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1899 – Canada House, Bristol, Gloucestershire

Architect: Gingell & Bligh-Bond



“Canada House, of which we give an illustration is being erected at the corner of Baldwin-street, Bristol, by Messrs. Ford and Canning. The upper floors will be used as offices and strong- rooms. In the basement is a bonded cellar. The front, in a Flemish rendering of the Renaissance, is executed in Cattybrook facing bricks, with orange rubber brick and freestone dressings ; the roofs to be covered with slate. The architects are Messrs. W.B. Gingell and F. Bligh-Bond, of the same city. No contractor is employed, as the proprietors’ own men, under the superintendence of a building manager, are executing the work. Messrs. Elder, Dempster, and Co., will occupy the ground floor as their central offices. The cost of the block will be about £10,000.”

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