Thursday, September 14, 2006

Blog Guelph: Petrie Building

I've often thought that at the very least, some talented artist could be commissioned to paint the wooden window coverings of this stunning albeit grossly uncared for building in downtown Guelph.

According to Guelph historian, Gil Stelter, "The Petrie Pharmacy, completed for A.B. Petrie in 1882 clearly proclaims its function with a giant druggist's mortar and pestle as its cornice. The striking facade of stamped, galvanized iron was manufactured in Ohio. John Day designed this building."

Photo by digitalambition.

Sue Richards

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who actually owns the Petrie Building? I've tried looking into this, but nothing definitive ever seems to turn up.

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Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

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