Sunday, February 26, 2017

Curvy Room

This is the back of the George H Locke Memorial Branch of the Toronto Public Library located at Yonge St & Lawrence Ave. I will have to get a pic of the front one day when traffic is sparse but this back part is actually nicer with the big windows and the curved wall. George Locke was the chief librarian for the city from 1908 to 1937 and when this was built after the war in 1949 the decision was made to name it after him.

15 comments:

s.c said...

Love the use of the stone.

Sharon Anck said...

I wonder what that curved room looks like inside. It really is a nice looking building.

William Kendall said...

A very distinctive looking library!

Lowell said...

That's a gorgeous building; love, love, love the stone. I'll bet it's just as nice inside.

Geraldine said...

Toronto is my favorite big city in Canada, I lived there for 5 years, many years ago, attending Ryerson.

It was great to see your photos today, glad I clicked through. Toronto is good at keeping historical houses and buildings intact and usable, something i appreciate.

bill burke said...

A beautiful looking building and the stone work is fantastic. Must be nice inside too with lots of light with that curved window. Very nice!

Jack said...

That is a lovely structure. Good solid stonework, simple architecture.

Cloudia said...

How nice to remember George! Looks like a fine place to read of an afternoon

GreenComotion said...

Beautiful building!
Library cards rock!!
I still have my Hamilton (Ont.) Public Library card.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Michelle said...

very nice building

Revrunner said...

Like the oculus the best.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the curved wall and windows are awesome. I love big windows.

Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The stonework is really nice Pat, I like the curved wall and I see that all the windows are a different style. They seemed to use a lot of stone in the late 50/60's.

Karl Demetz said...

A beautiful stone building, Pat !

Karen S. said...

What an interesting design for this library, and I'm hoping there's a reading area right there too!