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Brantford Ontario - Canada - Architecture South Side 115 to 139 Colborne Street - Heritage

Brantford Ontario - Canada - Architecture South Side  115 to 139 Colborne  Street  - Heritage

Recently, the city of Brantford, Ontario announced its plans to demolish and remove forty-one structures from the south side of Colborne Street, in the heart of its historic downtown. The structures themselves date from 1850 to 1915 with the section stretching from 115 to 139 Colborne comprising one of the longest surviving collections of pre-confederation buildings in Canada. They represent a wide variety of architectural styles from the Beaux Arts of The Right House (1870), to the Georgian of The Shannon Building (1867), to the Edwardian of the Dominion House Furnishings Company (1915). Within that range are also included a number of Renaissance Revival, Second Empire and even Art Deco structures, all of which were created at different times, for different clients with different needs. They could very soon all be reduced to rubble

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Photo taken on 11 July 2018 (© Onasill ~ Bill Badzo / Flickr)

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