I did mention we ate lunch out twice last week! Here is the second place we visited: The Masonry
. The first was Generations Inn
, a 100-year-old building!
It is a relatively new place in town, just opened up in September, which is fun. We pass by it whenever we go to our optometrist and we watched the workers as they renovated, and rebuilt.
There is nothing like the sound of hammers, with people looking after or refurbishing an old building. Most of these old buildings date back to 1816-17, when the town was settled.
I grew up in downtown Toronto, and our family home was about 150 years old
at the time, the street named after a distant family member (Walker). My parents lived there from 1945 - 1991!
These buildings are very much influenced by the Scottish and Irish stone masons who were hired to do the work. Our local college teaches folks how to build and/or repair these buildings, as it is quite an art.
|Yummy Lamburger and fries!|
|They've stripped the walls down to the brick.|
It feels comfortable, but nicely appointed inside.
|8 Wilson St. E.|
|The sedimentary limestone is ubiquitous|
in Lanark County!
You can see them working to repair the old Perth Museum stone wall
<= here and => in this post
|There is a large parking lot in Perth.|
The mural decorates one of the buildings.
|Outdoor patio at another restaurant!|
|This fabulous wall is in Carleton Place.|
|Many come to Perth for weddings!|
The stone work a fine background.
|Love the bridge stone work - Tay River|
|This building dates 1872|
|The Tay runs through it!|
|This decorates Algonquin College grounds!|
Our World Tuesday - more worlds here
|This is a newly-opened antique store.|
|Antique store in Lombardy for sale!|
You can see how many buildings have an addition.
See what you mean about the stonework, it's like looking at the buildings and brickwork round where I live in the UK
Wonderful series of shots ~ amazing stone work ~ thanks, carol, xxx
I like the brickwork on the inside of the Masonry. Very nice.
I love exposed red brick inside a building. To me it looks so cozy. A lot of brick buildings collapsed in California due to earthquakes, but those that survived and were reinforced can still be found. In Powell River, wood was the choice for building materials. Guess that makes sense because of its availability. But I do miss a nice brick building. - Margy
I love the brick wall in the restaurant. How was the lamb-burger? Lovely tour of the city, thanks for sharing. Have a happy week!
The stone buildings are what we prairie guys notice when we visit Ontario.
Beautiful old city so much history along with your good meal!
The stone work is indeed amazing. Great series.
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