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Toronto Star: 20 Jerome St. TO Listed Terra Cotta faced house in jeopardy
Vjosa Isai | April 11, 2018

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Neighbours want beautiful terracotta-tiled home preserved in west-end Toronto

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From Issue No. 268 | April 23, 2018

New owners began renovations this week after discovering heritage property was structurally unsound to be lived in.

Neighbours allege that some people on ladders started to pull down a section of wall and blamed the wind storm
Neighbours allege that some people on ladders started to pull down a section of wall and blamed the wind storm  (STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO STAR)

The terracotta-tiled home near Dundas St. W. and Dupont St. is covered in large reddish-brown tiles and lintels with elaborate engravings: rows of leaves, flowers and cherub heads nestled over pairs of wings.

All of this is now behind a tall metal fence with No trespassing and Danger signs. New owners took possession earlier this week and began renovations, causing neighbours to fear they may damage the historical property.

So far, it seems whoever bought it, its been quick and dirty, said Carol Sampson of the construction. Shes lived on Jerome St. for 14 years and said shes seen people come from all over the city to look at the unique house. The state of the property, its not contemporary any longer, but it is very beautiful. Everyone would like to see some attempt at even partial preservation. 

The house built near the turn of the century was originally owned by J. Turner Sr., a west-end builder.
The house built near the turn of the century was originally owned by J. Turner Sr., a west-end builder.   (STEVE RUSSELL/TORONTO STAR)

The home was erected in 1905 by west-end builder J. Turner and is listed as a heritage site. Catherine Nasmith, president of the Architectural Conservancy Ontario, said the unusual approach to the design is part of its heritage listing. 

 

Editors Notes: This house was written up in Terra Cotta: Artful Deceivers, published in 1990 by The Toronto Region Architectural Conservancy, a the Toronto branch of Architectural Conservancy Ontario, it is available for sale at http://www.acotoronto.ca/publications_new.php
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