Comment 84479

By actually (anonymous) | Posted December 27, 2012 at 18:58:35 in reply to Comment 84475

The 1840s buildings are said to be the original buildings at those addresses.

>18-22 King Street East

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>BUILDING INFORMATION
>Date Built: 1840s
>Original Owner: Archibald and Thomas C. Kerr, dry goods merchants
>Original Use: Wholesale dry goods business to 1906
>Subsequent Uses: Wholesale shoes and leather goods (John Lennox & Co., 1910-1922); financial offices; Honey Dew Coffee Shop (1942-70); various retail stores (including Robert Duncan, book store)
>Previous Building on Site: Unknown, probably none

>ARCHITECTURE
>Size: Three-storeys
>Design and Style: Neoclassical
>Architect, Builder: William Thomas, architect
>Construction Materials: Brick masonry with limestone front
>Architectural Integrity: Moderate (upper facades largely intact, except for replacement of all but four original windows)
>Architectural Features: #18-20: austere but well-proportioned ashlar facade with a continuous lintel under the third storey windows and flat or round voussoir arches over the windows; decorative stone cornice; eyebrow dormer (originally three)

http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/hamilton_tour/minden.htm

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