The Beard Building was a seven-storey, 25.8 m (85 ft) Richardsonian Romanesque highrise in Toronto, Ontario. Designed by E.J. Lennox, and completed in 1894, it is regarded as the city's first skyscraper. Initial plans were for a nine-storey, iron-framed structure, but a more traditional wood/brick combination with seven storeys was settled upon. The Beard Building was a bank at street level, a commercial and office tower, and a hotel. The building was named after George Beard, the original landowner of the site at Jarvis St. and King St. East.

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  • The Beard Building was a seven-storey, 25.8 m (85 ft) Richardsonian Romanesque highrise in Toronto, Ontario. Designed by E.J. Lennox, and completed in 1894, it is regarded as the city's first skyscraper. Initial plans were for a nine-storey, iron-framed structure, but a more traditional wood/brick combination with seven storeys was settled upon. The Beard Building was a bank at street level, a commercial and office tower, and a hotel. The building was named after George Beard, the original landowner of the site at Jarvis St. and King St. East. The Beard Building was demolished in the mid-1930s, but surrounding structures, including St. Lawrence Hall, in the intersection survive to this day. The current site is occupied by a low rise condo development. (en)
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  • 1893 – 1894
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  • The Beard Building was a seven-storey, 25.8 m (85 ft) Richardsonian Romanesque highrise in Toronto, Ontario. Designed by E.J. Lennox, and completed in 1894, it is regarded as the city's first skyscraper. Initial plans were for a nine-storey, iron-framed structure, but a more traditional wood/brick combination with seven storeys was settled upon. The Beard Building was a bank at street level, a commercial and office tower, and a hotel. The building was named after George Beard, the original landowner of the site at Jarvis St. and King St. East. (en)
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