Monday, July 3, 2017

Fine Hardwood And Classrooms

This bell and hammer, dating back to the days of the Laurentian Club, caught my eye while I was in the house for Doors Open.


This staircase on the north side of the house, with its fine woodwork that would have come from J. R. Booth's day, also caught my eye. The student interns who live here during the academic year tend to have their quarters up on the third floor, rooms that would have been servant's quarters when the Booth family lived here. The second floor bedrooms that would have been for the Booth family are class and working space today.

25 comments:

  1. It is beautiful! And I can see you, William. (waving at smiling). :)

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  2. Kinda makes me want to be an intern if I could live and take classes here.

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  3. Great staircases, so nice made.

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  4. I just love all the details.

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  5. Bells fascinate me. Especially to hear. I like photo #2 where you are taking a selfie!

    Janis
    GDP

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  6. Hello, very pretty tour and house! I like the bell. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  7. Beautiful bell and staircase + nice details, William !

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  8. ...back when details were important!

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  9. @Linda: I couldn't resist!

    @Kay: it would be quite a place to live in.

    @Marianne: they really built it to last.

    @Halcyon: I do too.

    @Janis: I usually refrain from selfies, but this was appropriate.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Tom: definitely!

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  10. Lots of very attractive details.

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  11. I like the open stairways in the old houses as it gives a much more spacious look to the room. The stairways went up from the living rooms.

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  12. I like the detailed woodwork on the staircase.

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  13. beautiful place, thanks for the tour! it was fun seeing you hiding behind the bell :)

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  14. So many wonderful details William.. I absolutely love the old wooden staircase, fabulous!

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  15. Lucky people to live there even way upstairs!

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  16. @Sharon: indeed!

    @Red: this one was well built.

    @Janey: they don't build them like this anymore.

    @Tanya: you're welcome!

    @Grace: it's quite distinctive.

    @RedPat: I agree!

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  17. That staircase is beautiful. The details are something else, love all of them.

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  18. TV had a news clip of Canada Day festivities and after your photos here I could recognize the background, community days are good for us!

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  19. Another fantastic building. The staircase is a work of art.

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  20. Love this place, always enjoy seeing the inside of these old buildings. You took some great shots.

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  21. Lovely photos, I like a lot the bells.

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  22. Beautiful details. I love the lamp in picture #8.

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  23. I think I would have liked to study periods in home decor.
    You are one of the bloggers that have good, long visits and tales. I like your series!

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  24. The bell and the staircase are beautiful.
    Nice to see you in one of the shots now and then ... ;-)

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