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Spotlight on Brantford Architecture: Federal Building

Spotlight on Brantford Architecture: Federal Building

The beautiful city of Brantford boasts many different architectural building styles, including one very prominent example of the Beaux Arts movement which can be seen in the Federal Building located at 60 Dalhousie Street. The term "Beaux Arts" comes from the French word for "Fine Arts" and was a popular, but short lived, architectural style from 1880-1930. The style echoes back to classic Greek and Roman forms characterized by order, symmetry, formal design, grandiosity and elab...
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Spotlight on Brantford Architecture: City Hall

Spotlight on Brantford Architecture: City Hall

Have you ever wondered about the massive, monolithic, ‘blocky’ building situated at 100 Wellington Square? It’s home to Brantford’s City Hall. Designed by Michael Kopsa and built in 1967, it was built to replace the Town Hall which served the city from 1877 to 1967. This building serves as an excellent representation of the Brutalist style of architecture. Also known as Brutalism, it’s a style that emerged in the 1950’s and grew out of the early 20th century ...
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