Friday, 14 June 2013

Perth County Courthouse, Stratford Ontario

Stratford has some very interesting architecture and none more interesting than the Perth County Courthouse.

It was opened on May 9, 1887 at a cost of $66,738.68 which would be $1,679,371.86 in today's dollars. That's a very good deal!

This building is an excellent example of High Victorian architecture; it combines bichromal masonry and a variety of building materials with features from different architectural styles. Italianate brackets adorn the cornice, while several Queen Anne features include the medieval tower; moulded brick chimneys; and the introduction of small multiple paned windows. (from a pdf I could not link to here)

Here are some of the details on the walls. I have come to really appreciate this kind detail.

This design fronts a roof peak. I like the baby holding the big sword!

It's a great building, one I would love to go back to with my good camera to take some more detailed shots

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