80 Simcoe Street

Three-storey, (painted, dichromatic?) brick, corner Tavern, retaining upper-level, segmental-arch apertures with double hood-mouldings, and (reduced) machicolated parapet (c. 1880).


Ground Floor – Lower floor is faced in modern, brown brick between stepped pilasters, all built on painted, rendered plinth. East side – small, modern, 1/1 windows with segmental-arch heads, are centred in outer bays either side of central entry. North side – four unequal bays (entry was presumably originally in smaller, second bay) have similar pair of windows into outer bays only. Metal flashing caps masonry, above slightly projecting courses.


Upper Floors – Upper two levels have similar window treatments throughout, with small, replacement 1/1 windows set in reduced openings, apparently within original window cases. Thick wooden sills remain at third floor only.

Parapet – Typical machicolations extend across top of each bay between secondary pilasters, under double stringcourse butting into pilaster piers. Lower half of recessed panels remains above. At pilasters, projecting piers are built off attenuated central machicolees and have recessed central panel above. Parapet and piers are reduced to approximately half original height throughout, and capped with narrow painted metal flashing.


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