Casa Loma

Casa Loma

Canada's Fairy-tale Castle and Its Owner, Sir Henry Pellatt

Book - 1999
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This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Casa Loma, Toronto's most famous historic site, and its owner, Sir Henry Pellatt.

Born in 1859, Pellatt was a fascinating figure: a romantic whose interest in architecture inspired the medieval-style castle that is now a Toronto landmark. Casa Loma took 300 men three years to build at a cost of $3.5 million. Completed in 1914, the castle was enjoyed by Pellatt for only ten years before bankruptcy forced it from his hands. Today, Casa Loma is owned by the City of Toronto and operated by the Kiwanis Club.

Novelist and historian Bill Freeman tells the story of Pellatt's life and takes readers on a tour that covers every significant room in this dramatic hillside castle. The text is illustrated with full-colour contemporary photographs as well as fascinating archival material.
Publisher: Toronto : James Lorimer and Company, 1999.
ISBN: 9781550286458
1550286455
Characteristics: 72 p. : ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Pietropaolo, Vincenzo

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Jul 31, 2018

If you ever plan to take a trip to Toronto as a tourist - You must make a definite point of seeing its truly elegant, fairy-tale palace, Casa Loma (English translation - House on the Hill).

Completed in 1914 - Casa Loma took 300 men 3 years to build at a whopping cost of $3.5 million.

This impressively illustrated book was beautifully compiled (with plenty of informative text) by noted Canadian historian, Bill Freeman.

This well-researched historical book tells you the whole story about Casa Loma. And, believe me - It is sure to fascinate one, and all, with its rich storytelling and awesome photographs.

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