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John B. Maclean House 1910
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2014
Photo Source - unknown
In front of this house at 7 Austin Terrace can be seen this 2014 Heritage Toronto plaque. Here's what it says:
Coordinates: 43.678390 -79.412326
This residence was constructed as part of the estate of publisher John B. Maclean, founder of Maclean's magazine. The main house was never completed and this, the intended gatehouse, became Maclean's primary residence. John Lyle was the architect; his other works include the Royal Alexandra Theatre and Union Station. Built in the Georgian revival style, the residence features multi-pane sash windows, wall dormers, and a portico with a curved pediment. The asymmetrical placement of the main entrance is unusual in this style. Maclean lived here until his death in 1950. Soon after, the home was converted into apartments. As part of the property's redevelopment into townhouses in 2011, original architectural elements removed from the north façade of the building were replaced.
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