interior and exterior images of 84 Market Street in Brantford

PROPERTY OVERVIEW

BUILT - 1952 | ARCHITECT - Leslie H. Kemp

  • Historical 3 storey office building with strong presence
  • 17,577 Sf - 5,559 Sf / floor with additional large finished lower level
  • Elevator access to all 4 levels
  • Recently occupied with well-maintained HVAC & mechanical systems
  • Adaptable floor plan with mix of private offices, multiple meeting rooms and open bull pen areas
  • 20 – 24 parking stalls on site with ample street parking and municipal lot
  • Upgrades include: server room, on-site backup diesel generator, IT infrastructure throughout
  • $2,950,000

Architectural Significance

This building is a fine example of modem neo-Classicism, reflected in its use of classical proportions and building elements. For example, the use of Ionic details around the doorways. The Ionic band stretched over the doorway gives the entrance a "squat" appearance.

Contextual Significance

The raised entrance is similar to other buildings in the Square. It creates a grand entrance and reinforces the monumental and institutional character of the building.

Interior Features of Significance

The grandeur of the exterior design of the building continues to the interior, by finishing the main vestibule in marble, doors are a finished wood moulding. Entrance and elevator lobby is accentuated with many questions of the era that remain timeless.

Landscape Features of Significance

The cedars and lawn in front of the building create a very formal appearance and reinforce the building style. Similar to the Bell Canada building to the north, the facade of the Foresters Building is buffered from the street edge by a grassed lawn area.

Historical Significance

Over 140 years ago, The Canadian Order of Foresters was organized. The COF provided insurance benefits to its members and was incredibly active in the community. It wasn’t until 1902 that they found their permanent “home”, setting up their head office at 84 Market Street in Brantford, ON – directly across from the location Alexander Graham Bell sent his first telephone call to (Sam Trapscott’s Drug Store).

For more information, please contact:

Ed Doucet

  • Broker of Record
  • RE/MAX Twin City Realty - Doucet Group
  • 515 Park Road N, Brantford, ON
  • 1.888.759.5494 | eddoucet@remax.net