Sunday, February 20, 2011

Richmond and Brant/Then and Now

St Andrews Market, seen here in 1932 just prior to it's demolition stood on the south side of Richmond Street just west of Brant St. Built in 1873 on land set aside in 1837. This building replaced a previous version (1850) that was destroyed by fire. Similar to the St. Lawrence Market and the St. Patrick Market on Queen. The building housed a police station, a community hall, a public library branch, sellers of fresh produce, and even butchers. St Andrews never really caught on with the public and was demolished in 1932.
The Market was replaced by this very attractive Art Deco Public Works Facility.
Another angle looking east.

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