Wednesday, January 26, 2011
College Park Deco
It was so cold on Sunday that I headed inside the nearby College Park for some warmer shots. College park was built between 1928 - 30 (the height of the Art Deco movement) by the Eaton's Department Stores and was intended to become their flagship store but the Depression changed all that and it became a satellite store to the main downtown store until 1977 when it was closed. The building has since been divided up amongst many stores and companies but the wonderful Deco aspects have been maintained. The detail work on the railings and the wonderfully integrated stonework/planter are just samples of the incredible pieces still there! I'll get an outside shot on a warmer day!