Saturday, April 7, 2012

King and Bathurst/Then and Now

Originally built as the International Harvester Showroom, this classic example of Art Moderne or Streamline architecture has managed to survive by re inventing itself through the years.
In the 1980's it was home to Crangle's Collision. Photo by Patrick Cummins.
Even Google maps are now a historic record of the past. This capture from 2010 shows the Thompson Hotel under construction that incorporated the old showroom as their new 24 diner, Counter.

1980 or so by Patrick Cummins
Rick McGinnis was right and a little research found this postcard of a twin of sorts on Weston Road when it was a Lyon's Furniture store circa 1950.

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