Thursday, March 10, 2011

Photo: A Monster Atop Old City Hall, 1920

Someday I'll have a full post about Old City Hall and E.J. Lennox—the mustachioed architect who built it, Casa Loma, the King Edward hotel and some of the other most beautiful buildings in the Toronto. But I just came across this neat photo of one the gargoyles which used to sit near the top  of the clock tower and wanted to share it. The photo was taken in 1920, 20 years after the building opened and nearly another 20 before the gargoyles were taken down due to wear and tear. It was just a few years ago that bronze cast replicas were added back where the originals once were, keeping a monstrous vigil over Queen Street and Bay.

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