There’s concern in the JUNCTION that The Terracotta House, now under reconstruction, won’t be preserved as-is. The house was built by construction-yard owner JOHN TURNER. According to Terra Cotta-Artful Deceivers, a book published by the Toronto Region Architectural Conservancy, Turner’s elaborate exterior may have been a way of advertising his business.
The book calls the eccentric design a “misuse”, and as Chris Bateman of blogto puts it “across the front, down the sides, and round the back hundreds of mismatched decorative reliefs make the building look like a displaced Asian temple.” But he kind of likes it.
The Terra Cotta House, 20 Jerome Street, is near Dundas Street West and Dupont. PHOTOS – blogto, Toronto Star and https://icelandpenny.com