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The Beard Building

Identification

The Beard Building
237788

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Structure in General

low-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
masonry
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

commercial office
hotel

Facts

  • Originally planned as a 9 storey, iron-framed structure, the Beard Building is generally considered to be Toronto's first skyscraper - despite eventually only reaching 7 storeys and opting for a more traditional wood/brick construction.
  • The building is named after George Beard, the original landowner of the site.

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Location

163 King Street East
163 King Street East
M5A
St. Lawrence
Toronto
Toronto
Ontario
Canada

Technical Data

76.71 ft
7
1
1893
1894
1935
$25,000

Involved Companies

E.J. Lennox

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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