Building Brockville

An architectural tour of Brockville, exploring the features of different architectural styles and the local buildings that include these elements. Each episode is 4-5 minutes in length and features a different style, covering institutional, commercial, and residential styles found across the city. Filmed July-September 2021.

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Note: Many buildings contain multiple styles, and sometimes even experts disagree about how to classify a building.

A look at the features of Georgian architecture and some the Brockville buildings that exemplify this style. (1750s-1850s)

A look at the features of Neo Classical architecture and some of the Brockville buildings that include elements of this style, including the Court House. (1810-1850)

Profiling the features of Gothic Revival and Romanesque architecture and some of the Brockville buildings that feature these styles, including churches, the Fuller building, and the Brockville Armouries. (mid-late 1800s)

A look at the features of Italianate architecture and some of the Brockville buildings that exemplify this style. (mid 1800s-1900)

A look at the features of Queen Anne architecture and some of the Brockville buildings that incorporate this style. (1870-1910)

A look at the features of Beaux Arts architecture and some of the Brockville buildings that showcase this style, including 48 King, BCI (Brockville Collegiate Institute), and the Brockville Public Library. (1885-1945)

A look at the features of Edwardian Four Square architecture and some of the Brockville homes built in this style. (1890-1930)

A look at the features of the post-war economy housing, sometimes referred to as Victory Housing. (1940-1960s)