Heritage · Héritage · Aankoobjigan
The buildings at Mill Square are architectural treasures of Sault Ste. Marie. They are the largest collection of historical industrial Robinsonion Romanesque buildings in Canada. This style refers to famous 19th-century American architect H.H. Richardson, whose strong, simple Romanesque buildings were so often imitated that they generated a whole new category of architecture.
The style of a building is determined by many factors, including its shape, materials, embellishments, and windows and doors. Take a moment to admire the basic forms of the buildings at Mill Square, their impressive arched doorways, and the tall, slender windows on the upper storeys. These buildings are proof that industrial structures can be both beautiful and functional.
Test your knowledge
Question 1Which building is not one of the 5 sandstone buildings at Mill Square?
Question 2Which building exists at Mill Square?
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