Your photograph reminds me of Hull House in Chicago, a 1900s three story house, now completely surrounds by large glass buildings.

Lowell said...

I'm always pleased when the powers-that-be wherever see the efficacy of retaining at least segments of the past. The past can be good and the modern can be good and together they can create greatness.

bill burke said...

Blends in very nicely, glad they thought so to. I like the look with old and new. Nice!

Andy said...

Compared to what is surrounding it, the older building has much more class.

Gunn said...

What a beautiful old building.
Also nice to see the trees.

Revrunner said...

I'll give you that. Much more interesting architecture than what surrounds it.

William Kendall said...

It was well worth preserving.

Michelle said...

That is some great brickwork. I wish more buildings had this type of character, today.

Karen S. said...

Wow, this is a beautiful house, and I could almost imagine calling it home. What neighbors to have right?!

Maria Gloria D'Amico said...

Olá! Uma bela foto, aonde o antigo se harmoniza bem com o novo. É formidável.

Jack said...

Wow! The older building, of course, is lovely, but what a mishmash of styles in one little city block.

Karl Demetz said...

Old and new, I like this image, Pat !