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addled architecture: 3 of a kind

September 4

I discovered this trio of Victorian homes for this post, my latest installment of confused architecture, while meandering the streets and observing the streetscapes of downtown Toronto, by bike.  Located on Sussex St just east of Huron St,  I ponder the different styles applied somewhat incongruently to each and wonder if these three ever coordinated.

I would guess the attic level mansard roof on the ‘entry tower’ of the black and white facade would have been a feature of the other two originally as well. I’m not so certain about the semi-circular porch roof, however. The double-decker porch on the creme facade and the second story bay window and Regency revival pagoda front stoop roof on the robins egg blue facade are also questionable in regards to the quite grand Victorian Italianate style in which the homes were built.

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