Front St E and Church St in 1981 & 2023

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Looking southeast towards the corner of Front St E and Church St, in the St Lawrence neighbourhood of Toronto. The three-storey commercial building at 65 Front St E was built circa 1869. It was originally a warehouse for Smith, Fair & Co., wholesale grocers. Within a few years, the building became home to Cramp, Torrances & Company, “importers of tea and produce from East and West India.”

The building is clad with red brick and features Gothic Revival-style elements, including pointed arch details over the third-storey windows removed during alterations; however, the arches’ outlines remain visible today. Over the last 150 years, the former warehouse has been home to various businesses, including the Musterring Gallery, as shown in the archive photo.

June 7, 1981/2023 - Looking southeast towards the corner of Front St E and Church St, in the St Lawrence neighbourhood of Toronto. The three-storey commercial building at 65 Front St E was built circa 1869. It was originally a warehouse for Smith, Fair & Co., wholesale grocers. Within a few years, the building became home to Cramp, Torrances & Company, "importers of tea and produce from East and West India." The building is clad with red brick and features Gothic Revival-style elements, including pointed arch details over the third-storey windows removed during alterations; however, the arches' outlines remain visible today. Over the last 150 years, the former warehouse has been home to various businesses, including the Musterring Gallery, as shown in the archive photo
June 7, 1981/2023 – Looking southeast towards the corner of Front St E and Church St, in the St Lawrence neighbourhood of Toronto (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1526, File 8, Item 73)
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