Friday, December 31, 2010

King and Bathurst/Then and Now

A good example of Art Moderne or Streamline Moderne design. The International Harvester Building on Bathurst south of King in 1940.
The facade has been retained in this new hotel and condo development.
Now the Thompson Hotel and the former showroom is the Counter diner,open 24 Hours.
Photo courtesy Hogtown Blues.

1 comment:

  1. It should be noted that the facade was actually torn down, then rebuilt using new materials to carefully mimic the original. The developer received a height variance in exchange for doing this. It's not the original facade.