The Tweedsmuir Mansion

Built in 1936, this building caught my eye on a hot summer evening whilst stomping around Cook St Village. I was completely taken with its graceful lines and beautiful archways. I’ve always been a big fan of these designs, melding art with structure.¬†Streamline Moderne styling stands it apart from pretty much everything else in the neighborhood (in the entire city, actually).

Back in the 30’s this building’s new technologies – advanced soundproofing, refrigerators, electric ranges, washing machines – were featured prominently in its advertising. It was also the first building with a penthouse suite. Today it’s been saved, and is protected from, numerous attempts at ‘unsympathetic development’.

But nevermind all that – it’s Art Deco!

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