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I moved this here to talk about it,[edit]

Romanesque-revival archway on an American home, architect and photographer unknown, ca. 1880-1895

after cutting it out from the sentence about where the style was popular in the USA.

"courthouses and"

I am wondering what courthouse in the USA were built in the Romanesque style? And at this point those dessigned in the Richardsonian Romanesque don't count. There are lots of them but that really is a different style. Really. I thnk that the picture on the top left is going to go for the same reason. The doorway shown if Richardsonian, not . . . whatever the article is about. Carptrash (talk) 01:45, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

As promised, here is the picture. Carptrash (talk) 01:48, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Here is another picture better suited (opinion) to somewhere else. Carptrash (talk) 01:50, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

It seems to me[edit]

that the whole section about the old Toronto courthouse does not belong here. It belongs, if anywhere, in the Richardsonian Romanesque article. I am inclined to just remove it, but will give notice here first. Speak now or hold your peace (piece?). Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 16:36, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

I am calling all of these[edit]

Richardsonian Romanesque

Anything done in heavy rusticated stone with totally regular repeating arches is almost always Richardsonian or even the Commercial Style. If you can look at a building and see the frame articulated, it is not Romanesque Revival Carptrash (talk) 04:50, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Toronto City Hall[edit]

Arches at main entrance to old city hall in Toronto

I just cut this out of the article:

A prime example of the Romanesque Revival Style is the Old City Hall built in Toronto from 1889 to 18 September 1899, designed by Edward James Lennox.[1] Its exterior walls built with intricate detail such as the caricatures of politicians are carved above the columns at the entrance and even the doorknobs have the city’s old coat of arms on them.[2] A very noticeable feature is the clock tower standing 103.6 meters high, one of the most prominent parts of this tower is how there are four gargoyles placed on the four corners of the tower.[3] The gargoyles originally were made from limestone but they were replaced by bronze sculptures after a part of the stone gargoyle broke off and fell into the attic below in 1938.[4] The simple yet elaborate arches over the entrances, the corner pavilions and the intricate designs on the walls and entrances are all examples of some of the different elements of the Romanesque Revival Style that are commonly used. Another indication of the Romanesque Revival Style is the usage of the square shape in the design and the how it almost seems caste-like especially just with the fact of how extremely large and tall everything is, giving it a grand-like feeling. The use of the different sandstones along with the change of colors between red and brown create an interesting contrast and gives the entire building a very ‘rugged’ look.

McHugh says of this building, "The basic form of the building resembles Richardson's" [5] while Dendy & Kilbourn state, ""Inspired by the work of of Boston arcitect Henry Hobson Richardson.." [6]

  1. ^ http://www.aviewoncities.com/toronto/oldcityhall.htm
  2. ^ http://www.toronto.ca/old_cityhall/old_cityhall_tour.htm
  3. ^ http://www.gothereguide.com/old+city+hall+toronto-place/
  4. ^ http://www.toronto.ca/auda/2005_14_honourable_elements_oldcityhall.htm
  5. ^ McHugh, Patricia, ‘’Toronto Architecture: A City Guide’’, NcClelland & Stewart Inc., Toronto, 1985 p.106
  6. ^ Dendy, William & William Kilbourn, ‘’Toronto Observed: Its Architecture, Patrons, and History’’, Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1986 p.150

Carptrash (talk) 14:01, 15 May 2012 (UTC)