Casa Loma Stables

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In 1905 Sir Henry Pellatt purchased land which had been the private golf course of Albert Austin of nearby Spadina, the following year anticipating construction of Casa Loma, he hired E.J. Lennox to design and build these stables, estimated to have cost $250.000. The stalls were made of Spanish Mahogany and the floors were covered in tiles set in a zig-zag pattern so that the horses would not slip. When the main castle was completed, it was connected to the stables by a tunnel. Here in 1944, in utmost secrecy, the Royal Navy placed an assembly plant for asdic, an early form of sonar which was vital in the battles of the Atlantic. The existence of this factory was disclosed only after the second world war ended.

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© Paolo Bonassin on July 18, 2013

Like un saluto amichevole Paolo

Бобан Армуш on July 21, 2013

Excellent shot, very beautiful architecture. YSL 8/20.

Greetings from Serbia.

emilyA on July 21, 2013

Thank you so much panofriends. I am very glad with your kind comments. Warmest greetings, Emily

Giannino Lux on July 27, 2013

an amazing high building - L I K E - The best wishes from Rome - Gianni

emilyA on July 27, 2013

Giannino, thank you so much. Warmest greetings, Emily

列姆蒂芙尼 on July 27, 2013

hello. Emily

excellent capture

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congratulation and have a nice weekend for you

best regards from Tiffany Liem

emilyA on July 31, 2013

Thank you friend. Best wishes, Emily

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