Tuesday, March 22, 2011
This is University College, the oldest and probably most significant building at U of Toronto. Designed by architects Cumberland and Storm in rugged Romanesque revival style, it was built in 1859 and was the 1st building at the university and remains the centre of the campus. An incredible building with its turrets and towers and wonderful stone carving on the exterior, it was designated a National Historic site in 1968. The interior is spectacular too so I must head down for a photo trip soon! Click on the 'University College' label below to see the shots of the cloisters.
Posted by RedPat at Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Labels: architect, U of T, University College
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It looks like a solid old guy, if a bit gray and serious!
What a monumental building! I wonder what she looks like inside? Dark and lots of wood paneling?
And a very nice capture!
Nice one Red Pat!
It looks so grand!
Now this is a building I remember. While working in Chicago, I took a trip to Toronto with four other friends and we walked all around this beautiful campus. Such grand buildings.
I've already said this, but I think this University is fantastic!!!
This building is a palace!
Thanks for sharing with us!
I love the stone used in the older buildings in Toronto. This one is another great example.
This is the building I have in mind when I think of the U of T. :)
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