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Clay Tile House

LAST UPDATE: December 1 2020

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photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
Clay Tile House
20 Jerome Street
High Park North, Toronto

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Notes:

From BlogTO, see sources. "At 20 Jerome Street near Dundas West and Dupont, there´s a house covered in weather-worn terracotta tile. Across the front, down the sides, and round the back hundreds of mismatched decorative reliefs make the building look like a displaced Asian temple. The house was built by J. Turner Sr., a west-end Toronto builder in 1905. Terracotta tile had been in vogue in the decades before Turner set to work, but around 1895 tastes started to change and the material went out of fashion, leaving Ontario producers with stockpiles of unwanted product."

 

The house was considered structurally unsound and demolished. 

Status:
Demolished

Year Destroyed:
unknown

Map:
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Companies:
No data at this time

BUILDING DATA
Type:
Detached house

Current use:
Residential

Heritage:
Heritage property

Sources:

Sources

  1. Inventory of Heritage Properties
    Author - City of Toronto
    More information

  2. Terra Cotta Artful Deceivers
    Author - Toronto Region Architectural Conservancy
    Date - 1990
    Page - 27
    Notes - End of a Product Line, describes the history of this house as part of a few houses in Ontario that took advantage of low prices for slightly out of fashion terra cotta pieces to build. This book is available in our online Shop.

  3. BlogTO:
    Author - Chris Bateman
    Date - March 13, 2014
    Notes - "At 20 Jerome Street near Dundas West and Dupont, there´s a house covered in weather-worn terracotta tile. Across the front, down the sides, and round the back hundreds of mismatched decorative reliefs make the building look like a displaced Asian temple
    More information

  4. Toronto's famous terracotta house is about to be demolished - blogTO
    Author - BlogTO
    Date - May 22, 2018
    More information

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