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James Cooper House 1881
Photo and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2011
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Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2011
On the west side of Sherbourne Street, just north of Linden Street, can be found this 2010 Heritage Toronto plaque. Here's what it says:
Coordinates: 43.670938 -79.376427
Designed in the Second Empire style, this landmark building features a mansard roof with dormers and rich detailing in stone and wood. From its completion until 1894, it was the private residence of James Cooper, a partner in the prominent footwear manufacturing firm, Cooper and Smith. In 1910, the home was acquired by the Toronto Council of the Knights of Columbus, a Roman Catholic fraternal and mutual aid organization that remained here for the next 95 years. The house was then moved forward and incorporated by Tridel Group into a residential tower, completed in 2010.
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